I guess this question will be more for the ladies that are married. Congats by the way! If you are pretty close to your wedding date such as a few weeks you could chime in and just use booked guests instead of attended.
My fiancee and I started on our guest list. We are breaking it down between between the more definite people who will attend and the maybe's.
Scrolling through the forum , it's quite apparent one of the biggest frustrations of a destination wedding is the guest list! Honestly, our maybe list appears to be longer than our definite list.
I've seen some of the threads where a large amount were invited but only a small number actually came or suddenly your guest list shot up due to guest's inviting others. Also, many of the posts about low RSVP's were during the planning process and not after the wedding and which a few updated that some of the guest's did get their butt in gear about booking at the last minute.
I was curious to see how much of a difference it was when it came to the number of invites ( invites that you were expecting to come not just a courtesy invite) versus the number that actually attended.
- How many guests did you invite and how many attended?
- How many last minute guests did you have attend? Let's say, guest's that booked a month before the wedding.
- How many guest added a plus one? We already know we are going to have a few of these. But we've decided were okay with a few plus ones.