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Am I just being paranoid?

DF and I are getting married sometime in the next couple months at the courthouse, and our reception will be in December. I am worried that no friends will show up. When we had my baby shower when I was preg with DS, I only had 1 friend show up of all of the 12 or so friends that were invites. It was a little disappointing. Its not that I wanted more stuff as we got way more than we ever used, but I wanted them there to help me celebrate our baby. Now I'm afraid that no one will come to the wedding. I know there are at least a couple people that I am inviting that won't be able to make it, since the reception in on a friends sons birthday, but what about all the other people I would like there to have a good time with us? I am probably thinking way more into it than I should be. Someone please reassure me and make me feel better about this. Of all the things that I have to worry about about the wedding, like paying for and preparing food and deccorations, etc, this is the one that is getting to me the most.
by on Oct. 14, 2012 at 12:55 PM
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Lena-Loo
by on Oct. 15, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Always expect less than half of the people to show up. We invited 40 people and only 18 showed up, so invite as many people as you can.  

goddess99
by Michelle on Oct. 15, 2012 at 12:36 PM

It's a risk you'll have to take. We had our reception separate and in Dec. as well. There was a huge blizzard that day so many didn't come but I didn't care.

delanna6two
by Platinum Member on Oct. 15, 2012 at 1:03 PM

 Hugs...I hope all does go well...

KenneMaw
by Member on Oct. 15, 2012 at 1:04 PM

I really think you need to make sure people RSVP...say you have to plan for food and drink, etc...and you need to have a definite number of who is coming. Good luck and Congrats!!!!!!

hyper_bunny
by on Oct. 15, 2012 at 1:07 PM

They say to expect a certain percentage not to be there. Was your baby shower on a holiday, around a holiday, or a day that had really bad weather?? Why didn't anyone else show, was it hard to find or too far away? There are many reasons why someone might not be able to attend. I wouldn't worry about it too much. If you have free food and some alcohol, I am sure a lot of people will show up. lol 

AndrewsMommy01
by on Oct. 15, 2012 at 1:18 PM

I was the same way when my husband and I got married. We got Married October 3 and have the reception on October 28. I was so worried no one was going to come and I did everything for it myself. I was worried I wasting my time and money. But guess what EVERYONE I invited came! I know how you are feeling and trust me more people than you think will be there, or at least the ones who really matter will.

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Aleta775
by on Oct. 15, 2012 at 1:47 PM

There really isn't anything you can do, but try to get everyone to RSVP.

cookinmommyof1
by Bronze Member on Oct. 15, 2012 at 1:51 PM
My shower was in february and the weather was beautiful. Everyone that was iinvited (except for family) lived in the town it was in. There will be free food and booze. Lol


Quoting hyper_bunny:

They say to expect a certain percentage not to be there. Was your baby shower on a holiday, around a holiday, or a day that had really bad weather?? Why didn't anyone else show, was it hard to find or too far away? There are many reasons why someone might not be able to attend. I wouldn't worry about it too much. If you have free food and some alcohol, I am sure a lot of people will show up. lol 


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hyper_bunny
by on Oct. 15, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Are they good friends or just acquaintances?

Quoting cookinmommyof1:

My shower was in february and the weather was beautiful. Everyone that was iinvited (except for family) lived in the town it was in. There will be free food and booze. Lol


Quoting hyper_bunny:

They say to expect a certain percentage not to be there. Was your baby shower on a holiday, around a holiday, or a day that had really bad weather?? Why didn't anyone else show, was it hard to find or too far away? There are many reasons why someone might not be able to attend. I wouldn't worry about it too much. If you have free food and some alcohol, I am sure a lot of people will show up. lol 



Janet
by Ruby Member on Oct. 15, 2012 at 2:02 PM

 Maybe put the money toward something else. Just for the two of you?

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