(Closed) Is it better to over estimate or underestimate

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Is it better to overestimate or underestimate your seating?
    overestimate, you dont want to offend anyone : (7 votes)
    58 %
    underestimate, hard to earn money, what are you a moneymaker? : (5 votes)
    42 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    Are you having a buffet or a plated dinner?  If it’s a buffet you might be okay to underestimate a little.  If it’s plated, you probably need as accurate numbers as possibe.

    Post # 4
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    1962 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Call the people who haven’t rsvpd and try to get more accurate numbers.

    Post # 6
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    5823 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Your final numbers are probably due 72 hours before.  I would wait until your 2 1/2 week point and then call your remaining guests.  I will be doing this since we are paying a considerable amount per person and I need to know a final number.  For now, give a conservative estimate.

    Post # 7
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    521 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    You still have plenty of time.  Calm down, the caterer won’t need numbers until maybe 2 weeks out, probably less.

    Post # 8
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    7053 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’d call those who haven’t responded 3 weeks to a month before.

    This would elicit SOME response and save your wallet!

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