Post # 1
Ok so my biggest fear in the world is that nobody will want to come to the wedding. We already booked a venue that is capable of holding about 300, and we only invited 100…so I’m already nervous about the size of the room. We are doing a few things to eat up space, but regardless, that’s a sidebar. I even had a nightmare last night that our catering coordinator made us share the space with another wedding because we didn’t have enough guests…lol
We sent our invitations out the other day, and I already had two bad excuses for not coming before they even sent the cards back. One of my good friends from home can’t come because he already has plans to go to a corn maze with his boyfriend that day. WTF?
Another one sent me a message today informing me that the hotel we chose doesn’t allow pets and he wants to bring his dog. Really people?!
I’m glad to know where my so-called friends’ priorities lie. I just needed to vent, sorry…
Anyone else have any huge fears about nobody showing up to the wedding?
Post # 3
awww, I’m so sorry to hear that! That is so disappointing to feel like that’s what you’re friends think of you! Just remember that maybe it is a really big to them (their reasons.)
But, wow, a venue for 300 is really huge! I’m just curious- Why did you book one that’s 3x as big as you needed?
Post # 5
cant your friend stay at another hotel that allows pets but still attend your wedding?? i would try suggesting this to them, then you will find out if they are clueless (hadn’t thought of that), or just making up an excuse not to come.
Post # 6
@red_rose: I used to work there, and I absolutely love it! I always used to think that I would never be able to afford a wedding there, and then I ended up with my amazing fiance…and we can. 🙂 I think it will be fine because we’re parking a big dance floor in the center and cocktail tables all around, so I think we can make it work.
I just don’t see where a corn maze that runs for the whole month of October can be a bigger priority than a good friend’s wedding…ugh.
@MissHobbit: I hope so! My fiance keeps telling me who cares if 10 people show up, it’s our 10 best friends and family, and we’re getting married…so who cares about everyone else lol.
@dynamic_duo: I told them to look around and see if they can find another hotel and suggested a few other local ones to try…but it’s a huge dog, so if they find a place that allows pets, I bet that it’ll be over the weight limit anyway.
Post # 7
Hello Date Twin! I also only invited about 100 guests at a place that can hold way more guests…so yeah i worry it’ll look weird…but the staff coordinator assured me that when the tables are set up and spread out it’ll look normal…since we have a lot of “NO’s” so far we’re expecting to do 8 guests per table and have 10 tables. I like the idea of smaller tables so people have more room to eat and relax without bumping shoulders with the person next to them etc…As for your RSVP, you’re in the same boat as me…I’d say expect around 15% on average of NO replies…for us its more like 20% but we already knew that pretty much as some already informed us they would be out of the country for 3 months so we just decided to invite the next generation of family on FI’s side instead who are younger and funner anyways! heheh..no worries..if you have other people you did not invite you can always do a”B-list” AKA a second round of invites…
Post # 8
@FutureMrsBPB: I was going to suggest a ton of cocktail tables and a huge dance floor, most people don’t sit at their sit after dinner anyways.
Btw, your FI is right – it doesn’t matter who shows up, it will be a perfect day. Everyone has things about the day that aren’t exactly perfect in their mind when planning, but when the day comes the memories are priceless.
Post # 9
You might be surprised! So far we have only gotten ONE no RSVP, and that is because she is working that weekend and can’t take it off because she has to take the weekend before it off to close on her house. Honestly, people LOVE to come to weddings- we are having people I NEVER thought would come RSVP yes. So don’t stress it too much! They might surprise you!
Post # 10
Thanks for the support, all…I’m sure that I’ll need more as the RSVP’s come in! I got 4 yes’s today (2 couples), so that was a pick-me-up. 🙂
Post # 11
Im sorry your feeling so hurt today. But its the first few days the people that you will really want there and that really want to be there will be, and it will be an amzing day if 100 people show up or just ten. Dont stress this is just the begining.