Post # 1
we have invited around 70 guests to our wedding and an extra 20 to the evening. the ceremony takes place at 3pm and the reception starts at 7:30pm. All at the same venue. Now what I’d like to knw is…. Do people actually declare the true number of evening guests when there are so few? do venues tend to make a head count? We will be having as extra a dessert buffet too On top of an evening buffet, but the venue say they cater to 75% of the guests. Is it worth it?
thanks for you help :))
Post # 3
I would absolutely report the full number of guests you’re having. Not doing so would be dishonest. Do you really want to be worrying all night that they’ll count your guests?
Post # 4
@finky81: I’d give them the full count. What if some later guests show up during the meal or want dessert? Maybe I’m misunderstanding what you mean, but I’d definitley make sure you have included every guest in your catering count. I’d feel bad knowing some guests were accounted for to eat and others not.
Post # 5
Yeah the last thing you want is a huge bill at the end of the night for guests not accounted for in your original contract!
ETA: If you’re confident your venue allows the wiggle room just make sure it’s written clearly in the contract (how many people, what are they provided, how do they determine how many guests there are etc).