How do you handle it when one of your events does not book out. My ill fated Sunday Roast (my last daytime event) has only 7 places booked out 12. It's 11 days away... is it too soon to stress? Do you think I will get last minute bookings? Would love to know if other hosts have had this experience.
The evening events have booked out within hours. This is my last day time event, but I still want it to be a success.
11 days is far too soon to start stressing out. Why worry anyway. 7 people is a very good number. Even if you only have the 7 people they could be the most important/influential people you'll ever meet. Why worry about the people that don't come, concentrate on the ones that do. Make it the best evening they've ever had and they will tell their friends and so on. Don't judge success by how many people come, judge it by the fact that you and they had a really good time.
There will be times when your events don't fill and maybe you have to cancel a few, it comes with the territory. Don't stress, relax and Good Luck.
It's too soon to stress. But yes I've found day time events harder to fill. Don't know why. Personally I'm a lunch/brunch person. Or tea.
7/8 is a really good turn out... Think about how you are advertising these? It's word of mouth and blogging and hard work from your part... to get 7 or 8 strangers through the door is fantastic achievement, so don't lose sight of that : )
Why not try another day... Saturday afternoons work for me... although it isn't Sunday Lunch... Perhaps it's just the day in you neck of the woods that doesn't work for people?
Good luck with the roasts... I wish I lived nearer! I am in search of the perfect roast dinner!.... Not so good here in Cambridge! x