(Closed) What is the avg. rate of declines??

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m not sure about the average decline rate for weddings, but I would imagine that the Sunday of TG weekend would be higher….I think whenever its over a holiday, you run the risk of folks being away with their families. My friend got married 4th of July last year, and even for that holiday, she had a lot of people who declined because of their holiday plans.

Are you inviting mostly Out of Town guests? Or are many of them living nearby the wedding? I think that would make a bit of a difference in the decline rate too.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i don’t know the average either, but we had an engagement party right after thanksgiving and we have more people come because they were home for thanksgiving. sunday would be a little different though because they’d probably have to go back to their own homes. we’re having a sunday wedding and we’re having quite a large decline rate for our oot guests.

Post # 5
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1220 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Due to the holiday and having it on a Sunday I would think it would be higher than say a Saturday of a non-holiday weekend.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Welcome!! A good estimating figure is 20% of your guests. So, If you invite say 100, expect 80 to show. On a holiday weekend, you have a few variables. Some people won’t travel at all because it’s a holiday and they have other plans. While, some of your closer family members who live out of town, might come in for the holiday weekend and the wedding. But I would still use that 20% rule to estimate numbers.

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