Does anyone else feel like NOBODY is going to come to your DW wedding??

posted 4 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

How many people did you invite? Honestly, only people extremely close to you will be willing to fly to Mexico IMO. We expect hardly anyone to RSVP for our DW – which is the point 😉

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Lily_of_the_valley:  I’m thinking we’ll have the same outcome….and we are only going to Florida :-p We are going into it knowing it might happen, and it’s just one of those things. We’ll have a little reception in FL after the ceremony with whoever attends (which might be like 15 people, IF that)…but we are also still considering doing a second reception back in TX so folks who wanted to come can make it 🙂 Traveling is hard for alot of folks, so we’ll see how it goes :-p

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Don’t worry ppl will come. We sent our std a 11 month before the wedding. Everyone said they also got it and can’t wait, Some didn’t even say anything . Well now we are 4 month away and just found out that 78 ppl are attending

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My DW is in 2 months. It’s only been the past month or so that most people have booked plane tickets and hotels. 2 of my BM’s haven’t even done hotels yet. My FI and I still don’t have OUR plane tickets 🙂

We invited about 115 – 70 are coming to Scotland. Don’t worry about this yet 🙂

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Lily_of_the_valley:   Thanks  we are getting married in Mexico playa del Carmen 🙂  and my mom claims the list is getting bigger. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

@Lily_of_the_valley:  To show you the bright side of your situation, I actually am running into the opposite problem and it’s quite awkward. We want to keep it small and people keep asking if they are invited and letting us know they would “love an excuse to go to Maui”.  Save the Dates went out back in April.  I thought when people didn’t get a Save the Date they’d assume they weren’t invited, but apparently that doesn’t make it clear to everyone.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@FLBlonde93:   What have you been saying if they ask to bring a guest ???. Reason being my list is growing so much and my parents think its great (which I agree to an extent) but getting emails from cousins asking to bring their boyfriends 

 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You have a lot of time. Some people will come, some people won’t. My sister-in-law had a DW and most of our exteneded family from the east coast couldn’t make it. Even with a year’s notice, they just couldn’t afford the $900+ airfare, plus food, clothes, gift, time off work, etc. It’s not that they didn’t want to go, they just couldn’t swing it. Don’t take it personally, that’s just how it is with this type of wedding. Just enjoy your day with those that are there, have a little get-together with those that can’t make it when you get back. : )

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

im worried too, we are going to FL, we live in GA but most of his friends and family are in indiana, puerto rico and panama, my farthest person lives in cali…we will have well over a year, but im worried its gonna be super small and maybe boring if only all the old people can come lol. i know it doesnt really matter but i did want to have this awesome party. its just too expensive in Atlanta

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

@GlamMeup:  We are telling them it’s very intimate, and that each of us only get to have 35 guests, which sounds much smaller than saying 70 total. When people hear that I am inviting only am inviting 35 for my side of the list, they usually understand.  My fiancé- now his list is growing too big, but that’s on him.  He can’t say no as easily as I can.

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper

If you value having all the people that are important being  at your wedding, I think it’s probably too late to be worrying.  Not a fan of destination weddings that make it inconvenient and expensive for guests who would normally attend. 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@FLBlonde93:  oh I like that ! Man I wish I could have said that. I keep explaining to my parents that its getting to big the church only holds 70ppl. My mom and dad laugh it off and say ah who cares the more the better.  oh and just found out my uncle invited his friend nd his wife to the wedding since they are staying at their condo in playa del Carmen 

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