We are having somewhat of an issue because we are taking a few extended family members with us on our trip in September. I have been mapping out our plan for our family and will be making our ADRs as soon as our window opens. My problem is that I do not know whether or not these other family members will want to eat with us or do their own thing (and that might change from one day to the next). My feeling is that it's safer to go ahead and make the reservations for all of us, but there would be some/several instances where not all of us would attend. So, if I were to make all these reservations for 7-8 people but only 5 (our immediate family) were to show up at our reservation time, would that be a huge problem? I would assume it would be a lot better than booking it for 5 and then having people want to join us (which would be pretty impossible). Would we get in trouble doing it this way? Also, would we be less likely to get reservations with a larger party size? If we were to ask for 8 spots, is it likely to be harder to get in than just with 5? Thanks! I'm trying to make this as enjoyable and conflict-free for everyone as possible!