(Closed) Re-worded post: What did you do when you had too many people show up?

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
1317 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I attended a wedding at very nice hotel that was overbooked. What happened was the groom’s mom gave extra invites to all her friends without telling the couple and the venue! It was one of the most horrible receptions I even attended because we waited sooooooo long to eat. I think it was close to a 3-hour wait AFTER the time it was supposed to be. Keep in mind that the cememony was that same day and many people didn’t eat since the morning because they were expecting the reception to start when it was supposed to.

People actually left to get a burger!!! And everyone was dressed up too! Someone in the crowd joked about ordering a pizza and I think someone did! It was that crazy!

They ended up having to add seats OUTSIDE the banquet hall — as in the hallway outside the door to fit people in. People were eating out in the hall with the big double doors open into the reception.

It was a seated menu, so the majority of the food was overdone and I honestly can not imagine how crazy the kitchens must have been.

It was not a pleasant experience.

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