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S/O undercutting

IF you under cut by how much? How many showed? we have 141 attending (or 139) I was thinking of saying 133, is that too low?

Re: S/O undercutting

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    alliecarrie41alliecarrie41 member
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    edited December 2011
    I don't understand how people undercut... don't you have to provide a table seating chart?  I overpaid for 2 people and my venue just gave me that money back.  I could never think to risk not having the right number of plates, seats, etc....?
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    aquagurl612aquagurl612 member
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    edited December 2011
    I have to give them my number this week, seating charts don't have to be done until the friday before. I will not be refunded for any no shows and my venue encouraged me to do this, so I don't get suck paying 100pp for the no shows.
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    alliecarrie41alliecarrie41 member
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    edited December 2011
    i hear ya, i wouldnt want to pay for ppl that didnt show either.   i just made sure all my RSVPs were in before final head count was due.
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    edited December 2011
    You were very lucky Allie.  Our venue was not so accommodating and we ate the amount for 6 guests due to hospitalization.  Nicole, if they told you to cut the number, do it if they can still feed them day of.
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    edited December 2011
    Yes, that's why I don't understand how people don't undercut even by 2 or 3.  Even if you have a very strict venue, what are they going to do if you claim a few more showed up & whip out your checkbook the day of?
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    edited December 2011
    I agree with what Allie is saying, I even had to eat the cost of 7 no shows, and if I had to do it over again, I wouldn't have undercut, just in case.  But, aqua is in a different situation, where her venue suggested it.  I would personally think that with the size guest list that cutting by 6-8 people is a bit high. I would probably go with 135 or 136. But, that is really your judgement call. 
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    edited December 2011
    I understand Allie completely but mine also recommended we undercut.  We did it by 3 and ended up with 5 no-shows, good reasons but still no-shows.
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