DW in US- How many guests did you invite / how many have committed?

posted 3 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
785 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I’m inviting 67 people, including kids/photographers. My bridal party is 10 people including myself and my fiance. I have 2 photographers.

From what I can gather, I will have a minimum of 25 people. (FI’s and I’s immediate family, 2/5 kids in my family, my aunt and 3 cousins & 2 photographers). I’m pretty sure my sister will leave her 3 kids with someone in canada since it would cost her a shit ton of money to bring them.

I really don’t think my grandparents will come (they’re already from the east coast of Canada, I’m in the west, and the wedding is in Jamaica). Plus they didn’t go to either of my sisters DW’s.

I don’t even know if all of my FI’s groomsmen will be able to attend… hopefully.. but I have no idea so I didn’t include the 3/4 of them. Hopefully they’ll get their shit together if we tell them early enough.

The rest of the people are my FI’s aunts and uncles, 1 set of young cousins who are currently expecting a baby (theyre 18+22), friends & guests, FI’s grandma and a few randoms. Fi’s uncles make a lot of money so I think they’ll be able to make it, but I’m not 100%.

I’m expecting 50 people… My sisters left their guestlst open to pretty much everyone, one sister had 80, the other had 60. However, neither of their DH’s extended families could make it, so that would obivously affect the number.

ETA: Sorry! I missed the US part. I still think I would get a minimum 25 people. But it would depend where in the US. Vegas: Everyone on my guestlist would probably come, except one of FI’s grandmas and his cousins…. but I don’t think my Canadian friends and family would care to go anywhere where they would spend the same amount as a DW and it not be all inclusive.. However Vegas has something for everyone.

I think for DW’s, people take into account the experience that would come with it.


Post # 4
370 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@imnotorange:  We’re getting married in Hawaii, which is technically a state..!

We invited 133 and 55 are coming. Just as expected!

Post # 5
5518 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

We invited around 40.  23 came.  I expected less honestly.

Post # 6
6073 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

We were going to get married in Jackson Hole, WY, everyone but two families were a flight away (not including us).  We invited 75, but we guestimated 50 were coming based on the STD responses.  However it was cancelled 4 months prior to the wedding date so I don’t have an official total.

Post # 7
9652 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@imnotorange:  We had our DW in ST Thomas. We only invited our closed firends and family that we wanted there. We wanted it to be small and intimate. We invited 25 and 25 came….which is exactly how we wanted it!


Post # 8
3199 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@imnotorange:  well we are having a ‘destination wedding’ in that we are having it in our home state where about 50% of our guest list lives.

we invited 189, we have 87 yes’s and around 30 no’s so far (we obviously still have a lot outstanding). our deadline is tomorrow.

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