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Married ladies?

Out of curiousity, how many no-shows did you have at your wedding? We are anticipating having a few for several reasons, but were curious if this has happened to others.

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    edited December 2011
    We did not have a single no show. We did have 4 people cancel about a week before the wedding. We were able to fill those seats.We did have one couple leave early - which I wish someone had brought to my attention so the 2 ladies who crashed the wedding could have stayed later. :)
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    edited December 2011
    We had two people cancel a few days before the wedding, who then were miraculously able to make it the night before (stress!). There was a death in the extended family which knocked out three direct relatives, but we filled those seats with co-workers easily. Other than that, everyone who said they would be there showed up!
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    edited December 2011
    I should add, we had a very small wedding with immediate family and friends (none of that drama with mom or dad inviting people we didn't even know, or friends of friends, etc). The people that came to our wedding came to be there for "a wedding", not a kicking party on a Sunday afternoon in NH (haha). I think if you have people not close to the two of you invited to the wedding, then there exists the greater chance of a no-show.
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    edited December 2011
    We had 4 people cancel the week before, 2 people cancel the day of, and 4 people didn't show. Freaking RUDE!!!!!!!!!!!! When you're talking $100+pp, cake favors, linens, programs, menus, etc. I think it's soooo rude to not show up unless it is a serious emergency.  I'm not bitter or anything ;)
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    Steffy3217Steffy3217 member
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    edited December 2011
    I think I had 3 people not show up. 1 I knew probably wouldn't make it as she was having surgery a week before. And the other 2 were unexpected. I've heard of people having a lot more than that.
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    edited December 2011
    We had 2 ppl cancel the night before, which we were able to fill their seats.And we had 3 ppl not show up.
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    sands0220sands0220 member
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    edited December 2011
    we had 3 people cancel a week before...was able to fill 2 of their spots.  2 people canceled the day before, and 2 people were no shows the day of.
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    manna1212manna1212 member
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    edited December 2011
    DH had a cousin that was a no show. THe annoying part is that her parents knew she was not coming and never bothered to tell us!
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    Kel1016Kel1016 member
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    edited December 2011
    We had 4 people total no show of that a couple were people who RSVP'd with dates and then didn't have one!
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    edited December 2011
    We had everyone show up, I did have one Aunt who was suppose to stay for the reception but because of some personal issues she left after the ceremony but one of my cousins who was only coming to the ceremony took her spot. I was actually surprised we didn't have any no shows
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    edited December 2011
    We had 1 couple cancel last minute from as a result for an accident in the family. My aunt and uncle had to cancel the day before as a result of one of their daughters having surgery and 1 friend showed up without an RSVPed guest. So 5 in total.
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    edited December 2011
    We invited 80 ppl, 1 girl got sick and 1 guy decided he would bring his wife and if we had enough food w would feed her to.. So exactly 80 ppl.
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    edited December 2011
    We had a couple who did not show due to an injury to the husband.. this was my mom's stepbrother and no one even told us.. I couldn't believe it!  Then we had 2 who were supposed to bring dates who didn't.. one we knew about the Thurs before the wedding but it was too late to change our count.  We told him to bring someone else if he wanted but he didn't.  Not too bad, it could have been worse with 180 people.
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    Mrs BabsMrs Babs member
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    edited December 2011
    We had 4 people that we knew weren't coming a few days before and then we had 3 other no-shows (one had pneumonia...good excuse..others no excuse!) So basically we paid for 7 meals that weren't eaten and wth we couldn't even get them packed up to go. I would have loved to eat that at 4am when I was just getting back to the hotel room.
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    edited December 2011
    We had 8 no shows!  Hubs' aunt and uncle who I guess called his parents the morning of.  The other 6 were distant relatives on my Dad's side that we weren't going to invite, but when they found out about the wedding they insisted on coming.  So we invited them and they no showed.  Turns out they all had fairly decent excuses, but it still really stunk to have a completely empty table during the reception and a lot of extra $$ wasted! 
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    edited December 2011
    Yes it happens, I was told it would and didn't believe it would happen to me. We had 2 couples RSVP and no show... and a few last minute health problems... and one family member not make it. so maybe 8 total.. which was the same number my friend had. It stinks.. but to be honest I didn't realize until very late into the night.
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    edited December 2011
    we had 5 no-shows...  2 we heard of 4 days before, when it was too late to change the countand another 3 who RSVP'd and just didn't show up - my aunt (who has dementia, good excuse), my SIL - no explanation so far (I'm p!ssed) and DH's college friend - who assured him just a week before that he'd DEFINITELY be there...  rude!
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    ninnypooperninnypooper member
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    edited December 2011
    We had a least 10 no shows. We knew of only 1 that had a good excuse and was supposedly going to attend the ceremony, but I don't think she even showed up for that. We had no warning about the others, come who we received an rsvp from only 2 weeks before the wedding because they were impossible to get in touch with. We had a couple of dates not come, an uncle and cousin who we never heard from but saw at the ceremony and no clue about the last person. Oh, and 2 kids that were marked as a yes didn't show up either. I had one table with only 4 people at it because of no shows.We weren't even close to our minimum and had to come up with other ways to meet it, so yes, it sucked to have paid for all those meals and no one eat them, but at the same time we needed to meet our minimum. I'd also like to note that it was all people from DH's list. LoL
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