I need to submit my meals to my venue in the next couple of days.
We had invited 240 guests to the wedding and when the RSVP date had past we had 90 people that had not responded.
We started calling to find most people had the response of "of course we are coming!" or "I have been so busy and have not had time to respond" (which I do not understand not having time to respond... it was a postcard that was pre- addressed and postage attached!)
We still have 9 people that we can not get a hold of. Do we just assume they are not coming? FI parents claim that a few of the people are coming but they haven't been able to track them down to see what they want to eat. I do not want to pay for food that will not be consumed because we thought someone would come even though they never got back to us.
The venue is going to be make a few extra plates. Do I just make up some blank name cards so if someone shows up they can write their names and be seated at a table that has empty seats? (a few tables will only have 6 when it seats 8)?