Post # 1
What a disappointment! All I can think about is the thousands of dollars I could have saved if I would have known only 40 or so people were going to show. I anticipated around 100 guests. I put so much thought and effort into it all. Overall it was an elegant wedding. My ceremony was wonderful, we had a fun ride with our bridal party in the hummer limo and then we took pictures at the rose garden!
After that, we went to the hall to put together last minute details before dinner started in a couple hours. I wish I would’ve had a wedding planner because dinner became so hectic. First off, no one knew where the plates and silverware ended up an hour before dinner. My husband ended up busy serving food for guests most of the time (no caterer : ( and a big regret).
Then, we decided to move along and start the dance. We saved up and dished out a lot of money to have a fun wedding but it was not as fun with few people and only 15 people dancing off and on. Ugh!
Worst off, my husband who neveer drinks got wasted and made a fool of himself so the dance ended early at 11:30 instead of 1:30.
I picked this place because it was the only nice place around that would allow us to celebrate until 2am. The down side was it only fit 14 guest tables so I told everyone it was an adult reception and they could just bring one guest. At the time, I thought it was fine. But in the end, many of our long time friends did not even make it, everyone seemed to have an excuse : ( and everyone else was bothered by not being able to bring all their kids or more family.
Post # 3
that is awful , did these people RSVP ?
Post # 4
I’m so sorry… I don’t know what to say.
Post # 5
Yes, they rsvp’d a month before. Yet, they all had excuses.
Post # 6
I’m sorry to hear about that, but at least you got to marry your man and thats whats important 🙂
Post # 7
I’m sorry to hear about the turnout. 🙁
Post # 8
So what was the thousands of dollars for? Seems like you already were set to manage and serve food by yourselves, or did you venue crap out on you?
I’m so sorry! The best thing is that your finally married and can start newlywed life 🙂 How about creating a separate relaxed celebration in a few months to celebrate your new marriage and allow for kids and those who couldn’t come to make it ?
Post # 9
@AngelS: SO SORRY THIS HAPPENED….
Post # 10
I sympathize, some of the same issues we had. I am so sorry 🙁
Post # 11
I’m so sorry! But you looked fabulous, right!? Screw the no-shows and just think about the magic with your honey and your girls.
It’s hard not to think about what could have been, but you just gotta keep calm and carry on. 🙂
Post # 12
so the 60 people DID give a reason- meaning they RSVPed no?
Post # 13
@Mrs. Meowerson: we anticipated 100 guests based on the rsvps….people who said yes. Afterwards, many told us they didn’t want to leave their kids, they were sick, had to work, and one had her baby early.
Post # 14
how far in advance was your rsvp date? this is very, very strange indeed. i’ve never heard of 60 no shows….how far in advance did they tell you they weren’t coming? day of?