Post # 1
Just got off the phone with the venue who told me we are over capacity! When I called months ago and asked what was maximum capacity they told me 200 and she just told me that its 130. I am at 138 (thank God its closer to the bottom number).
She told me that they would set it up for 138 and play it by ear. Of course this was probably because I was balling on the phone.
What does play it by ear mean?! I am now envisioning my guests being turned away and/or the fire marshall shutting the whole thing down! agghhhhH!
Post # 3
I’m sure other bees experienced this also but I had several no shows on the day of. I can think of at least 10. Did they always know how many you were expecting?
Post # 4
So sorry that they mislead you, that is very frustrating! Hopefully your numbers don’t go up anymore.
Our venue says their outside tent can hold 500 people. I chatted with our wedding planner about it and she said there is no way you can seat 500 people in there, but they advertise that constantly. She said she would hate to see a bride actually try and fit that many people in. I don’t know why venues can’t be straight forward with us emotional brides.
Best of luck!
Post # 6
Oh goodness, why wouldn’t they have told you the EXACT number when you booked? I’m so sorry. Try not to cry. It will all work out.
Post # 8
@krystal.keel: Sorry darlin…. I hope it turns out ok
Post # 9
Thanks all… I am sure it will work out because I am not going to call 8 of my guests and be like, “hello! You know the wedding we asked you to attend Saturday? Well guess what? You were one of the unlucky 8 who is no longer invited. Sorry!”
I mean really? Thank God I am just 8 over but seriously, what would they expect a bride to do? Especially since they brought this up 3 freakin days before the wedding!
Post # 10
@krystal.keel: I had 18 no shows the day of the wedding! Hopefully this happens to you (although, it’s rude!)
Post # 11
Off the top of my head I can think of at least 7 no shows the day of my wedding. You should still be okay!
Post # 12
Everything will work out!! Im so sorry I can imagine that this is very stressful! How frustrating that they told you a different number than they really had capacity for. Geeze.
Post # 13
Oh my, how stressful to be told that so close to your wedding day 🙁 But hey- it’ll work out allright. Shame on the venue for making you worry- but everyone will fit. It may be cozy, but it will work!