Post # 1
How many people did you invite and how many declined for a destination wedding?
We are thinking of planning our wedding near our home, which would mean 56 of the 60 on the guest list are from out of state (at least a 15 hour drive or a plane ride), so I’m considering it at destination wedding. We both have small families, so out of the 60, 50 are friends. We don’t live in an exciting “tourist” place either which would draw people in and of itself. Our other option, since everyone would travel, would be to plan a destination wedding somwhere fun, where the guests could stay for a few days and make a vaccation out of it.
I’d love to hear everyone’s thoughts!
Post # 3
We currently live out in Washington state and all of our family and friends are in Chicago or Virginia. We invited 212 and although we are still about 2 months out, we have a good idea of who is coming out. We are anticipating between 100 and 120.
Post # 4
@Jamergurl921: Thanks! I’m in WA too. Where are you getting married? Of those 100-120. how many are close family? Are your guests excited about coming to WA?
Post # 5
Hey sorry I just saw this. I’m getting married in Bellingham this august 🙂
A lot of the family that I invited isn’t coming out. Almost all of my dad’s side of the family is not. With that being said, we took that as an opportunity to invite the people that we have become close with out here. So even though some aunts and uncles cannot make it, we got to invite other people we are currently close with.
A lot of my family is excited to come out here. Honestly, you need to do what YOU want to do and plan a wedding where YOU want. I could not deal with planning a wedding somewhere I didn’t live. Between meetings and tastings and projects, there is no way I could have had a wedding in Chicago even if I wanted to.
I’m personally pumped that my close friends and fam are flying out here to see WA. I think we are getting married in an awesome, beautiful location and are giving people the opportunity to see something new.