(Closed) What % of coworkers come to wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We didn’t invite any co-workers so no advice here.  Sorry.  We specifically didn’t want this situation where we felt like 1/3 of our wedding were guests that we worked with.  Especially since neither of us have arrived at our chosen career yet and these are not people we will be working with or know for the rest of our lives.  Then again we are only having 55 people and are thrilled with our decision to stay small.  I would say that you should expect roughly 15 -20% of your wedding guests to be colleagues and their spouses.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Yeah, likewise, no work people, but if you’re trying to match his total and stay at about 150, then you’re looking at HALF of your wedding being work people, which I personally wouldn’t find ideal, but maybe you would? I don’t know. Good luck!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

100% hah, lol I’m the exception.

I work in a small office (2 bosses who are a couple & 2 employees besides me).

I invited them all and they all accepted and they make one perfect table.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

I have a big office and not a single one of them bothered their arse to turn up.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Can’t really help much.  Husband invited one coworker, who came with a date, and I invited one former coworker, who flew in alone. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I work in a small office (5 of us total), so they’re all being invited plus their spouse and children if applicable. I would image all of them will attend (not sure if all will bring their kids). On the other hand, my fiance isn’t inviting anyone from work except the people we hang out with all the time… Because of these two things, I’m expecting a 90-100% turnout from our work people. Hope that helps??

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@jd51:  About 25 people from work (out of 250 people).

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I was wondering the same thing—I have 2 jobs, and my second job is where my Fiance works, so we have a bit of overlap there.  If everyone I end up inviting from both places of employment show up, then I may have 2 full tables (my tables are 10 ppl each) with a couple of overflow (which I’m not sure where I’d put them!)…I imagine the % would be proportionate to the typical overall % of ivited vs. attending for the wedding in general.  If I were you, I’d over invite a bit, just so you can be sure of your minimum…and hey, who knows!  You might find they’re a blast and you form new weekend buddies out of them 🙂

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I think you can’t really plan for exactly 150 accepts. So you are definitely going to a.) run the risk of not meeting your minimum, or b.) have more than 150 people… so which works better for you?

I do think it’s fair to assume that 100% of a single group (i.e., coworker, my family, his family, our friends, etc) would not come.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m inviting about 1/2 of my department (including all higher ups) and with +1s, they made up a perfect table. I’ve gotten 2 RSVPs (four people total) back already saying they’re coming and one hasn’t given me the official RSVP back but has asked me questions regarding gifts and clued me in to what is expected from them as a gift. As such, I assume they are for sure coming, despite not having tangible material proof. So now I’m waiting on two RSVPs.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Every single one of my coworkers is coming.  Three are not bringing guests, but several are bringing children.

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