Super annoyed..Canceling last minute

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Life happens. Just focus on your day, enjoy yourself, and celebrate with the guests who made it a priority to attend.

Post # 4
2319 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@OP – I’m sorry that people are canceling last minute, but just try to enjoy your day with those who are thrilled to be there for you on your special day 🙂

Post # 5
282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Are there any people who have (with no etiquette SMH) ask if they were invited?  We have had quite a few cancel and we are just notifying the people, who knew we had space limitation, that they can come now.

Post # 6
42117 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Daizy914:  It IS annoying when people cancel last minute. It can also be costly.

I think most of us can understand when emergencies or crises arise, but if that fellow knew he didn’t have the day off he should have notified you earlier so you could notify the caterer before your deadline date. There are people who have their work schedules changed at the last minute, so you may not have  the full picture.

Have a wonderful wedding despite these annoyances.


Post # 7
3570 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

It is so aggravating!  I had two co-workers plus their dates cancel on me the day before.  Thanks a lot!  I already paid for you ($200/person), made a seating chart, and gave the venue my place cards!

Post # 9
9526 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m with you! It sucks. But there’s nothing much to do about it and it’s not worth getting upset over. I had 2 people cancel the day before and then 6 people no-show on the day of with no notice. Grrrrr. But Oh well.

Post # 10
9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@Daizy914:  Ah. So it’s not so much a guest issue as a money issue. I get it. I’d be pissed to waste that much money too. I believe most weddings (and events for that matter) generally do have a percentage of folks who don’t show up. It does suck and it is inconsiderate. But people can be douche canoes sometimes.

Post # 11
10384 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yeah, this is sucky but so, so common and normal. Nothing left to do but let it go and get excited about your wedding!!!

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