Post # 1
I am getting Married on April 23rd and have nearly everything ready except a few little things that wouldn’t even be missed, but they are things I want.
ANYWAY- I found out today the organzation who was lettig me borrow 100 chairs for my outside ceremony has backed out and now…20 days before my wedding I need to find chairs.
Plus…my wedding ceremony of 70 people….has turned into 105 due to people bringing extra people, when I planed on someone bringing 1 person, they tacked on 2 or 3….this has been extrmely aggravating but my mom told me to leave it alone becaus she would hate for us to hurt that persons feelings over 1 or 2 people.
But the problem is with the 70, I was cutting it close for the capacity of this outdoor, backyard garden ceremony.
I’m kinda freaking out right now!!!
Post # 3
oh no!! I’m so sorry!! That’s our #1 fear!!! On the RSVP’s were going to say X # of seats reserved in your honor… then take it a step further and say ___ of X accept…
Ugh!! I hate it for you!! I’m sure everything will work on in the long run… check into party rental places ASAP for extra chairs!
Post # 4
Finding chairs now is going to be a pain, but not impossible. Most rental companies have more chairs than they could possibly ever rent, just unfortunately it’s going to cost you a few bucks instead of getting them for free! You COULD just get/borrow a few chairs for any elderly guests and seat everyone else on picnic blankets since you’re having a backyard garden vibe. Is your ceremony very long?
As far as the extra guests, I think increasing your guest list by 50% is insane. Who’s paying for all these extra people?! I would seriously have called the guests and apologized but let them know they can only bring the person/people who the invite is issued to, end of story! You’re a far more patient and kind person than I am.
Post # 5
It wasn’t quite 50%. It’s about 35 more people than I originally had…but it’s literally people I have known all my life or are great friends of my moms….we live in a VERY small town.
I was so cut throat with my guest list, it was really sad. I cut people who I would have liked very much to be there, and now I’m up to just as many people now anyways, because of the extras, I could have just invited EVERYONE!
The good thing, is I am not worried about the food at all. I am related to the caterer…so that’s no big deal at all.
Just these STUPID CHAIRS!
Post # 6
@Ilovebooboo: 50% of 70 is 35, you’re at a 50% increase in your guest list according to the math! If you guys can accommodate the extra guests in your venue (space wise) and in your budget then go for it, but just remember it’s a wedding for you and you FI, not your mom!
Post # 7
Start looking for a rental company. Depending on what chairs you use and your area, it’ll cost $2-$10 a chair. For your purposes, you’re looking more towards the $2 end. Get on the phone and don’t be afraid to ask for specials and price matching.
Post # 8
If it is just for the ceremony, I would not worry to much about the expanded number. In my experience, some people do not come to the ceremony. Why, I do not know and i think it is rude, but it happens.
Good luck with the chairs. Don’t stress.
Post # 9
I am so sorry, I will never understand how people think a wedding is like a college kegger! You just don’t bring “People”. Hang in there!!!