Question: How do I estimate my guest list? What percentage of my initial list will actually attend?
Answer: by The Knot
In general, you should expect about a 50 percent attendance rate — that is, if you invite 100 people, you should plan on approximately 50 making the trip. But this is just an estimate — some couples have as many as two-thirds of their initial guest list attend their distant festivities. Only you two can really judge for how far your friends and family will be willing to travel.
Want to increase your turn-out? Save-the-date cards can make a huge difference — the earlier you send them out, the more likely you are to increase your attendance percentage.
– JoAnn Gregoli
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