Post # 1
We have had five people now cancel because of
health over this long weekend wedding of ours.
We cannot reduce our numbers with the caterer so we are OUT the money.
it really ticks me off to bite the bullet financially for people who cannot attend last minute but don`t send a gift. I just got a TEXT from a girl whose wedding I was in.
Post # 3
If it’s a health issue, there really isn’t much that you or they can do.
Post # 4
That would make me super angry!! I cant believe she didnt even have the decency to call you but sent a text instead..how rude!!! Good luck with everything this weekend ..it’s supposed to be a great one weather wise!
Post # 5
Wow, that sucks! All you can do is focus on the joy of marrying the love of your life and don’t feel alone in what happened. As we all know here on the Bee it happens a lot.
You are so close now! I can’t wait for the recaps! 🙂 Good luck my dear!!!
Post # 6
The one was Ì just dont feel too good-they are up at the cottage.That got me pretty mad…because she made a big deal how she was going to drive back early.
its only Friday…wedding is Sunday night.
Post # 7
This happened to me as well, but on the day of, mostly. It was so odd because a bunch of people canceled but then a few people brought unexpected guests with them, which would have been SO annoying, except we were already locked in to the price so I was pretty much singing, “THE MORE THE MERRIER”. LOL.
There’s nothing really to be done. Just enjoy your day as much as you can and don’t think about it too much.
Post # 8
@Sunfire: Thanks so much! I am totally getting mushy and am tearing up every time I think of Sunday…my heart beats super fast and I am trying to keep my mind off the huge list I need to tackle in about an hour. lol
Post # 9
There is nothing else to do but follow these instructions:
Post # 10
We had that. You can’t really do much about it. If you can’t reduce your count, are you being charged extra for vendor meals? We had extra guests meals leftover and we just told the caterers to assign those to the vendors so we didn’t have to pay extra for vendor meals. It doesn’t even out but at least it isn’t all a waste. Our other alternative was to get all those extra meals boxed up to go (which didn’t work for us since no one would be eating those leftover meals).
Post # 11
I’m sorry to hear about the health issues. I would text some of your single friends, see if they want to bring a friend. I’d rather have a random person at the wedding than meals that are paid for go to waste.
Post # 12
I would talk to your caterer and see if you can upgrade the bar or the food with the additional funds that you’re committed to spend. No sense in paying for some extra dinners that no one will eat.
Post # 13
I had about 5 people not be able to come, but they all had legit reasons (the saddest one being that a couple had just decided to divorce and they were too sad to attend a wedding).
It’s just a fact of wedding planning. Sorry!
Post # 14
If someone isn’t feeling well, they should stay home and not spread their germs to the rest of the guests! It sucks when people change plans last minute but since you’re already locked into the money, I would just see if I had a neighbor who was free and wanted to go, or a casual acquaintance.
Post # 16
We had seven (SEVEN!) people not show up to our wedding. It sucked. A lot. That was almost $300 and several more people we could have invited. But there’s not much you can do but grin and bear it.