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How many people actually showed up?

Arianna, on January 10, 2021 at 10:59 AM Posted in Planning 1 11
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Hey ladies!! I’m a covid bride and my new wedding date is May 15th 2021 but with covid still out there my fiancé is wanting to postpone again when I really rather not. My question is for the ladies who already had there wedding during covid how many guests actually showed up? I’m sending out my invites within the next week or two and having a March RSVP by date so we have an estimate of how many people are coming/are comfortable coming. Thanks girls I’m advanced!!

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Latest activity by Perla, on January 10, 2021 at 8:23 PM
  • Eri
    Super October 2020
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    We originally had 130 on our guest list but downsized to about 40 invites; 3 people RSVP'd no, and one didn't show up at the last minute because he was sick. Many of the people on our original list that could no longer be invited said that they wouldn't have felt comfortable coming, and supported our decision.

    But this can also be heavily influenced by the type of crowd you're inviting and how they feel about the whole situation. Some people have had really high attendance, others have had 50%+ declines.

    What type of venue will your event be held at? How many guests are you looking to invite? Are there any precautions/restrictions in place?

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  • Katie
    VIP August 2020
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    Hi Arianna! Agree with Eri on the factors and crowd aspects. Back in August 2020, invited 162 and 110 said yes and 104 attended. I had a rather cautious crowd, outdoor ceremony and reception, and lots of precautions in place. I made tons of phone calls to inform guests of precautions and answered lots of questions. I think my communication efforts worked in our favor as attendance goes. Hope this helps ❤️
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  • Lisa
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    Eri brings up some really good points! It totally depends on your guests and how comfortable they feel, but for guests on the fence about attending, you may be able to help them decide by providing a list of precautions you're planning to take. Is your venue outdoors and/or is there room for social distancing? Will masks be required and enforced? Is hand sanitizer provided? Are you limiting the number of guests invited? Will food be served via buffet, or plated? By providing these answers to your guests, it may help them decide one way or another on whether they feel comfortable attending your wedding.
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  • Arianna
    Devoted September 2021
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    That makes perfect sense we but our list but 30 people but we still have a high number right now. Our ceremony is outside and out reception is inside. There’s about 120 people invited right now. And it’s 50% capacity right now and we’re suggesting masks be worn at the ceremony and reception, there is hand sanitizer a on every wall and door way and we are putting a bottle on each table.
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  • Arianna
    Devoted September 2021
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    Thank you so much!! That helps a lot!!
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  • Arianna
    Devoted September 2021
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    That’s a good point!! I was debating on making a wedding website but now I think I’m going to go have to make one to have all those questions and answers on there! Thank you so much
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  • M
    Legend June 2019
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    My best friend had her wedding late September 2020. And a lot of people showed up. I think she was expecting like 95 but in the end 80 showed up which is still a really amazing turnout during Covid
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  • Arianna
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    Wow thats a lot but that’s what I’m hoping for. My best friend had her October of 2020 and she had about 85 people show up.
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  • JM Sunshine
    August 2020
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    My daughter's wedding was in August and she was allowed 100 guests--95 RSVPd and 85 showed up.
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  • Taylor
    Dedicated October 2020
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    Mine was October of 2020 downsized from 120 to 50 50 rsvp 40 showed a family backed out last minute due to covid exposure. We moved everything outside and it was perfect.
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  • Perla
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    Hello there we had a destination wedding in riviera maya mx in November we invited about 60 people and 46 showed up so it was a pretty good turn especially traveling outside of the country. The family who didnt come didn't feel comfortable coming because of the virus and the rest of the guests did so it really just depends on how everyone feels about attending an event.
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