Yes, we had a guest list originally of 200 folks. Yes we CUT it to shreds, yes we had 1/3 of our guest list respond that they can not attend. And yes, for the love of all things holy- that royally sucks.
As my vendor it doesn't help you to point this out to me. I am already saddened more than you will know that all these loved ones can't come.
As my future mother-in-law it doesn't make me feel better when you point out how many of my family aren't coming.
As a helpful friend, it doesn't make me feel any better that I ONLY have 14 tables to deal with.