(Closed) What “final count” to give to your venue?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1937 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We gave the real number for our final count.  We also had to include a general seating arrangement, so they needed to know the actual number of chairs at that point.  We had 4 no shows to our wedding and we paid for their meals and the reception facility basically boxed up the food for my parents to take home.

Post # 5
769 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Yeah, I’ve wanted to know about this too.  Hopefully, we’ll get more responses. 

Post # 6
4335 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I don’t think that you should risk not having enough seats.

If they rsvp’d yes, then you have hopefully budgeted for them, and even if they do unfortunately not come last minute (and you have to pay for their plate,) I think that is just one of the expenses and risks related to planning a wedding. :-/

Post # 7
212 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We gave our real numbers… we only had 5 people that RSVP not show up, and we also had 2 people show up last minute without RSVP…so in the end we only paid for 3 meals that didn’t get eaten!


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