How flexible are you on your guest count?

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Guest estimating or “guesting” takes time if you want an accurate number.

Debi Buckley, a Certified Wedding Planner for Southern California Wedding Resources, called her method of estimating attendance a “science.”

“However, it is never an exact science,” she said. “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.

But then it gets murky. Intimate (smaller) weddings get near-perfect attendance but bigger ones get less, she said.

If you have a wedding with over 200 invited guests, you may only have 75 percent in attendance,” Buckley explained.

For a link to Wedding Guest Calculator and to help you with getting a better handle on your wedding guest count, visit Wedding Guest Estimator.