Asking how many guests you'll have is always a tricky question because in reality, we don't know!! Everyone will tell you "Yes! I'm coming!" but until they confirm their room reservation with a deposit, you just can't count on it. Since you do need to know how many rooms you'll need for your room block, it is important to have a rough idea of how many guests will attend. Start by making a master guest list and include everyone you would invite if you were having a wedding at home. Then, start breaking it down. We've come up with a pretty easy way to sort your guest list into your A, B and C lists.
Add together all of your A list + half of your B list to get a close estimate of the number of guests who will travel for your wedding. This is who you need to set rooms aside for.
A list has 42 guests (count all 42 guests)
B list has 88 guests (count half, so 44 guests)
C list has 25 guests (do not count)
The expected turn out here would be 42 + 44 = 86 guests. Assuming 2 guests per room, you'll need 43 rooms.
Don't stress over this! Just remember, you'll never know for sure until guests are all booked, and that's ok.
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