(Closed) do you add any additional #s to final guest count?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

My venue works the opposite.  We pay for the number of guests we turn in a week before.  Then we can add and pay for more guests on the day of (up to 10% of our guest count will be guaranteed food).  However, if we have fewer guests then we still pay for the number we originally turned in.

I haven’t decided, but am considering turning in a slightly lower number so I don’t get stuck paying for a no show.  Once I get all of my RSVPs in and see who is coming, I’ll see if 1) subtracting maybe 2 from the list would or would not mess up the number of tables needed and 2) if I trust the people on my guest list to show up.  I do have a few cousins and uncles that I wouldn’t be surprised if they RSVPed then didn’t show.   

We’re having a small wedding so that we can have a nice dinner.  2 no shows at $50 a plate would make me unhappy.  However, living in the south a buffet or casual reception is very common so not everyone will understand the necessity of RSVPing and then following through.

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