(Closed) What percentage of your OOT invites came?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
  • poll: What percent of the OOT guests you invited actually came to your wedding?
    more than 80% : (1 votes)
    20 %
    60-80% : (0 votes)
    40-60% : (2 votes)
    40 %
    20-40% : (1 votes)
    20 %
    less than 20% : (1 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    πŸ™ I have no idea, DDW. How old is your average Out of Town guest? The older they are, the less likely they are to make the trip. Same if they have itty bitty kids.

    Post # 6
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    4123 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Hmm.. that’s tough.  For me I looked through me list and tried to guess… who would make it no matter what.. who is iffy.  For my brothers wedding we really didn’t think much family would make it.. but they did!  ALL my dads siblings, most spouses and about half my cousins made it… that was a lot more than we thought…. πŸ™‚

    Post # 7
    Member
    4385 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I want people to vote on this too, since we probably have about the same proportion of people coming from out of town, or possibly even more. We’re getting married in FI’s hometown (where we live) and my family is all half-way across the country, and FI’s extended family is a 4 hour drive away.

    Post # 9
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    873 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    Not having had my wedding yet, I can’t really vote…. πŸ™

    I know some people think that doing anything like a FB or email query is ‘tacky,’ but I’m not one of those people.  Especially when you are LD planning, it’s hard not to use those tools to connect with people.  Could you try to contact people and see pre-booking what the general numbers are?  I know it’s easier for me because there are only about 90 coming, but I’ve already asked most people I’m inviting if they are available.  Another option would be to ask a person ‘in the know’ from a particular group of people (ie.  my grandma on my dad’s side is a good go-to person to get the general feel from my dad’s side), and ask them to ask people in their social circle by word of mouth.  The other thing…and I’m not sure if this works for your venue options…but are there venues which have multiple rooms?  We looked at 2 that had different reception rooms, so we could book one room, but then change to a larger or smaller room as long as nobody had booked it yet….

    Post # 10
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    4385 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @daydream – no I haven’t seen any πŸ™ I’m surprised there hasn’t been more of a response from the married bees!!

    Bump? haha.

    Post # 11
    Hostess
    18644 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    We had less than half our guestlist come.  Pretty much everyone was out of town.  So invited about 100 and had about 40 come.

    Post # 12
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    1757 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I think the answer to this question will vary A LOT depending on individual guest lists. In our case, I strongly suspect that out Out of Town response rate will be really high. A couple of years ago, my fiance had a blow-out party for his 30th and invited 50-60 people. EIGHTY people showed up, some of them flying cross-country or driving for HOURS. His crew likes to party πŸ™‚

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