We calculate the guest count for each of the following guest list categories:
Guests that have accepted your invitation and will be attending this event.
Guests that will be or have been invited (whether or not their invitation has been sent) minus any guests that have either confirmed or declined. Basically, these are the guests from whom you are awaiting a response.
Guests who have declined your invitation and will not be attending this event.
Guests who are on the guest list, but you haven’t decided to invite them just yet. This could be your “B’ list or “C” list, which is basically guests you are CONSIDERING inviting to your event but haven’t added them to your official guest list due to budget or venue size constraints.