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What percent of people invited generally come to a wedding?

My venue seats 225 people. I added up just our closest friends and family (nothing farther than 1st cousins) and got 148. Plus 53 are single so might bring a date. Plus 71 kids who might be taken with. So that's already 272 and there are about 50 other friends I want to invite. Ugh so stressful . lol


Asked by jenae_gist at 10:51 PM on Dec. 17, 2010 in Just for Fun

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    (# of out of town guests * 65%) + (# of local guests * 90%) = total # estimated to attend.

    So if you have 150 people on your guest list, 50 of which are out-of-towners, and 100 are local, your equation will look like this: (50*65%)+ (100*90%)= 122.5. So, approximately 123 people will attend. Please note, as I said, this is an art, not a science. So it's a good idea to make an a list and a b list. Send your a list invitations out 8 weeks in advance. As you start to get acceptances and declines, you can start inviting some of the people from your b list.


    Answer by Liansmommie at 5:36 AM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • Im in the middle of planning my wedding as well!! I am only going to have about 75 people and thats including their dates lol sad.... Let me know if you need help with anything :)

    Answer by TsMommy428 at 10:54 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • lol Me too! Im having a lot of fun planning mine actually! Everyone always says they hated planning it, but I love it!! Ours is October 22, 2011! Congrats to you btw!

    Answer by TsMommy428 at 11:02 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • haha! I totally agree! Thats money that can go into the wedding, or a honeymoon!

    Answer by TsMommy428 at 11:08 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • need to have them RSVP. Additionally, the ones that you don't get yay's or nay's from, call them and get some type of positive/negative confirmation, then from that total...knock of 10% and that's the people that will be at your wedding.

    Answer by ShouldHaveLeft at 11:17 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • I think it's close to 20 - 25% that don't come. When ordering cake always order for less people because you are going to have a ton of people that are on a "diet". Have fun I love wedding planning!

    Answer by jillrebecca3 at 11:53 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • Awww thanks. You too. I actually love every other aspect of wedding planning besides this part. haha. When is your wedding. Ours is Sept 10th.

    Comment by jenae_gist (original poster) at 10:57 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • Congrats to you too! I have a friend who just hired a wedding planner for hers. Seems like the biggest waste of money to me. The only tough parts are deciding who to invite and gathering addresses which they don't do for you anyways! haha

    Comment by jenae_gist (original poster) at 11:05 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • I think you can count on 25 -30% not coming.

    Answer by mmmegan38 at 11:16 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • that sounds stressful

    Answer by kewi86 at 11:33 PM on Dec. 17, 2010