Post # 1
I STILL have people asking me if they can have a +1 and in some cases I’m sad that I can’t give them one, but the numbers just won’t allowed. It’s crossed my mind that I might get some very last minute no shows. I don’t think anyone would actually just not turn up but there are maybe 4 people I can forsee saying they can’t make it.
Did anyone/is anyone planning for this eventuality?
Post # 3
We had 120 RSVP Yes, 1 last minute cancellation on the morning of our wedding, and 0 no shows.
Post # 4
I had one that I was doubtful if they would show, it was a cousin that no showed another cousin’s wedding a few months before and he did no show. I also had an uninvited person show up (my teenage cousin brought a friend with out ever mentioning it-why my aunt and uncle thought this was ok I have no idea). So in the end it evened out.
Post # 5
We had 85 RSVP yes, 4 last-minute cancellations, and 1 extra person show up. So we had 82 on the day of.
Post # 6
Wow, a friend of mine faired very badly then. She had 8 no shows, and at $50 per plate, they lost $400 because of those 8 no-shows. They didn’t bother to even SAY they wouldn’t be able to make it, and they had RSVP’d.
Post # 7
@Soon2BeeMrsG: We had 185 RSVP yes, and on the day of only 130 show up. At $26 a plate, we lost almost $1500.
However, my mother seeing that a lot ofpeople did not show up took it upon herself to walk around church and invited people to come eat. So, we had like 15 people come and eat the food.
I was hurt, but in the end was happy because those who loved us showed up!
Post # 8
We had about 5-8 people no show… and 3-4 cancel last minute! I think you can expect that there will be some people that won’t show up.
Post # 9
We had one no show, who was also bringing a date, so I guess two. I was kind of expecting her to do that though. Everyone else was there!
Post # 10
Of 130 guests, we had 2 people cancel last minute (one last minute emergency and one lame excuse), and 2 that missed ceremony and dinner but showed up later in the reception.
Post # 11
We had six no shows, day of. NO warning, they just didn’t show. We only had about 80 total, so it was noticable. I thought I’d care, but I honestly didn’t. After the wedding, we got 2 kind of lame excuses and one totally legit one, it just would have been nice to know an hour or so before so that some of the tables could have been refigured so they didn’t look as empty.
Bottom line, you might have some no shows, but you’ll be having so much fun and it goes by so fast, you won’t want to waste a minute worrying about something like that. : )
Post # 12
We had 250ish RSVP yes, and I can’t remember exactly, but somewhere between 6-10 no shows.
Post # 13
I think I had 5 no-shows, at least, that I know about. It makes me cringe. And not one of the no-shows sent a card or gift or an apology for not making it. We had around 145 RSVP yes.
Post # 14
We had 4 RSVP no, 1 yes RSVP ended up not coming, and 2 of the no RSVPs ended up showing up
Post # 15
We had no no-shows and no crashers. Thank GOD, that was my worst wedding fear!
Post # 16
We invited 200 people and had 48 people reply with regrets and 4 people pulled a no show. Granted a lot of the no rsvp’s were family from the east coast and I live in California.