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    • AmyM8
      CommentAuthorAmyM8
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 10th 2014
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    How many guests are you inviting to your wedding? I'm currently visiting the futures in laws and they're shocked and horrified that we're inviting 90 people. They're Norwegian and apparently that's just showing off here. Is 90 considered a huge amount in the UK? I didn't think so but I haven't been to that many weddings.
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    • WelshBrideBethan2015
      CommentAuthorWelshBrideBethan2015
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    We decided to have a cut off at 100 which is very tough to keep too and in the evening 200. When we started planning I thought this was about the average amount of guests but when we began visiting venues they kept classing it as a big wedding so we wanted to make sure we are tight on numbers.
    My granddad was Norwegian and my gran was Irish and my grans family was huge and had loads of guest but my granddads side was quite small and they were shocked at amount of guests back in the 1930's lol

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    • CommentAuthorMrsRobson2Be
      Posted: Aug 10th 2014
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    We will have around 100 guests, 120-130 if we invite all of our friends & family's kids, most venues said our numbers were big!!
    We're inviting everyone to the whole day so that could be why, I think the norm is to have a small amount of day guests then invite everyone to the evening.
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    • kjl87
      CommentAuthorkjl87
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 10th 2014
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    I don't know how you all know this many people lol.
    We are having 65 people as that's whats needed to get our restaurant package. Not sure about evening guests, would like to invite a few more such as work colleagues but we are trying to keep it as low as possible and want to keep it as cheap as possible.
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    • WelshBrideBethan2015
      CommentAuthorWelshBrideBethan2015
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    Ha all of our day guests are family apart from best man MOH and ushermaid and their partners I wish sometimes we could have more friends during day but it just can't happen at the mo :(

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    • CommentAuthorMrsRobson2Be
      Posted: Aug 10th 2014
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    Ours are all family apart from 8 close friends. H2B's family is huge & there a really close family so we've invited them all, whereas I have left quite a few of my family off the list as I never see them. I'm not going to invite an extra 20+ people just because there 'family' when were basically strangers.
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    • ElizabethF49
      CommentAuthorElizabethF49
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 10th 2014
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    We are hoping for no more than 80 but the likely hood is it will be between 90-100 I think this is about 'normal' for a decent sized family wedding in the evening we will have approx. 180 people attending

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    • JennK
      CommentAuthorJennK
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 10th 2014
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    Approx 60 all day and another 40-50 coming in the evening. At £90 pp for daytime we can't really afford to invite many more.

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    • Teresa
      CommentAuthorTeresa
      Got married 5 years ago
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    we have about 70/80 at most in the day and in the evening a further 60-70 totalling 150 all together by the evening at most, its really hard to choose between people to invite and not to invite though, ive had a few dilemmas too!
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    • WelshBrideBethan2015
      CommentAuthorWelshBrideBethan2015
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    Did anyone else find the number when thinking in your head was completely wrong when writing actual names down lol

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    • MiriamF1
      CommentAuthorMiriamF1
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Aug 11th 2014
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    75 for the day and about 10-15 more for the evening do
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 4 years ago
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    We will probably have a maximum of 50 guests during the day - not because we are limited to numbers, but just because these are all the people we really really care about and really want to be there to share our special day. We don't want to invite people just for the sake of it. We will probably have a further 40 or so in the evening which will be friends, work colleagues and more distant family members xx

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    • GemmaR81
      CommentAuthorGemmaR81
      Got married 5 years ago
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    We are looking at 50=70 guests during the day, depending on family travelling. Then 120 in total for the evening xx




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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
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    We've got about 65 give or take for the day and about 120 total for the reception x

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    • VictoriaL46
      CommentAuthorVictoriaL46
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 11th 2014
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    We're inviting around 60 for the wedding and WB and we're having 100 for the evening

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    • clair
      CommentAuthorclair
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    We are inviting 60 adults and will have about 15 children. We really can't afford to invite any more then that. But sticking to it has been really hard! Xx

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    • KatieH
      CommentAuthorKatieH
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Aug 11th 2014
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    We are having 56 for the day and a further 20 or so for the evening so about 80 in total.

