Less than half our guest list is coming :(

posted 3 years ago in October 2013
Post # 4
7630 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I’m sorry to hear that. At least you’ll know that those who come really love you. 

Post # 5
75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m sorry : (


I was really stressed about RSVP’s because my inlaws doubled our invites but I slowly realized when the RSVP’s came back and especially the day of that every one meant to be there was there. Hope that helps : )

Post # 6
125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I get that, we have 110 people coming, 17 are my friends and family…I grew up on the other side of the country and most couldn’t make it, but FI family is here…I had a few breakdowns when my side kept declining but the just had to say to myself, this day is for us, we get to feel special, and stopped worrying about wasn’t going to happen because I can’t change it….feel better, your day will still be special.

Post # 7
3787 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Bummer. I get it, we pretty much had that happen to us for our anniversary party/reception thing. But that meant we were WAY under budget and got to take a fun trip with the money. Also, we really enjoyed getting to spend quality time with everyone there and not just say “hi thanks for coming.” Hang in there, it will be super fun. 

Post # 9
1604 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I know how you feel – I wanted about 200 people at our wedding so we invited nearly 300.

We’re 3 weeks away and we’ve only got about 155 people attending 🙁

We still have to hear from about 20 of them but …. sigh …. I am really disappointed.

I just hope we’ll still have a good party atmosphere.

Post # 10
739 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Sorry to hear that! 🙁 I think that can be an issue with destination weddings, even if yours is still a semi-destination, its still harder for people to attend. 


Hang in there, you’ll have a beautiful day, and the people who will be there will be supporting you! 

Post # 11
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We have a similar situation. Because of my parents and my future in-laws we have 251 people invited and so far only 8 persons are coming. Unfortunately I’m not even 10% 251 was the final number. My in-laws may have invited more. The worst part of it is that nobody from there list has RSVP’d at all! I’m supposed to just take their word that they’re not coming. Its very frustrating. 

If we have 100 guests we get a free day use room to get ready at the hotel. Otherwise we will have to pay for it but I dont mind. The less people that come the less I have to spend on this wedding. At this point I kinda wished I had just eloped.

Post # 12
2115 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Awww..it is hard 🙁 I also have fewer people coming than I anticipated… it’s hard, and I start worrying that things won’t come together as I planned – or how I spent too much thinking we’d have X number of tables lol.


Aah but it will all be ok in the end when the day is here and you are walking down that aisle 🙂 It really will!

Post # 13
2783 posts
Sugar bee

@Equine_Breeder:  unfortunately that’s the risk you take when asking people to travel. Just think of it like your fiancé, less people to feed

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