Total Guests Invited: 341 (including Mr. HW and Myself)
Originally this was 405, but we decided to trim the guest list a little bit because we didn’t want to have to lay out any extra costs.
The response rate doesn’t really shock me. Our wedding is sort of “destination” in that each side will have to travel a bit to get there. It is about 90 minutes from my hometown and about 2.5 hours from his. So, I expected a few more “no’s” because of this.
Total Yes Responses: 131 (38%)
Total No Responses: 100 (29%)
Total RSVPs Still Outstanding: 89 + a few random last minute invitations that were sent out after I made my spreadsheet (26-33%)
So, uh, anyone want to track down 89 people for me? Please?
Here’s the situation: We have enough food, cake, and spirits for around 150-175. We have enough wiggle room in our venue contract for 220. I’m assuming a large majority of those 89 people aren’t coming, so even if a little less than half do end up coming, I think we’ll be okay. Hopefully we’ll hear from a few more and we can try to contact those who we haven’t heard back from yet.
Luckily, everything is buffet style and we aren’t doing assigned seating besides a few reserved tables for the wedding party and people like my grandma who needs a seat close to the action.
How did your RSVPs break down? Anyone else have a LOT of outstanding RSVPs 2 weeks past the deadline?