Originally Posted by CourtandMatt
I will keep you all updated! Our RSVPs are due February 1st so I am sure I will have a better idea then. That's also the last day to book with our TA. I am just totally lost at what are numbers will be. We sent out 95 invites inviting 180 persons. When I did the calculations before sending out the invites, I was estimating almost 80 persons coming based on positive responses from the save the dates. Now my estimate is down to 55, but only 13 have booked! I am still missing 75 RSVPs that account for 147 persons. And, people I totally thought were coming that kept saying "I can't wait" are now like "we have to see." If they are just now saying "we have to see" then I am thinking they are going to say no because I am pretty sure you would know by now. O man. Wedding planning is stressful. I can't plan decor, reception venue, etc. until I have a better idea of the number!
I'm running into the same issue, everyone is totally going until they actually have to book the trip! I have my florist on standby for all my rentals, centerpieces etc because I don't know exactly what I will need. Thankfully the contract is able to be changed even with our deposit made. I think we'll end up with about 55 also. I held onto our invitations because I wanted to send them out as a reminder to book and didn't want to do it to soon or over the Christmas holiday. I'm hoping sending them out in the next couple of weeks will remind people to make their reservations. If you don't have at least 50+ people Calabash isn't an option, and the Mediterranean is way to small for a wedding over 30 people or so, I was in there. So I don't know what I'd do if we weren't able to do it there!
I'm not really stressed about it yet, I'm thinking (hoping) people will book with their tax returns!