How many people did you have "no-show" the day of?

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: How many people RSVP'd "yes" but did not show up the day of the wedding?
    0-2 people : (52 votes)
    43 %
    3-5 people : (36 votes)
    30 %
    6-10 people : (21 votes)
    17 %
    11+ yikes! : (13 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    974 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @hartmamp:  Do a poll! I want to know this too..

    Post # 4
    67 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We invited around 200 and had about 180 show up. 🙂 Hope this helps.

    Post # 6
    67 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @hartmamp:  Oh, yeah! That’s what I meant. I think technically 198 responded “yes” and about 18 didn’t show.

    Post # 7
    146 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    We invited around 130, about 110 RSVPd yes, about 85 showed. So 25 no shows :/

    Post # 8
    403 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Out of 142 guests who RSVPed yes , 140 came, the couple who didn’t weren’t very well and let us know that day, so weren’t no shows.  4 dropped out within two weeks of the wedding, but again, we did know they weren’t coming.

    Post # 9
    743 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    We had 110 RSVPed that they were attending. Of these, 9 ended up not coming. Three of them I found out the day before, One my husbands aunt and her 10 year old son who was sick and could not make the 8 hour drive and 1 my college roommates boyfriend who got called into work last minute. The other 6 I was just suprised to not see at the reception. It was kind of a mess because I had tables of 8 but one table where I only placed 6, only 2 of these 6 people showed up so I had a couple sitting alone because of no shows! One of them texted us later (an old-co worker of my husband) and just said they had a family emergency.. the other (a current co-worker of my husand) came to the ceremony but had to leave before the reception. My old co-worker was on of the others and wasn’t able to leave work that day because of an emergency and the last one who didn’t show was my dads friends.. Hes an airhead and thought our wedding was Sunday.. He called my dad Sunday from the venue and asked where the wedding was… LOL

    Post # 10
    928 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I had 8 cancel the day before. 7 were for good reasons so I wasn’t mad or anything, shiz happens, but losing hundreds of $s sure didn’t feel great : (

    Post # 11
    1629 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    We had nobody just not show up, everybody gave an excuse as well in advance as possible…we did have a small handful of people who had RSVP’ed yes have to change their RSVP after we had already submitted the list to the caterer (sigh), but they all had fairly legit excuses…one person called about a week before the wedding w/ some bs about having to watch her niece that sounded suspect to me, but otherwise a couple people were just severely ill (flu season), had problems with immigration (international guest was held at the airport and not allowed to leave!), or in the case of one couple, came a day early by accident and couldn’t change their flights (we felt so badly for them, haha). We knew about all of these by the night before the wedding and were able to tell the caterer who adjusted the seats, so no seat went unfilled.

    Post # 12
    9092 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We had 82 “yes” at the three week out point where we had to commit the number to our venue. Between then and the wedding day 7 people called to cancel. 2 just didn’t show up on the day with no explanation. 

    I plan events for work and always underestimate the 3 week out “minimum commitment” at 7%  less than have actually rsvp’d yes. Then give the current number at the last minute 3 day number and its usually pretty spot on. 

    Post # 13
    10877 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I had only two — one couple — who responded that they were attending who had to cancel two days before the wedding due to a family-health emergency in another state. All of the others who said they would be attending attended.

    Post # 14
    2889 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    we had around 220 accept, and i think 193 showed up.

    a few people told us they wouldn’t be able to make it, but most of them didn’t give an excuse.

    i still get mad when think about it.

    Post # 15
    1109 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We invited 125 and 124 showed up. We had additional couple who was supposed to attend the ceremony only that didn’t show. We weren’t overly surprised given they don’t drive anywhere if there is any hint of rain clouds and it rained our wedding day. I didn’t include them in the numbers. The one who didn’t show for the whole wedding was one of my DH’s aunt’s husband. Unplanned, but we knew he hates weddings in general so not overly surprising.

    Post # 16
    1629 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We expected 70-ish people and had about 10 not show. 

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