(Closed) Opps! Accidently invited far too many guests

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
556 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

How many guests total were invited? Hopefully you get a lot of RSVP declines…but it is extremely rude to uninvite someone, and even if I had to cut corners somehow, I wouldn’t uninvite people. 


Post # 3
3724 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m confused. Did you mean maximum of 100 guests?

Post # 6
5206 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

NowraJanBride:  It would be very wrong and hurtful to your loved ones to uninvite them. You may have to cut expenses in other way. Decor is the easiest thing to cut costs on. Subtract some of your menu options, serve wine and beer only, do your own hair/makeup, don’t get a super elaborate cake (no one will remember or care what your cake looks like).

Post # 8
9556 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

You can’t uninvite people unless you cancel the whole wedding. So you need to rework the budget for the extra people. Not everyone is going to come, so you won’t, likely have the full 140,  but figure out how to pay for whoever RSVPs yes.

Post # 10
3724 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

It’s not common to have 100% of your invited guests be able to come. If you’re hoping to hit exactly 100 guests to meet the minimum and you don’t want to pay for any more than that, I think you’re going to have a very hard time. 

Post # 11
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m sorry this wasn’t an “accident”. You full in knew that you could only afford X number of people, but yet invited wayyyy more then that. Yes, hopefully many will decline… But be prepared if they don’t. We invited 165 with hopes of a large decline… Only 5 couples declined… Your gonna have to really pinch pennies.

Post # 13
394 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I don’t understand the mistake about the spreadsheet. How did invitations get printed, stuffed, addressed, a stamp put on and go to the mail before you realized how many people you were invitIng?

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