Post # 1
So we decided to throw a bash at home – drinks and food catered for, live music and kids welcome.
for SO’s 40th (early as we will be on the other side of Oz when it rocks around) and Bonvoyage.
We have spent a small fortune and invited roughly 80 people which was very tough as we both have monstrous amounts of family, colleuages and friends.
So we were careful.
Trouble is, some of my family took it upon themselves to invite many others, all of whom are coming, same with SO’s.
On top of that, friends are bringing more family apparently, then we also have a group of 10 arriving an hour early because they cant stay late although we are kicking off at 4pm (thought that was plenty early enough), we also have been bombarded with people expecting to stay the night, several groups miffed because they all want to use our new caravan (we reserved this for SO’s sister and her young childrren as they wouldve had the hardest time with accom).
So now I have to spend the next 2 days trying to find mattresses and places for people to sleep etc, plus extra bloody FOOD and DRINKS!!!!
OMG we’re now looking at well over 100…
Word got out after the success of my 40th and NOONE is willing to miss out.
I imagine arranging a wedding must be even worse.
I now love the idea of eloping!
Post # 3
@undercoverjoan: What the what?! It is not YOUR responsibility to find these people sleeping places! You have enough to do with the hosting of the event.
Any way to get in touch with the early arrivals, to let them know that the party will not be starting until 4pm, and could they please arrive then, not beforehand.
I would be snarking at family/friends left and right that are inviting extra people. “we were trying to keep the guest list reasonable! argh!”
I’m so sorry 🙁 good luck!
Post # 4
@ANGELaaimt: I spent yesterday hurting peoples feelings which caused me one very sleepless night last night – grumble grumble snarky snark.
I cant understand why people expect to have accomodation provided for them when we are putting on free booze, food and entertainment!!!! The bloody CHEEK!!!!
My mum has helped by making a few calls to ask people to please make sure they provide some of their own drinks and explained whats hapenned – all without making me look like a moany martha bless her lovely heart.
I didnt realize what a nightmare this was going to be :/
Post # 5
Ugh, I feel your pain!
My FI has this annoying habit of always inviting people to ‘stay over’ whenever we have a party at my flat…and I really hate it! My flat is only one bedroomed, and being 45 I’ve long outgrown having people sleeping on my floors! On a serious note, I’m bipolar and have severe anxiety problems, which manifest mainly as night time panic attacks and night terrors. I really don’t want anybody who doesn’t have to hearing these…
We were supposed to have a party for my 45th but I cancelled it a week before because I just couldn’t face it.
I’d be blunt with those who are expecting you to put them up, tell them that the inn is full!
Post # 6
What!!! Are you actually letting all these rude people sleep over? That’s very presumptuous of them. You are completely within your rights to just deny that, they can deal with their own accommodations. Some people!!!