(Closed) What percentage of your guest list is family?

posted 9 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I would say ours is 50% his family 10% my family 10% my friends and 20% his friends and 10% our friends!

He has a big family and I have a really small one.

 

 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

We are between 80 and 85% family (mostly mine) and the rest friends (an equal number for each of us).

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Harbison Chapel & The Maple Lane Farm

Ours is about 2/3 family 1/3 friends with just over 100 pple total.   We share a lot of friends, and we have nearly equal family/family friends in that 2/3rds.   We’d like to make it 1/2 family 1/2 friends, but it’s really not possible.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My FH and I both have large families.  However, we also know a LOT of people (at our church) so I think it comes out to about even. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Ours is at least 50% family, probably a lot more. I know I’m only inviting about 4 friends (plus guests, so 8). He’s got a few more, but not a ton. I’m shy, so don’t have many friends, and he’s much more social but has few friends he’s close enough to to invite. The balance of the list (we’ve somehow managed to make it over 400 people being invited, how?) are family friends. I’m not sure how to classify those, since some of these people I literally have never heard of, so they’re not OUR friends. (We are providing very little food, and my FH’s dad is over 4 restaurants, so there’s little additional cost with extra guests, so we’re pretty much inviting anyone my parents want, since they’re paying anyway.)

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall

Ours would be about 60% his family, 15% my family, and 25% friends/close coworkers.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

65 percent are family. His family is huge mine is somewhat large but they are scattered across the country. So, I have faux family that is another 25 percen that we spend holidays with etc. that I’ve known since the day I was bord. So, 75 percent. Our list is 225 – 65 are shared friends between my Fiance and I. Rest family and parents friends. It can be frustrating at times

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Oh- about thirty percent of our guests are family. My fi and I have small families, and we are having a small wedding of about 60 people. Obviously, the rest of our guests are family friends, college buddies, & a few select co-workers.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

Ugh. I would say probably about 75% of or 240 person guest list is family, almost all of it mine…and sadly most of whom I am either not that close to, or see once a year if I’m lucky! My parents insisted on inviting them all. I am hoping (since many of them are out of town) that many decide not to make the trip.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

85%, yo!  I get incensed when the #1 buget tip is to cut the guest list, or when people say "if you can’t afford x, you’re having a bigger wedding than you can afford".  Uhhh… okay.  You tell Aunt Maude she can’t come after she’s made her travel plans…

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018 - Outdoor ceremony, banquet hall reception

Defintely about 85% family out of a 100-120 person wedding. Mr. Powder Puff has an enormous family (his dad is one of 14 children!), so most of them are his relatives. The rest is made up of my family and a few close friends.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We are having a pretty small ceremony with 50 people max. I would say family is a good 1/2 of that.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

85% of our maximum guest list is family. It’s 79 people total (including us), and only 14 people on the list are not family (2 of whom are in the wedding party: my Maid/Matron of Honor and his BM). Of the family portion, the largest portion are the cousins (there’s 24 of them) plus their spouses/fiance(e)s, and babies, coming to a whopping total of 32 people (compared to 35 immediate family plus (great-)grandparents plus aunts and uncles). We’re hoping to cut the guest list further, but it’s pretty much IMPOSSIBLE to cut it past about 17 people without A) excluding people we want to be there, or B) majorly stepping on some toes (or both!).

Post # 16
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Sugar bee

I would say about 50% of our list is family, 30% is family friends and 20% are our friends or coworkers.  We are having a large wedding (320 invited, hoping for less than 275!) and the majority of our friends are in the bridal party. 

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