Post # 1
Without a legitimate excuse… I’m sort of concerned because a lot of OOT guests didn’t book rooms at our preferred hotel (not that they HAD to or anything). And then yesterday, someone asked if they could bring their neice that they were babysitting, and we had to say no… So now I’m wondering are they not going to come because they’re supposed to be watching her?
Post # 3
@hartmamp: Do a poll! I want to know this too..
Post # 4
We invited around 200 and had about 180 show up. 🙂 Hope this helps.
Post # 5
@ahigg396: I should be more clear – out of the folks who RSVP’d “Yes!”, did any then not actually show the day of?
I will try to make a poll if I can figure it out!
Post # 6
@hartmamp: Oh, yeah! That’s what I meant. I think technically 198 responded “yes” and about 18 didn’t show.
Post # 7
We invited around 130, about 110 RSVPd yes, about 85 showed. So 25 no shows :/
Post # 8
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
We expected 70-ish people and had about 10 not show.