(Closed) Way less people attending

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I had the same problems.  We thought we would have around 60-75 guests and we only had 30 (after giving a few couples a last minute invite).  People still danced and no one left early!  If you have an amount that you need to meet like a minimum, you might need to give your guests some more perks (we ended up going with an open bar and adding a few more appetizers to make the minimum at our location).  Don’t feel bad, everyone will still have a wonderful time!

Post # 4
Member
4465 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Ella: You and I are apparently the same person.  See my post “pity party” which is pretty much the same situation.  I understand how you feel.

I did get a suggestion from a bee to use smaller tables to have more/spaced out, which I am going to do.  Luckily our venue lowered our minimum but before they did that, we thought of adding wine to the tables, doing more apps, etc.

Post # 5
Member
98 posts
Worker bee

I wouldn’t worry about your venue looking empty.  Places are use to dealing with different sized groups and know how to set it up to make it look right. 

Post # 7
Member
4465 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@Ella: No worries!  Just wanted to let you know that there is lots of advice and commiseration on another post as well :o)

Post # 9
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I know it’s stressful at first but it might be a blessing in part.  I had a hard enough time keeping up with my guest list, I couldn’t imagine having to check in on double the number of guests!

PS – I’m glad that your dad is doing well and can be there.

Post # 10
Member
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

You should look at the up side– less cost! You’ll still have a GREAT time with 118 and you’ll be spending less than you thought. You can put that extra money into  a last minute splurge, a honeymoon splurge, or save it for a rainy day!

Post # 11
Member
860 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Aww, don’t be upset.  Small weddings can be a lot of fun.  You will be able to interact more closely with all of your guests and spend more time with them.  Without seeing your venue, I can’t tell if it would look sparse, but I doubt it.  My venue can hold 250, but we’re only inviting 150…. and I doubt everyone will show.

Post # 13
Member
4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Oh man, I’m sorry!  We’ve had a couple disappointments along the way regarding number of guests.  I’ve realized that it just means we’ll have that much more time to hang with the people that we’re closest to.  I don’t get why people don’t realize this is a big deal to us, and that they should try to be there.  Sorry again 🙁

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