Post # 1
We had a Destination Wedding last month and planned our “at home” party for this Friday 8-17. I sent out invitations for this in early June and got a high number of “yes” RSVPs. I had a final count of about 50-52 guests as of this past Monday and gave the caterer a final number of 55 just in case. Now I’ve had several people email to cancel and I’m starting to worry that more just won’t show. Do people ever just forget about the even? Invitations sent 7-8 weeks prior to a summer event doesn’t seem too early for me. Another vent: I invited several of my 16 yr old daughter’s close friends and now a couple have told her their parents have “grounded” them and they can’t come. Don’t people know you pay for guests and this isn’t some kids’ party that’s serving pizza??
I’ve put so much effort, planning and money into this: venue, caterer, open bar, DJ…what if people just don’t show up??
Post # 3
We had several people not show up to our reception and we had tons of food left over. Guess what It’s ok. We just had family and friends take what they wanted home so the food wouldn’t go to waste. Just relax and breathe because it’s not all about that but celebrating the love between you and your Darling Husband.
Post # 4
oh geez..i’m so annoyed with my guestlist…I got married a few weeks ago b ut I’m having a hometown reception…and you wouldn’t beleive how many people RSVP’d four weeks ago and are now mentioning in passing that they “might come”…also, I’m petty sure we might have some “surprise guests”….since we’ve had several people who couldn’t be bothered to let us know if they were coming or not at all….and couldn’t be reached. So who knows what will happen.
Post # 5
My FSIL’s cousin and his son and girlfriend forgot to show up to my FSIL’s wedding and reception. I was in shock but yeah- wow! People DO forget!!!
Post # 6
We did the same (dw with @ home reception) and hassled the s**t out of our guests for RSVPs before we went away for final numbers. We made it clear that it was our WEDDING reception and it was important to us they come. People came. We had 1 no show