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    • SamanthaB984
      CommentAuthorSamanthaB984
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 24th 2015
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    Really getting overwhelmed with this subject and I've only just started planning our wedding!
    How do I work out numbers when talking to venues?? Do Venues charge for everyone you are inviting or do they allow for the fact that everyone may not be able to come?
    We are looking at inviting around 80 day guests (including ourselves and bridesmaids etc.) as we both have quite big families and approx 130 evening guests but we are on a very tight budget.
    Please help because this is blowing my mind right now.





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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Oct 24th 2015
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    You pay for each guest I am afraid normally. We had 5 people who did not turn up, we still had to pay for them as you pay prior to the date. It meant we lost out on over £200, if we had known earlier we could have invited other people. If for the evening you are doing buffet, I think it is normally catered for 75% but don't quote me on that.

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    • Emmilou82
      CommentAuthorEmmilou82
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 24th 2015
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    We have to pay for 110 day guests as that's who is expected however the evening we cater for 160 out of the 200

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Oct 24th 2015
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    We had to pay for 105 and 3 didn't turn up (late notice as in couple of days before couldn't make it due to family issue and illness). Unfortunately you pay for as many as you intend to have there on the day.

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Oct 24th 2015
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    Final numbers and final cost is usually set 6 to 8 weeks before the wedding.

    For our evening buffet we catered for 75% of all guests.

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    • SamanthaB984
      CommentAuthorSamanthaB984
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 24th 2015
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    thanks ladies, it makes a little more sense now




 
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