(Closed) calling all bees that have had their destination wedding, or got back all rsvps!

posted 7 years ago in Destination Weddings
  • poll: How did your guest list turn out for your destination wedding?
    Most of the RSVPs were NOT ATTENDING probably due to travel reasons. : (2 votes)
    33 %
    About half the RSVPs were NOT ATTENDING probably due to travel reasons. : (2 votes)
    33 %
    Only about 10% of RSVPs were NOT ATTENDING probably due to travel reasons. : (1 votes)
    17 %
    Virtually all of my guests RSVP'd ATTENDING even with a destination requiring plane travel, etc. : (1 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
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    1145 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    So we had a destination wedding about 4 hours away and we had only 2 no’s out of our 60 total invited guests. The travel was not an issue for most people because we invited our closest friends and immediate family only.

    Post # 4
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    23 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: November 2013

     If you really only want close family and friends, then do that.  People may get offended, but just put the word out there that you would just like an intimate wedding with close family and friends.  I am not inviting people who do not share in our relationship, and our life.  No matter who they are.  It is more important to us to have people who know us as a couple, and share in our life and make it better to be there.  Good Luck!

    Post # 5
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    1920 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I would just invite close family and friends, the ones you want to show up. Its okay to have a small intimate wedding. I wouldn’t risk inviting everyone because you never know who will show up.

    As a reference, I am having a Destination Wedding and we invited about 80 people and 35 are coming. However, our is in Dominican Republic. Having a wedding only a state over would be easier for guests to attend than out of country so I could potentially see more people showing up.

    Post # 6
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    86 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @goldendreams:

    We did an online save the date with electronic RSVP’s and invited about 120 people. Some people outright said they couldn’t do it and we got a really good feel for who was really interested in going so we sent them official invites physical and online invites which was only about 60 folks. We ended up having 41 people at our wedding in the Bahamas and it ROCKED!!!!! Good Luck! 

     

    Post # 7
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    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We had about 40% say no.

    It had to do with a combination of travel costs and the fact that school was back in session and either the guests (in grad school) or their kids couldn’t miss school so people couldn’t get away.

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