At this late date, I know I really shouldn't be stressing about these things because what's done is done, but in the last week I have had 9 people cancel on coming to the wedding well after they sent in their RSVPs saying they were coming, I know things come up, but this is a DW and all of them had previously booked hotel rooms and made all indications they were coming. RSVPs were due 3 weeks ago, so I don't understand how they just figured out they can't come anymore AFTER they sent in their response and AFTER I have given a headcount for food and alcohol. The food and alcohol cost is one thing, but these people make up an entire table of seats, which was another centerpiece, another linen rental, etc. What's even more frustrating is that all of them have made some comment or indication that it is for financial reasons and not some unexpected childcare issue or illness - then why on earth did you say 3 weeks ago you could come when you knew what was involved?!? I have financial concerns too people! And now we have thrown away well over $1000 because these people (all close friends of mine and my parents) have no consideration for these things.
Okay, rant over!!! I'm going back to being excited and focusing on what is really important, and it's not $1000 I know. I fly to New Orleans tomorrow with my big 'ol dress and will get our marriage license Wednesday morning! 4 days to go!!!!