(Closed) More declines than we expected…

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Are there any more people on your “b-list” friends, co-workers, family friends etc that you could invite, Oct 16 is still a long way away so if you sent them invites now I doubt they would be offended?

Post # 4
732 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - The Tower Club

Maybe you could upgrade the menu or something so that you feel you’re getting something for the extra $4k you’re paying…?

We’re inviting 100, which happens to add up to the minimum, so if we end up expecting a low turnout I plan to do a little upgrade or something to fill in the extra cost.

Post # 5
796 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

We had the same issue…out of about 185 invited we had just over 100 come. We were lucky in that we didn’t have any minimums to meet, but I think you should try to turn this negative into a positive. Maybe you should consider changing to a smaller venue…think of the possibilities this could open up in your budget! Also, going for upgrades as some others have suggested would be a fun way to turn this into a good situation. Not to mention the extra time you’ll have to spend with your guests on the day of!

I don’t mean to make light of what you’re feeling about all the no responses, but try to make the best of it!

Post # 6
1044 posts
Bumble bee

I would definitely create a “B List.”  Are there any co-workers or neighbors you could invite?  Maybe a teacher even that you had a close relationship with growing up? 

In our situation, we took the number of people that didn’t show up as an advantage.  Since we had to meet a minimum, we upgraded our appetizers to scallops, large jumbo shrimp, and oysters whichmade everything all the more great and really benefited those who were there.

Post # 7
404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We’re date twins! 

I like the suggestion of creating a b list and inviting people you normally would have excluded, that way you meet your minimum.  If you’re worried about the room looking small….I wouldn’t worry about it.  I’m sure it will be lovely and I think there is something very elegant and old world about having a HUGE open room for a small number of people…..very romantic. 

We’re having the expectd # of people turn down our invitations due to their being out of state, but I’m sort of glad because now we can invite more of our b list, those being college friends and co-workers. 

Post # 8
853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

if you have a b list, there’s still time to invite them.  if you’re worried about the hall being too big, is there a way to put a divider up for part of it?

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