Post # 17
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
@cindeeeh: Yes, we had one person that was invited “Mrs. Jane Doe and Guest” and she RSVP’d just “Mrs. Jane Doe” so for one, right?! NOPE she showed up with someone I had purposely not invited.
Luckily people re-arranged their seating based on our SEVEN no-shows and it didn’t cause any real problem. I didn’t even know until after dinner.
Post # 18
@cindeeeh: I had BOTH happen to me. I wanted to do a seating chart but I got a very shitty # of RSVP cards returned (3). I even tried to have guests RSVP via FB and only got 9 yes(s) and 1 no. I invited 125 guests. So I had to end up scrapping the seating chart but I wasn’t having a seated dinner anyway. I think that’s why I didn’t mind so much when I saw uninvited guests showing up. I was just glad ppl were actually coming. We had about 60 guests for our wedding. Note: this was not really an Out of Town wedding (45 minutes away from where 90% of our guests lived) and it was on a Saturday at 6pm so I didn’t set an inconvient time and date for guests not to be able to come.
Post # 19
@Elizabeth_A: I think I’ll send a little note something like “Sorry you can’t make our wedding, you will be with us in spirit” to those who don’t RSVP by the date. I may also send confirmations to those going something like “You reserved one seat… You will be at table 2” or along those lines. I’ll make it as nice as possible. Hopefully THAT will take care of it, right? I would suggest you do the same. That is a lot of no replies. I wouldn’t invite any more people until I could certainly confirm that they are not going.
As for the weird guy, I would think someone got it by mistake and sent it in as a joke.
Post # 20
I was watching Four Weddings the other day and this happened to one of the brides. The DJ announced that all guests that did not RSVP had to eat outside. It showed a clip of an old lady standing alone outside looking through the door at the reception. It made me feel so bad for her!
I plan on calling everyone who doesnt’ RSVP and getting an answer that way.
Post # 21
@lindseyl06: That sounds horrible! I’m sorry you had to experience that. People can be so rude.
Post # 22
@cindeeeh: Oh about 20 ppl who DID RSVP yes did not show/call on the day of. It was very upsetting.
Post # 23
I had a lot of people not RSVP and show up. I also had about 5 people call me the week of, saying sorry for not rsvp-ing, but can they still come and bring a date. Luckily my dad and Mother-In-Law organized all the food so I didn`t have to worry
Post # 24
I had one person show up that RSVP’d no – I really wish she would have stayed home. Long story.
I then had ten people RSVP yes that didn’t show up.
Post # 25
@cindeeeh: Amen to that, and bring your own folding chair because you’re sitting in the parking lot!
Post # 26
We had a few people bring a guest after they RSVPed with no guest. With the amount of people that were no shows we had plently of space, but it was still annoying.
Post # 27
I’m so worried about this. I have 259 people who RSVP’d and a hand ful that didn’t. We added a sweet little note in our invitations stating how important it was to RSVP, and if they didn’t we couldn’t accommodate them due to catering purposes. This is a seated dinner and is very expensive. I’m also worried that people that did RSVP about 20 of them won’t show and we are out of that money that could’ve been used else where. SUPER STRESSED about still.