Comments on: Panicking Over the Guest List http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/jenna-guest-list/ helping brides create beautiful weddings without breaking the bank Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:52:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Jenna http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/jenna-guest-list/#comment-21703 Mon, 13 Jun 2011 18:04:11 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=10271#comment-21703 Deep down I do know that :) It's just hard to look at the logistics of planning for a 200 person wedding (when I was hoping for WAY under 100) and not panic a little. I am getting better though! And all these lovely comments have been fantastic. :)

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By: Mrs. Smith http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/jenna-guest-list/#comment-21698 Sun, 12 Jun 2011 15:41:21 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=10271#comment-21698 100% attendance isn't going to happen. We invited nearly 400, had nearly 200 in attendance. Its generally 75% if everyone is in town, closer to 50% if you have alot of out of town guests (like ours). Even with the best of intentions, things just come up that prevent people from coming. Don't stress.

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By: Jenna http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/jenna-guest-list/#comment-21695 Fri, 10 Jun 2011 03:35:14 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=10271#comment-21695 It totally is!! I wish I had a capacity cap for our venue :) it would make cutting the list off at an arbitrary number MUCH easier!

Good luck to you too!!

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By: Jenna http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/jenna-guest-list/#comment-21694 Fri, 10 Jun 2011 03:33:23 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=10271#comment-21694 I really appreciate the advice! We aren't (and I probably should have been clearer) letting family members bring plus ones unless they're cohabitating. But in a strange twist of fate all of our friends that we are inviting to the wedding are either living with their S.O.s, engaged or we're close with the couple, not just one or the other. Weird, huh?

Thanks for the advice!!

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By: @katielynncross http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/jenna-guest-list/#comment-21687 Thu, 09 Jun 2011 14:48:02 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=10271#comment-21687 Isn't this the biggest stresser?! We're trying trying trying to finalize our guest list, but the "Oh wait! We forgot ____________! And his date!"s that keep happening is really starting to freak me out!

Gooooooood luck! (:

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By: Jenna http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/jenna-guest-list/#comment-21686 Thu, 09 Jun 2011 13:59:08 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=10271#comment-21686 :) I hope you're right!! We're actually hoping that since David's older brother got married only 6 years ago a lot of his out of town family won't want to make the drive down. Thanks for the encouragement!!

-Jenna

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By: On The Go Bride http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/jenna-guest-list/#comment-21685 Thu, 09 Jun 2011 13:11:39 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=10271#comment-21685 Absolutely no reason to start panicking until you get the rsvps. My husband and I invited 200 people to our wedding last summer and the total count ended up being 108. I've only heard of one person that had everyone rsvp yes to their wedding. More often then not, not everyone can make it :-)

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By: Carrie http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/jenna-guest-list/#comment-21684 Thu, 09 Jun 2011 13:10:29 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=10271#comment-21684 I would highly, highly recommend you don't give everyone a plus one unless they are in an established relationship. I have never been invited to a wedding with a plus one. When my stepbrother got married two years ago and I asked that my boyfriend (only of 4 months, but I knew where we heading and we are engaged now) be invited, they said no. And I accepted it, b/c I wasn't paying for it. Just my unsolicited advice, but it will help you bring the stress level down a wee bit. The guest list was the hardest thing for us, and now RSVPs are not much better!

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