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 think we invited roughly 100-110 people and we have 30 coming. My travel agent predicted all along we would have 30 (or roughly 1/3), she said people always are excited but plans change and many people end up not making it. I think with planning a destination wedding there is always a risk some people you had hoped could be there won't make it, but at the end of the day, this is a different type of experience and if I wanted a wedding with 200 people I would have planned it at home. All that truly matters is that I'm marrying my best friend and so long as we both show up, the rest is all a bonus as far as I'm concerned! Of course my head was ready to explode when we were up to the last day to book back in the spring and my Dad and brother still hadn't booked, but it all worked out and they got themselves booked in time after all. No wedding is stress free!