Post # 1
Just out of interest- what percentage of your guest list is your/your FI’s friends and how much is family/others?
I was just looking at my 90 person guest list and realised we had a 50/50 split- 45 family, 45 friends. How is everyone else looking?
Post # 2
We are having a DW with approx 65/70 guests. 90% are family, 10% friends.
Post # 3
around 30% friends I reckon! Most of the family is FI’s side, I have about 5 members of family attending! I just have a very small family….
Post # 4
1st daughter to marry – 1/3 the POB family and friends, including brides cousins. 1/3 the B&G friends, including grooms cousins, 1/3 POG family and lots of their friends.
Tried to keep the same percentages, for 2nd daughter’s wedding, but results were skewed; about half the number of people invited and didn’t invite a lot who went to the first one. Groom’s side from 3.5 hours away, so half didn’t attend. Probably heavy on the friends section.
Post # 5
PABride: we’re doing the same thing as your first daughter’s wedding. We’re inviting 150 guests, and I divided the list evenly into thirds. So, my parents and I get 50 spots for our family and friends of the family, FI and his mother get 50 spots for their family and friends of the family, and FI and I get the remaining 50 spots for our friends (both mutual and separate). When I take a closer look at the list, there are 49 total family members and 94 friends. This makes total sense, because my family is pretty darn small and we’re only inviting family from FMIL’s side (no contact with anybody on FI’s biological father’s side).
Post # 6
- Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast
Ours is about 30 my family, 30 his family, and 40 friends for our 100 person guest list.
Post # 7
We did a destination wedding, so it was about 80% friends and 20% family.
Post # 8
MrsKing212: I would say 30% were our friends.
We both have massive massive families. ( our extended family alone was probably 100 people)
We also let our parents invite whatever friends they wanted.
Post # 9
MrsKing212: We have some disfunctional families split between the two of us. So we have been able to make our friends our family. So we have about 90% friends and 10% family.
Post # 10
About 50% friends/family friends (friends of my parents).
Post # 11
We are inviting 132, and about 25-30 of them are friends. so a little less than 25%. We would have invited more, but we couldn’t afford a larger wedding and his parents insisted on inviting every 2nd cousin and great aunt she had.
Post # 12
MrsKing212: Ours is about 80% family ad 20% friends, we both have big families.
Post # 13
52% of the guest list are friends (ours and their children, our parents friends – some of whom are like aunts/uncles to us.)
The reality is that a lot of the overseas friends will not be attending and those who can will likely attend without their kids/spouse. So I estimate on the day it’ll be 30% friends (we do have a lot of local friends invited.)
Post # 14
We have 80 guests, I think we probably have about 10-15% friends and the rest is family
Post # 15
MrsKing212: Interesting to see the responses here. I guess we’re the exception – we’re about 70% friends (probably around 130ish are friends out of 190ish)