(Closed) Did anyone show up to your wedding without RSVPing?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Did anyone show up to your wedding without RSVPing?

    Yes - 1-2 people

    Yes - 3+


  • Post # 17
    2706 posts
    Sugar bee
    • 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
    1874 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @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 # 20
    288 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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 # 22
    1874 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @cindeeeh:  Oh about 20 ppl who DID RSVP yes did not show/call on the day of. It was very upsetting.

    Post # 23
    51 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    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
    988 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    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
    979 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @cindeeeh:  Amen to that, and bring your own folding chair because you’re sitting in the parking lot!

    Post # 26
    1149 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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
    25 posts
    • Wedding: July 2013

    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.


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