Post # 1
By that, I mean, how many of the people you invited live at least an hour away from where you’re getting married? We’re sending Save-The-Date Cards this week and we were freaking out about our spiraling guest list (215! yikes!) I did a breakdown today and was amazed when I realized ours works out like this:
Guests who live in the city (within an hour of) where our wedding will take place: 40
Guests who live in the state where our wedding will take place: 58
Guests who live out of state: 117 (!)
How does your list break down? Did you have a lot of people come in from out of town, or a lot of declined invitations from your guests who live far away?
Post # 3
Basically everyone was out of town for our wedding except for my inlaws and a few friends.
Post # 4
All of our guests lived either out of state or out of country. We had 50% of our origianl guest list attend. Our wedding was on a Thursday too, so that contributed to some guests not being able to attend; however, we wanted an initmate wedding, so we were very happy with the turnout 🙂
Post # 5
Guests who live in the city (within an hour of) where our wedding will take place: 2
Guests who live in the state where our wedding will take place: 2
Guests who live out of state: 123
Out of our guest list of 125 only 2 people live in the state we are getting married my Future Mother-In-Law and FI’s godmother (also our caterer).
99% of our guests are from out of town, some as far away as the other side of the country.
Post # 6
I’m the complete opposite:
Total Guests: 207
Guests in same area (w/in an hour): 164
Guests in same state: 11
Guests out of state: 32
Post # 7
Our is 80% out of town (out of reasonable driving distance, with the majority of those Out of Town being out of state and/or country!)
205 out of town
44 in town
Post # 8
In DFW metroplex: 23
In Texas: 35 (mostly located in the major cities)
Out of State:76 (All over the country)
Out of Country: 9 (Army & Norway)
We’ve had declines from all categories so far, but a lot of the out-of-staters are looking forward to the trip (that whole “Texas is like another country” mindset, maybe?)
Post # 9
202 Total Guests invited, we’re still waiting to hear from 83 of them.
Guests who live in the city (within an hour of) where our wedding will take place: 70 (hello FIs farming family from this town)
Guests who live in the state where our wedding will take place: 30
Guests who live out of state: 102 (this is largely people who are about 2 hours away since we live just about 2 hours from everywhere!)
Post # 10
@Knubbsy-Wubbsy: Haha, we’re getting married in DFW and my family’s from the midwest, so we’ve been getting that reaction from a lot of people! I think some of them are also excited at the prospect of not being buried under 3 feet of snow in December.
Post # 11
Every single one of my guests is out of state. We’re getting married in South Carolina (we live in North Carolina) and our guests are coming from Missouri, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Florida, and Michigan!!
We invited 106….ended up with 73! Not bad for an out of state wedding!!
Post # 12
80% of ours were out of state. 5% were out of country!!
Post # 13
Every single guest was at least an hour away from our wedding location. Only 9 guests lived in state (about 1.5 hours away) and everyone else lived several hours away.
Post # 14
Pretty much everyone is local. Our wedding venue is only a 15 minute drive from my family and about a 45 minute drive from FI’s. The only Out of Town guests that we have are our grandmothers (mine in FL, his in northern NY) and his uncle/his family (umm, I think they’re in NC now). So… out of 85 guests, only 9 are Out of Town.
Post # 15
I’d say around 35% of those invited are out of towners. And most are coming!
Post # 16
100% of my wedding is out-of-towners, including me. We’re getting married in savannah