(Closed) RSVP’s?!

posted 7 years ago in September 2011
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m not really sure how this is going to work out. If you reserve a seat for every person you invite, you will end up with lots of empty seats because not every invited person actually attends. If you actually get responses from guests who arents attending you can possibly fill some of those seats with B-list guests

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Are you serving a full meal? I feel like this would be a sure fire way to over-cater and spend extra money and waste food that won’t be used.

I’d rather deal with the headache and know who’s going to be there!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I don’t think I could not have rsvp’s.

We are doing buffet and no assigned seating but we have to pay for the number we give the caterer and if less show we still have to pay that amount. So I want to be as accurate as possible to not waste money or food.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We’re definitely doing rsvp’s. We need it to give our final headcount for food, and since we’re expecting around 250-275 guests, we’re going to NEED those rsvp’s lol. Not to mention the # of ceremony chairs to set up, # of tables/centerpieces to have ready, seating chart etc. Good luck w/whichever choice you decide on!! Hopefully it works our for you guys. You would know your family best 🙂 

Post # 8
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591 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I don’t know how you could do without RSVPs. You may or may not have a lot of leftover food. We’re on a strict budget so we have to account for every yes and no and give final amounts to our caterer. I really hope it works out for you!! 🙂 I would be interested in hearing how it turns out.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would be scared… I like knowing what to expect and hate over paying.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I almost had an anxiety attack for you

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Hunter's Ridge, Princeton, IL

We only expected 150 would show, but 175 are coming and we had NO IDEA it would be that many. RSVPs were a blessing, and it wasn’t too annoying to call/email/FB msg the people who didn’t respond (just split them up between a few people and it’s simple!)

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We’re having a buffet too, but I can’t imagine that yours could be cheap enough that throwing away 20 guests’ worth of food is in any way acceptable to you! And with 250-ish guests, I think you would need at least table assignments, or it could get awkward. I once attended a wedding where tables had 10 chairs each, but there were 14 in the group of guests that I knew (coworkers). I was the 11th person to arrive in the reception room and it was kind of sad to have to sit alone at a table until #12-14 showed up.

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