(Closed) lowballing final count

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
647 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

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 # 6
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

100 ppl will be fine.  The venue will automatically have enough for 5 plates. 

Post # 8
3942 posts
Honey bee

I wouldnt low ball. I would rather have too much than take the chance of running out.

Post # 9
247 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Honestly, I would lowball. However, I haven’t gotten married yet, so take my advice with a grain of salt.

Post # 10
7493 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

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. 

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