(Closed) A long way to travel – what % of your guests came?

posted 6 years ago in Destination Weddings
  • poll: Outside of immediate family, what percentage of your OOT guests came?
    Less than 25% : (3 votes)
    18 %
    25-50% : (5 votes)
    29 %
    50-75% : (6 votes)
    35 %
    Greater than 75% : (3 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
    1237 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @ktkoala:  I’m actually interested in this too. A very high percentage of our guests are from Out of Town (as in will have to fly unless they want to drive at least 2 days) and we’re kind of trying to figure out what our numbers might be

    Post # 4
    213 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I voted for 50-70% BUT we did have a very small guest list! We invited 50 people and 30 peaople are coming (3 of them live localy). Most of our guests will be travling 6-10 hours (driving) or flying in. We were surprized by the number

    Post # 5
    2815 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    ALL of our guests had to travel at least 3 hours (most of them at least 8).  We invited 110 and had 75 people attend. 

    Post # 6
    3886 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    It really all depends on your guest list.  Of our 25 overseas relatives and friends who have to travel (8-20 hour flights depending on where they are coming from) we have had 4 declines, and I recently attended a friend’s wedding in Wales where they invited 4 couples from the US and two from Ireland, all of which attended, plus they had about 90% acceptance from their UK guests (it was a 4-hour car ride or 6 by train from their hometown to the venue).

    The more selective you are with the guest list, the fewer No’s you will get.

    Post # 7
    5663 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We have to drive 3 hours to our venue and I’m scared to see the rsvps continue to come in because so far all of them have been yes’s! I budgeted for about 80% of people to come, hoping it would be more like 70% It’s very expensive to stay out where we are getting married so I have that going for me. :

    Post # 8
    84 posts
    Worker bee

    I invited 40 people that would have to travel and 17 are coming.

    Post # 9
    151 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    In invited about 30 and we are at 22…Canada to Greece.

    Post # 10
    1239 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I dont know yet how many people will come. We have only sent save the dates, some people have mentioned they got them, others havent yet.

    Post # 11
    8359 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    We invited about 76 guests and 32 attended the wedding but we budgeted for 100% because you never know! We went from Australia to the USA. And most of the guests we thought wouldn;t come were actually the ones that did!

    Post # 12
    7296 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    it’s hard to calculate, do you count the plus ones they brought?  we had 15 guests at our wedding. we had sent out about 70 invitations. But a chunk of those invites were to DH’s extended family that we knew for sure would not come but had to invite anyway.  Either way, i voted less than 25%. i guess i can estimate that about 15 – 20% came

    ETA: our wedding was in Jamaica.

    Post # 13
    699 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We got about 65% attending (and that’s with some B list, who were mostly local).

    Post # 15
    1587 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    We are flying from canada to mexico (5hours, $1435.00 later) and we invited 125 guests and we are sitting at about 50ish guests confirmed… so i would say 40%-45%

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