Post # 1
Does anyone have any insight about lowballing the final count that you give to your venue/caterer. I heard that people who RSVP’ed “yes” sometimes don’t show and people who RSVP’ed “no” sometimes come. GREEEAT!
We get charged by the higher number of how many we said would attend vs. actual. Our RSVP number is looking like 105, but I was thinking of lowballing it to 100 just incase people didn’t show. I heard that the venue always makes 5-10% more food than the number you provide, so I don’t think a food shortage would happen.
The purpose of doing this is so that we don’t get charged for people that don’t show up.
Anyone do this? Did it work? Not work?
Post # 3
Okay, but what if 110 people show up, and some people eat more than their share?
I would just give the number of people you believe are coming. It’s way better to be on the side of too much food than not enough.
Post # 4
Don’t risk it. Just give them the number of RSVPs yes and roll with it.
ETA: We didn’t have any no shows at our wedding.
Post # 5
thanks, bees. i will keep the number as is!
Post # 6
We had a lot of no shows.. but we also had a lot of people who showed up who werent on the list, people showed up with plus ones even though I specifically told them not to, they brought kids, dates, friends, grandma’s.. My team of 8 usherettes who were also my DOC team had a bit of a struggle seating people but in the end I was actually happy that people crashd because if they hadnt we would have had lots of empty spaces and it would have sucked. So I would definitely no low ball the number
Post # 7
100 ppl will be fine. The venue will automatically have enough for 5 plates.
Post # 8
I wouldnt low ball. I would rather have too much than take the chance of running out.
Post # 9
Honestly, I would lowball. However, I haven’t gotten married yet, so take my advice with a grain of salt.
Post # 10
My father tried to convince me that 10% of people would be no-shows, which would have equalled 8 people. We only had ONE actual no-show and everyone else came. So I was really glad that I ignored him.