(Closed) Ummm its still early but I predict 1/2 our guest list declining…

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
Post # 4
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110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

you should send them a bill 😛 j/k but i would send letters or notes out thanking them for their well wishes and an address where they can send gifts

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

It is early enough that you can still invite people who may have been left off at first and not risk offending them with a late invitation. Hope it works out and you at least meet your minimum!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

we eneded up paying for 30 meals and drinks for people who said yes BUT NO SHOWED. our guest list was 270 and only 148 came, 178 marked yes.. so yes it sucks. money wasted but whatever, u still end up marrying ur best friend and u will look gorgous and have people who really care for u two celebrate with u

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We definitely need a rant board.

I’m sorry you’re in that position though, I can’t imagine how frustrating. Blah. Can you find other people to fill the gaps?

Post # 8
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333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Is it too late to invite others?

 

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper

@Willow1991:  we DEFINITELY need a rant board!!!   I’m soooo sorry your guest list is dwindling and your minimum may kick in 🙁  Something similar happened to us (with DH’s side) – he had a cousin get married the same day and they were all in closer proximity to the cousin (by several hundred miles) – so guess whose wedding they didn’t attend.  Yep!  The silver lining is you will STILL have an amazing time… but guest list issues REALLY suck!  Do you have anyone that you wanted to invite, but cut from the guest list?

Post # 11
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1006 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You have plenty of time to send additional invites and it won’t scream “B List” to those people.

Post # 12
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1064 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We had 60% show up. Not only did it hurt, I was pretty pissed. I had nightmares about the church being empty. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

That is super disappointing, but at least they told you early!  Definitely do a B list.  The invitations don’t have to match the first set you sent out so you could always get inexpensive extras at Target, etc.

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