We're traveling with a group of eight next summer (first time for three of our party ). I know the other half of our party will not want to plan reservations months in advance.... (while I live for this stuff). Do I go ahead and make reservations for eight? If they don't come and it's just my family of four will that be a problem? I don't know if two reservations of four would work or not because my MIL may want to come to more restaurants than the others and that would make a party of five. So what happens if only half of a party shows up for a reservation?