(Closed) What is the deal with last minute cancelers?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yep!  Four people in two days who had rsvpd yes changed their answer to no.  Like really, you didn’t know that you wouldn’t be able to book the trip at that time?  If they weren’t sure, why don’t they rsvp no and try to change it to a yes later?  Anyway, we’re out the money for those people so it does really suck.

Post # 4
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570 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Honestly I can really understand your frustration. You really want to have this beautiful event and have everyone you planned for to show up, that is, everyone you sent out an invitation to. But we also have to realize, especially with OOT guests, that things come up. Sometimes the funds that were once there are no longer there for them to attend. Perhaps they have small children that they couldn’t find a babysitter for. Or their jobs wouldn’t allow them to miss work. I am sure there is a good reason behind it, and the best thing to do is to make the most of what you have. Perhaps there are a few people you couldn’t invite but now you have the room to invite them. I know it isn’t really good etiquette to invite someone that is like an alternative choice, but now you have a little bit more room to work with. I am sure that everything will work out, but things do happen.

Post # 5
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3316 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We had some who RSVPed yes, never told us anything had come up, but were no-shows on the day.  Yes, it is frustrating.  Unfortunately, it is also a common experience.

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