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    • CommentAuthorFranM76
      Posted: Jun 25th 2014
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    We are getting married in a registry office and they have a strict policy that we can have 34 guests (including bridesmaids etc) and that everyone must be seated. I have asked if there are 1 or 2 extra can we squeeze them in and they said no, it's fire regs, if there is more than 34 they will be asked to leave the room. Anyway, so we've sent our invites out (day and night) but as one couple can't come to the ceremony I have asked another close friend if she would like to come rather than just to the evening do (her invite is for her and a plus one). She is over the moon. My problem is that when I wrote the guest list - I didn't put my kids names down (I hadn't forgotten them haha, I just won't be sending them an invite obviously!!!!) so my numbers are now over 34! Now if the friend doesn't bring a plus one we're bang on 34 but I feel bad asking her to come on her own. Im not going to have much choice to be honest and to be fair she's not exactly shy so will be ok mixing with people she doesn't really know until the night do. Not really sure on the point of posting this - nobody can magically make the registry office allow extra people - just wanted to get it off my chest I spose!! lol xx
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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
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      Posted: Jun 25th 2014
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    If she's happy enough to be upgraded, I'm sure she will understand the issue you are faced with

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    • WelshBrideBethan2015
      CommentAuthorWelshBrideBethan2015
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jun 25th 2014
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    I'm sure she will understand , I have been to a few weddings where like yourself numbers were limited so some couldn't go to ceremony whilst still coming to the day part of reception . Just explain and it will be fine :)

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    • Velcro
      CommentAuthorVelcro
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Jun 25th 2014
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    oh no haha typical! when me and tom were doing numbers we forgot to include ourselves D:

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    • WelshBrideBethan2015
      CommentAuthorWelshBrideBethan2015
      Got married 5 years ago
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    Ha Velco I did the same when working out day numbers and the whole time I kept saying I'm sure there are close family missing ..... lol

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    • CommentAuthorFranM76
      Posted: Jun 25th 2014
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    Hahahaha xx
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    • Showgirl
      CommentAuthorShowgirl
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Jun 25th 2014
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    I remembered to include me and OH in the numbers but forgot to account for the registrar, assistant and venue staff who will be in the room as well. Really hoping that the venue tell me that they'd taken those people into consideration when they said they could accomodate 120 guests.
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    • Whovianbride
      CommentAuthorWhovianbride
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jun 25th 2014
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    Have you asked if that includes your photographer/s? i read recently that there registry office counts the photographer even if there not seated and have been asked to leave before.

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    • ElizabethF49
      CommentAuthorElizabethF49
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jun 25th 2014
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    How old are your kids?

    is it just the ceremony the friends OH would need to miss If that's the case I would explain to her that unfortunately you miscounted and due to strict numbers he cant come to the ceremony but is welcome to either wait outside and meet you all after or he can meet you all at the reception venue

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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jun 25th 2014
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    I would ask the registry office exactly who needs to be counted and how many spaces are for Guests, as some county's may be stricter than others. Also explain the situation to your friend. Maybe mention it in conversation first and that you're looking into it so she has an idea then explain if needs be her partner may have to be sacrificed x

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    • Elinor Claire
      CommentAuthorElinor Claire
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Jun 25th 2014
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    I keep forgetting about us as well. My fiance has everything on an Excel spreadsheet and just highlighted cells when he counted guests. He realised that he'd counted from the wrong cell, and counted himself but not me! I'm sure your friend will understand, particularly if her partner can join you later on.

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    • CommentAuthorFranM76
      Posted: Jun 26th 2014
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    Yes it's just the ceremony he will have to miss. Yes we have to count photographer as well (already checked that out). Im sure she'll be fine with it and he's more than welcome to wait outside if he so wishes xx
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    • CommentAuthorFranM76
      Posted: Jun 26th 2014
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    Sorry Elizabeth, the kids will be 12 and 16 xx
 
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