(Closed) Lack of RSVPs

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
Post # 19
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313 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Elky:  Parent’s friends? Plus 1s for all guests? Neighbors? Old teachers? I know Im reaching here but it may be worth it just to fill seats if your going to lose the money anyway. And who knows, even if they give you $10. as a gift its better than 0?

Post # 21
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Elky ; Im sorry to read this update as I commented last week on your RSVP thread! :-/  But I agree with the other bees on trying to upgrade in other areas. And one way to spend that money might be adding lobster to the menu instead of salmon?

If not, you could always ask that the reception hall to gather any left over food and bring it to the nearest homeless shelter. The least they could do for you is deliver it since you’re paying for the extra food!

 

PS, every time I start getting stressed out I like to read this article… it really puts things in perspective! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anne-almasy/resolution_1_b_2761883.html

Post # 23
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Elky ; Oh no, I’m sorry to make you cry!!! πŸ™ I hope things go well at the Dr.s and that everything gets worked out soon!

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Elky:  Sorry. I had the same issue (smaller scale). I had to track guests down :(. A few families never responded at all to my attempts to reach them. RUDE! I ended up paying for  10 extra spots and invited some last minute guests. It worked out. The ones who completely ignored me never showed. Which was fine :), i just didn’t want to waste money. I paid for 100 and we were only under a handful. πŸ™‚

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Elky:  It will work out :). Track those guests down! Enlist the help of family, that’s what i did :).

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Elky:  ugh!!! i swear dealing with response cards is a rite of passage! lol

Post # 29
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

You have my sympathy!  We invited 142 guests and ended up with 108 “yes” replies (including my groom and me), minus 2 no-shows due to illness.  So our wedding was smaller than anticipated as well, but ended up being absolutely wonderful nonetheless.  The people who attend love you and truly want to celebrate with you, and I’m sure it will be a fabulous occasion.

I don’t have many “add on” suggestions beyond what’s already been offered, other than perhaps an espresso/cappucino bar (if they can do that) or gelato served with your wedding cake (which we did and it was delicious).  You might also add more (or upgrade) appetizers for your cocktail hour if you’re doing one.  Take a deep breath and remember that on your wedding day, you’ll be focused on your wonderful groom and all the rest of this stuff will be forgotten!

Post # 30
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

If it’s purely number of guests, you could start inviting people that you didn’t previously invite just to meet the 200 minimum.  

Sorry to hear about some of your family not attending the wedding.  My fiance is from the UK (we live in the UK together) and we are getting married in Minnesota (where I’m from) and sadly his family can’t come because his mum was just diagnosed with cancer.  Sometimes it’s hard to come to the realization that some family members won’t be at the wedding, but it doesn’t mean that they don’t love you πŸ™‚

Good luck with everything hun.

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