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Does anyone know of a good formula for estimating how many people will attend the wedding reception as compared to the invite list?

It sounds like you got a great deal. My price is a little lower, not much, but we did not get video. They told us we could add it later in Jan or Feb. So, I guess we need to make a decision on that.

I'll check my package tonight and let you know more tomorrow.

 
 
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I have heard that there is a 25% "no-show/cancellation/no response" for the invite list. I have also heard of a few cases where everyone on the list came (225 invitees, the room only held 175 comfortably). I think a good way to do it is to invite only the total amount of people that would fit comfortably in the room and if everyone comes--great. If not there is room for everyone.

It sounds like you got a great deal. My price is a little lower, not much, but we did not get video. They told us we could add it later in Jan or Feb. So, I guess we need to make a decision on that.

I'll check my package tonight and let you know more tomorrow.

 
 
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Karen

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I've heard to expect that 20-25% of your guests will decline. I've also been told that people are uncomfortable sending 'no's (out of fear of upsetting the bride) so they often don't respond & you'll need to call.......

As Jennifer noted, COMFORT is key. Examine the room and see how many can comfortably sit at a table - not how many the caterer says can fit. Usually, the caterers numbers are more aggressive & people get squished at the tables.

 
 
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I have a formula for determining how many guests will actuall attend your wedding/reception give or take a dozen.

# of guests invited x .66 x 1.15 = total # of guests who will attend

I got this formula from USABride.com. They have a tip of the day that you can have sent to your e-mail if you want. If not you can just get on their site and look at the tips. Some of their ideas are pretty good.

 
 
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The average "no" percentage is 10% - 13%

# of guests invited x .66 x 1.15 = total # of guests who will attend

I got this formula from USABride.com. They have a tip of the day that you can have sent to your e-mail if you want. If not you can just get on their site and look at the tips. Some of their ideas are pretty good.

 
 
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