Traditionally, no matter who’s paying for your event, you should split your wedding guest list into three parts: one-third are guests of the bride’s parents, one-third are guests of the groom’s, and the rest are guests of the couple.
How do you count wedding guests?
Top 4 Ways to Estimate Guest Count for Your Wedding or Event
- Send RSVP Cards. The traditional way to get an early guest estimate is to send RSVP cards along with the event invitations. …
- Rely on Technology. …
- Use a Calculation. …
- Invite a Set Number of Guests.
Do you include wedding party in guest count?
You might not think of the wedding party as being on a wedding guest list. However, they are a number that must be factored into the total headcount. The wedding party is central to your ceremony. … You will also need to add their partners and children to the wedding guest list in a priority category.
What percentage of wedding guests actually attend?
Do your own math
“A general overall percentage between 75-85 percent of wedding guests usually attend.” The breakdown: 85 percent of local guests, 55 percent of out-of-town guests, and 35 percent of destination wedding guests will show up, Buckley said.
How much time do you give guests to RSVP to a wedding?
Assuming you’ve sent your invitations out in time (at least six to eight weeks before your wedding), then give your guests four or five weeks to RSVP. This is plenty of time for people to figure out if they want/are able to attend your wedding, as well as figure out any necessary travel arrangements.
Does your photographer count as a wedding guest?
Vendors such as the photographer, videographer, DJ, band, etc. are not included as guests. However, they are considered when it comes to food. They will be spending hours upon hours with you and they certainly expect to eat.