It’s all over now, except for writing the myriad thank-you notes. I believe the dollar-hemorrhaging has stopped. Everything went extremely well, and I can honestly say I got the wedding I wanted- with one exception, explained in the rant below. I can’t wait to see the pictures.
If a person RSVP's “no,” I can respect that. No problem. But to RSVP “yes” and then not show up? That’s not cool. Ever hear of the term “nonrefundable?” That’s what we were up against. We ended up paying for heads that weren’t in attendance- to the tune of $80 apiece. It never even occurred to me to lower our final number in anticipation of supposedly confirmed no-showers.