(Closed) Guests sometimes really just

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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355 posts
Helper bee

ugh! that does suck! hopefully you’ll be able to catch them in time to make your changes and not be charged. i have friends who had a few guests just not show up! who does these things??

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Ugh. They do suck. 

Post # 5
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Newbee

We had 20 no shows at our reception costing us $1500.  Seriously sucked.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

People don’t realize that weddings cost a lot, and it’s not like a restaurant where you only pay for who is there.  Especially if they have never planned any kind of event……I fully anticpate a bunch of our guests not showing up because that’s what happened at my sister’s wedding too. 

It’s a jerky thing to do, for sure, but it’s not bc they are trying to be rude, they are just ignorant about ‘final counts’ and stuff like that.

Post # 7
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Helper bee

What?! I can’t imagine people RSVPing to a wedding and then just not showing up.  My fiance did a last minute cancellation for a wedding of a good friend of mine, but he had a good reason – his dad had died the night before.  Short of something like that, I think it’s pretty inexcusable.  Thankfully since most our guests are out of town they’ve already bought a plane ticket and reserved hotel rooms so they’d be out more money than us 🙂

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

That happened at FSIL’s wedding – the worst part was, one guy was originally invited, and they let us know within the last two weeks he couldn’t come. We straightened it out with the country club, but a week before his girlfriend came and begged us to let her bring him, he didn’t have to work anymore… strings were pulled AGAIN and he was let in – the guy never showed! His Girlfriend is one of FMIL’s employees… Future Mother-In-Law made no bones about it that if she ever sees him again he owes her $300! 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My boyfriend just went to a wedding on Saturday where 3 of his friends bailed on the wedding of one of their best friends! I cannot even imagine how angry I would be if I were that bride. RSVPing and then not showing up is one of the rudest things I can possibly imagine and it makes me so mad that I know at least a couple of people that will do that to us and there’s NOTHING we can do about it!

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