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Guest List: Invited versus Actually Attended- Calling all ladies whose wedding

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#11 CanadianLindsey

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    Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:32 PM

    Invited: 52 people in Feb

    RSVP'd: 29 people in April

    Actually came: 26 people in Dec


    We had one guest bring a friend/+1 and it was only b/c my cousin was traveling from half way around the world. Otherwise we didn't have or want any strangers at our wedding, just a personal choice. We had one couple pay the deposit, then drop out months before and one couple break up so the ex GF didn't come. We had no problem pairing up the 6 singles either to keep the costs down for them(double occ was cheaper). And like some other girls have said, you will prob be surprised who comes and who doesn't. Sometimes your "sure bets" bail and more "maybes" show up!! Lol!

    #12 Sophia2616

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      Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:39 PM

      I have not had our wedding yet but we invited everyone we would have if we had it at home. We invited about 150-175 people; and we have 80 booked as of today.

      #13 Canada05

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        Posted 26 March 2013 - 02:22 PM

        Our wedding is next week so our numbers are pretty final.


        May 2012 we sent out invitations to 91 people.
        Sept 2012 when our deadline for our travel agent was we had 63 people booked which included 2 extra people we didn't originally invite (my parent's friends asked to bring their son and his FI)

        April 2013 our number now stands at 61, my great aunt and uncle were forced to cancel due to health reasons (MAKE SURE that any older members of your family have health cancellation insurance!)


        And, everyone we thought would come did, and the invites we sent to "be nice" didn't book. We didn't really have any surprises. We knew that if we gave people enough time (more than a year) people would have lots of time to book off work and save up.

        #14 gresley

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          Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:40 PM

          It's awesome to see the differences that people saw. Right now our guest list is SUPER up in the air.. I guess time will only tell!

          #15 Jessica Correa

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            Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:27 PM

            This makes me feel so much better because it looks like we will be mailing out about 75 invitations and I really hope that half of them can come. I want a smaller wedding. I just don't know how the list got that long!

            #16 kellisbaby

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            Posted 16 December 2013 - 02:10 PM

            Love this post.  My guest list is fluxuating between 89 - 93 and I really do not know how many people to expect.  TA thinks we should hold 20 rooms, and it's freaking me out!  (Cuz I'm putting the initial deposits down to hold the rooms)

            #17 loquaciouspunky

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            Posted 20 December 2013 - 06:08 AM

            Were planning on inviting 65 ish, but honestly we only think 25-30 will show. which is just fine. we want something small and intimate.

            #18 JanetandDan2014

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              Posted 30 January 2014 - 12:58 PM

              For the DW we sorta did more of a word of mouth thing to our closest family and friends who knew they were invited anyway.  We told probably 100 people and we will have 30-35 actually going.  For the AHR we are invited 305 and expect to have 275 or so.  I will update my numbers when all of my bookings are complete.

              #19 kellymiller

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              Posted 04 February 2014 - 05:34 PM

              This was a great thread! I know we have debated how many to invite vs how many will actually show. As of right now our guest list is 80 but we only want 50 max to attend. We are allowing all the single people to have a +1, as we have some friends from university that won't know necessarily know everyone else invited and wanted to make them feel comfortable.

              #20 CurlyKristen

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              Posted 16 February 2014 - 12:50 PM

              This post is very encouraging! I was stressing out about how many people to invite because I was worried about how many would show up. I guess I will just invite everyone and hope the numbers go the same way for me :)

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