Post # 1
we have only gotten 1 “no.”
I am completely shocked.
we really counted on some people saying no. we invited 220, but hoped that only 185 would come.
but, it looks like 218 people will be coming! only one couple has said no, because they will be in italy.
everyone else is coming, and bringing their kids, and bringing a date or spouse. it’s giong to be madness!
i did not think that this would happen and am worrying that i can’t pay for all the food and booze for these people. 35 people is a lot of money in the wedding world.
did anyone else go through anything like this?
Post # 3
@MissDareDevil: Ahhh! We are inviting around 220 as well. My mom keeps saying that only 180 or so will come. My dad and I keep trying to bring her back to reality. I’m going to show her this post.
Post # 4
We haven’t gone through it yet, but based on the response to our STD’s, I am very nervous. I hope you can figure it out; maybe reduce the number of passed appetizers and funnel those savings to the extra dinners? Slim down centerpieces? Go to wine & beer versus full open bar? I’m thinking ahead since I’m worried I’ll be in your shoes in a few months. Good luck!
Post # 5
Ugghhh!!! That is a lot of money….I have a 220 people list….and hope 160 attend???? I might have to review my budget after this just in case!
Post # 6
Wow. I’ll come dateless to help you out.
Sucks being popular doesn’t it?
Post # 7
So far everyone has said yes for us too. But we didn’t invite a lot in the first place. Just wait until the day of when like 5 people don’t show up. I’m waiting for that to happen to us.
Post # 8
Wow almost unheard of, that’s stinking crazy! We had the standard 20% not come
Post # 9
I am very surprised that that many people committed. I hope that that stands true though instead of you paying for them and then having no shows.
Post # 9
@xshellx2003: Ugggghhh. I will NOT be happy if that happens.
Or if this happens: At my cousin’s wedding a few years ago a couple showed up without RSVPing. It was a semi-formal sit down dinner. They came in wearing jeans and like sports jerseys. The wait staff had to squeeze them in at a random table. It was awful.
Post # 10
WOW!! we have mostly out of town guests so we have gotten 10 nos so far and expecting more! im honestly glad that there are at least some nos!!
Thats amazing!!! on one hand it must make you smile to think of how important you and your FI are in everyone’s lives!
Post # 11
@TinyTina: I hope people like that realize what an embarrassment they are. I also hope they realize how rude it as and they are embarrassed for their rude behavior.
Post # 12
oh no. now i’m scared. we had a full response for out stds but were hoping once the invites went out we’d have that 15-20% drop off…
259 people… and our ceremony spot only seats 200.. standing 220.
Post # 13
@His Lil SantosGirl: Eeeep!! Here’s hoping that doesn’t happen to you. I was so worried about having too many people that I made sure we booked a venue that could hold 300 *just in case*. (Doesn’t mean I want to pay for all those people though! :-P)
@MsBrooklynA: Ugh, I hope so too. I felt so bad for the Bride and Groom… 🙁
Post # 14
eghhhhhhhh! this is my fear too! But maybe some people who haven’t rsvp’d will be no’s?
Post # 15
Oh wow that totally scares me! We are inviting 235 and hoping only around 200 attend. Thats so crazy. I mean good to know you’re both loved and everyone wants to celebrate with you though!