we only had a small day of 25 and invited an extra 100 in the evening and only around 60 turned up, it was so rude and the majority havent apoligised for rsvp'ing and not showing. If i rsvp i turn up, simple!
We had roughly 20 that didn't turn up in the evening that had rsvp'd!
Some did text and give reasons, some just didn't turn..
luckily we over ivited, so we were still at max numbers for the evening lol
Thankfully everyone turned up on the day itself.... but....
Originally - we invited 60 day guests, and another 60 for the night. (so totalling 120) We were going to cater for 90, but as we started getting RSVPs back we realised this was optimistic. When we finialised the numbers we had...
60 in the day.... 5 in the night... so a total of 65.... I felt so sorry for the random 5 having missed out on the day then! Was too late by that point to invite them to the day, and I didn't know a couple of them that well either. (hubby's collegaues)
We just ended up catering for 60 all day :P
oh well, it worked out a lot cheaper in the end, and everything got eaten too! lol
Planning a wedding has made me determined to RSVP promptly as we were still chasing evening guests 2 weeks prior! Even before that, I would never dream of RSVPing yes and then not turning up unless there was a really good reason and in that case I would be sending a card of apology! We only invited about 15 extra guests for the evening and they all turned up, but imagine we'd have had a few not bother if we'd been inviting lots!
We did have 3 day guests not arrive but as one had hand, foot and mouth disease, the other was still in hospital having given birth and my poor nana was unwell I'll let them off.