Post # 1
We’re 9 days away from our wedding. Our final counts were due last Friday and we worked all weekend on our seating chart. We originally expected 175 guests and we had 205 RSVP yes. We are at FULL capacity with our venue and are using the max number of tables they will allow.
Yesterday we had a group of 3 cancel for the reception (still coming to the wedding). Today we have heard from three separate couples that there will only be one in their party instead of two (so minus 3 more). My niece had a baby on Tuesday and now she’s not sure she wants to travel an hour without her new baby (I don’t blame her), so there’s possibly one more.
I am seriously going crazy with trying to keep up with all the changes and getting the seating chart moved around so that we only use the necessary tables.
Did anyone else go through this? Is it normal? I’m going to be even more upset if we have a lot of no-shows!
Post # 3
I wish I were making this shi* up … Fiance just sent me an email that one of his buddies that RSVP’d for two (“and date”…without knowing who he was going to bring) just sent Fiance a text that now he’s coming solo. Seriously, people!
Post # 4
I fretted and pulled my hair out over all of this. I spent about three weeks making our seating chart with cut out tables and postit notes, and printing out a large poster for our reception. And up to the day of the event, I was getting texts going “I’m not sure if my boyfriend can get off work but if he can he’ll be there!” BAH!
I say this with the utmost compassion:
In hindsight, it doesn’t matter. Some people that RSVPd no showed up, some people RSVPd yes and didn’t show up. It all balanced out. If someone didn’t have a place to sit, my coordinator at the reception site quietly found them a seat. Please know, you will be having too much fun to make sure Joe is sitting next to Sue instead of his friend Bob.
Post # 5
wouldn’t it be lovely to say ‘sit where you want people’ my best friend spent weeks planing her seating and because everyone sat with who they knew noone mingled with anyone who they didn’t know.
i’m mixing it up a bit, putting people with people they don’t know but if they sit in the wrong seat …. oh well their adults they’ll survive.
the rsvp issue would drive me crakers though. i will make the +1 or no plus one very clear. to not confuse people. and i’m requesting a text or phone rsvp, so i can communicate with my guests more clearly.
good luck and enjoy your day x