What can separate me from Party Jollof? Can Giorgio Armani Suit or Chiavari Chair? Mbanunu !!! Hmmm, there are two sides to this, the Host and the Guest. Let's start with the Guest, I know that in this our Naija it's not common to respond to invites the RSVP way as our Western friends do, but this is the reason they do it, simply, so that they can plan for you !
Our case is different here as we would even look for someone else to accompany us ! Then there's the case of the "Mo gbo mo ya" ( I hear, I branch) group alias the "uninvited tombo fly", infact they will occupy more spaces than the invited ones if there's no restrictions on entry ! Let's move to the Host, OgaMadam please always plan for more especially when it's not strictly by IV.
Sometimes some hosts have an idea of the estimated number of guests but because they want to spend less, they tell vendors something less ! Which can result in a similar situation like in the picture.
Let's help ourselves and God will help us all
On a lighter note, so that Owambe you're going for today, is your name in the book of enjoyment ?