(Closed) how many people rsvp’d yes then didnt show at the wedding?

posted 10 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
3358 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

zero. everyone who RSVPed yes showed up.  We had one couple who had a death in the family and backed out the week of the wedding.  But they very politely let us know about it.  

Post # 4
31 posts
  • Wedding: November 2011

We only had one no show and it due to their dog becoming extremely sick. It was a family, and only one of them didn’t show due to this. They apologized but as dog owners, we completely understood and not upset at all. We were happy that they still made the trip down to even celebrate!

As a bonus, our reception venue was very accomdating and packed his meal to go so he could still eat. We were able to see him and the dog once we got to the hotel after our reception 🙂

Post # 5
694 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

If I remember correctly only one. She was an older guest who became ill.

Post # 6
293 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We had 6 people that didn’t show. 5 of thos were family members. One had a good excuse as her babysitter ended up passing out at her house, so she had to take her to the hospital. Two family members “forgot”, but managed to come for the last hour of the reception/dance. Another family member and his date couldn’t come because he had to work…….. However he later posted pictures on facebook of the concert he was at. The sixth one just didn’t come, and I have no idea why!

It is very frustrating considering you still have to pay for the people, but I was more upset because I could have invited other guests in their place (we had to keep our guest list down to fit in our venue)

Post # 7
174 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

we had 1 no show, and 1 person who brought their husband after rsvping for only one person.  In any case, i guess it evened out 🙂 

Post # 8
89 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Only the 1. A tree fell on his car before he left for our reception!

Post # 9
518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We had 2 no shows, and 3 attend the ceremony but skipped the reception. Kind of frustrating, but there’s nothing you can do about it. It’s just out of your hands. I think most people are totally clueless about the amount of money and effort that goes into a contemporary wedding.

Post # 10
767 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I am worried about this too, but our caterer lets us keep all the left over food, so we can all eat lunch at teh hall after cleanup Sunday.  Yay!

Post # 11
227 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

None, our guest were very helpful in their RSVPing.

@peppy:  I think I might just let him off with that excuse!

Post # 12
323 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

we had probably close to 20 people RSVP yes and then not show. Most of them never gave us a reason or an apology. I was expecting it to happen so I wasn’t too mad about it.

Post # 13
1583 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We had 4 people RSVP yes but didn’t come. The one guy had to have emergency surgery so he and his wife didn’t come. And DH’s dad’s cousin got really sick and so she and her husbadn didn’t come.

It would have been nice for a heads up though!

Post # 15
994 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

like 8-10… some had reasons and let me know when it was already too late to change anything and one had an emergency and theres a few other that i still have no idea about.  But we had a couple extra people there and I really didn’t notice it much.

Post # 16
840 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We had every person show.


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