Hi Ladies! Our big day is this Friday, and we've had a rash of phone calls from guests who now are not able to make for both good and "lame" reasons. We even have 2 guests who said they "need to get the weekend off from work" but don't count them out (why they waited to know is beyond me). Anyways, we have paid for these spots and now have an almost empty table. My two questions: 1. How can a firmly/politely/discreetly without screwing up friendships, handle the two who are dragging things out? 2. On the ones who just are backing completely out, anyone have a good idea on how to get these seats filled? We have friends who might could come...but do we open it up to "+1". Is this rude to ask people 5 days before??? Help!!! I want to keep it personal, but hate too see hundreds of dollars go to waste! Thanks!