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    • SamiH68
      CommentAuthorSamiH68
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    We are having 70-80 guests
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    • WelshBrideBethan2015
      CommentAuthorWelshBrideBethan2015
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    I did laugh though as I'm a only child so H2B expected me having less guests than him but as my parents divorced and I get on with all step families I have 4 sets of families to invite and that adds up. When I was younger I never bothered with big family parties for my 18th and 21st and as my mum passed away a few years ago I really wanted a big family do to celebrate the wedding so think that's why I'm less strict with numbers ..... well making 100 max for day lol

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 4 years ago
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    We've got 4 families between us as well but not particularly close to a lot of them. We are only inviting immediate family and a select few from step families who we are quite close too. We've got to draw the line somewhere otherwise we would end up with an absolutely huuuuge wedding!! xx

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    • kittyh
      CommentAuthorkittyh
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    We are having about 80 to the day and then another 20/30 or so on our evening list...more than we initially wanted but not too many xx
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    • MrsHartley2b
      CommentAuthorMrsHartley2b
      Got married 5 years ago
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    we have 110. They will be all day guests. I am the eldest of 7! I've only invited 3 friends, one of which is my MOH and then i have around 70 people on my side that is family. My H2B has mainly friends and close family friends as he has a relatively small family x

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    • KirstyR386
      CommentAuthorKirstyR386
      Got married 4 years ago
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    We're looking at about 80 for the day and haven't decided if we'll invite more for the evening. We started with a list of 110 but just can't afford that many. Cutting people out was easier to start with, for reasons like we haven't spoken to them in years, but now we're getting closer to that magic number it's getting much harder!!
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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
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    We had 106 in the end. Small by Chinese standards, some of my cousins had 500 guests!

    I don't think 90 is high.

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    • MrsBull2B
      CommentAuthorMrsBull2B
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    We are having 38 during the day as I have chopped it right down to bare minimum, and then about 100 on the evening x

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    • ErinV
      CommentAuthorErinV
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    We're looking at 80 day guests with an extra 30-40 evening guests.

    I say have as many as you can afford to of who you want to be there. Don't let people dictate your list, start with who you both want there for how long and take it from there.
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    • Teresa
      CommentAuthorTeresa
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      Posted: Aug 12th 2014
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    wow IDL thats loads, 500, glad im not chinese it would cost a fortune
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    • HannahB23
      CommentAuthorHannahB23
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    We have 100 possibles at the moment but hoping to get it down to 90 as we have a quite small venue and down want to overcrowd the room! I think 90 is a really nice number X
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    • princesspixie
      CommentAuthorprincesspixie
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      Posted: Aug 12th 2014
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    i think anywhere between 50-70 is the average anything over is classed as a big wedding we're having 100 in the day but only an extra 20-30 in the evening due to having large families and H2B's friends travelling quite a distance to attend xx

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    • CarrieD26
      CommentAuthorCarrieD26
      Got married 4 years ago
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    I am one of 4, with 4 children, my mum is one of 7, each with grown up children - most of whom, have children. Both sets of parents are divorced. My partners family isn't quite as big, but big enough for us to struggle with keeping numbers below 100, without picking and choosing aunts and uncles! Apart from our children, parents and one sibling, our closest family member is over 200 miles away! So cannot expect them to travel just for evening reception or to leave partners and children at home!

    Would love to invite friends to day time, so we are going to do some number crunching on lunch time buffet and evening hog roast to see if this allows us to invite more people (I am also hoping some family decline the invite!)
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    • sALLY
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      Posted: Sep 22nd 2014
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    40 for the day and 80 in the evening.

    I havent even invited half my family as we dont see each other anymore just invited the close ones that matter and the evening weve cut friends down. i was gonna invite a few more friends but why bother when weve not seen each other for nearly 2 years
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    • JenW52
      CommentAuthorJenW52
      Posted: Sep 22nd 2014
     
    80 - 90. I've been to 12 weddings- the smallest was 65, the largest 200, most were 80ish.
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    • Whovianbride
      CommentAuthorWhovianbride
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      Posted: Sep 22nd 2014
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    I'm having around 90-100 day guests then another 20-30 evening

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    • LindseyW58
      CommentAuthorLindseyW58
      Posted: Sep 23rd 2014
     
    I think we're at 38 for the day and 63 for the evening so far. Admittedly, we only wanted a small wedding. I don't think 90 is such a huge number :D
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    • clairenina
      CommentAuthorclairenina
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Sep 23rd 2014
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    we had 40 day guests and an additional 20 evening
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    • Teresa
      CommentAuthorTeresa
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    mine has changed its now about 70 to the day and about 80 to the evening totalling to 150 all together :) eek!
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    • TashaM16
      CommentAuthorTashaM16
      Got married 4 years ago
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    Struggling to find more than about 25 right now
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    • TeresaC54
      CommentAuthorTeresaC54
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      Posted: Oct 6th 2014
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    50 day guests and 90-100 evening guests, thats family and close friends and a few work colleagues - I don;t think I could cope with anymore O_o
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    • bride2b90
      CommentAuthorbride2b90
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      Posted: Oct 6th 2014
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    not at all, our venue requires 65 day guests, 110 evening guests - so we did our guest list last night we have 90 day guests and 130 evening x

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    • Linzi-jo
      CommentAuthorLinzi-jo
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 7th 2014
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    Anything above 60 is considered a big wedding in the UK. We had 122 day guests and 170 evening guests at ours and could only find one wedding venue who would hold that many people! Xxx

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