(Closed) Who to invite?

posted 7 years ago in Family
Post # 3
1843 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

If you invite 150 people, more than likely (not always), all 150 aren’t going to come.  Using the 20% decline rate, you’d be okay to invite 187.5 people.  I would sit down and realistically go through your lists and who you know for sure will be there and who you think may not.  Almost every wedding I’ve been invited to or know the bride/groom fairly well, there are always people that they knew 100% would be there, and they didn’t come.

As far as family/cousins – that’s tough.  If they’re all in the same general location, I would say you probably should invite all of them.

Post # 4
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

To avoid any problems I sent out my invites in batches. I sent the out of town ones first with a slightly earlier rsvp date and once those rsvps started coming and I saw how many of them were declining I invited more and more people. I ended up inviting about 32 people who declined, but replaced each of my declined guests with someone else. Basically at any one time I never had more than my max of 175 people invited. If one couple declined, I invited one more couple to fill that spot.   

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