Post # 1
We didn’t overinvite, but we invited 70 and our venue holds 70. We were hoping to get a lot of No responses so that we could invite more friends (we “had” to invite extended family to please his parents). Now it looks like most of the extended family are coming, so we don’t have space to invite more of our friends.
Fiance is bummed, because we’ve invited relatives we barely know, because his parents insisted, and he can’t invite more of his close friends. 😛
Post # 3
My advice is not to get too ancy until more come in. You still may be surprised by who doesnt come. We were!
Post # 4
@Glow girl: I agree, the “YES” RSVPs always come in first, the “NO” RSVPs come in at the end. I guess people who are on the fence or don’t think they can make it tend to wait til the last minute to see if they can… I had 100% acceptance rate for the first week or two, but the last week was pretty much all declines.
Post # 5
@Glow girl: We only have 1 couple who haven’t responded yet. Everyone else has responded. I just hope that some of the Yeses change their mind (not at the last minute, of course).
Post # 6
@mspartridge: Oh wow that really sucks. I feel bad for you.
Post # 7
That sucks but you can’t uninvite people who you already invited especially since they responded yes. Kinda a lessoned learned on that one. Maybe have an after party with friends and have the guest book, decorations that you made/bought there, and plenty of food and alcohol.