Appointment Settings in the Amelia plugin are here for those users who need to set some more customized options for appointments.
Allow booking above maximum capacity
This option is only for Services with “Pending” as a default status (for the Approved ones booking above maximum capacity is not possible). By default, this option is enabled, which means that your customers will have the ability to book the same appointment with Pending status endlessly, even though the maximum capacity for this appointment is full. As soon as the appointment is Approved in the back-end, the time slot will close. Once you disable this option, your customers will be able to book an appointment with Pending status until it reaches the maximum capacity, but once the maximum capacity is full the time slot will become unavailable and the appointment will be closed for booking.
Allow booking below minimum capacity
This option allows you to choose whether you will allow bookings below minimum capacity. By default, booking below minimum capacity is enabled which means that your customers will be able to schedule the appointment below minimum capacity, but that appointment will get Pending status because of it. If you disable it and set, for example, 3 as minimum capacity, your customer will automatically see 2 persons selected in the “Bringing anyone with you” option during the booking, and he will not be able to schedule the appointment without these two 2 persons.