Friday, March 12, 2010

For my destination wedding, how many people can I anticipate not to accept the invitation?

It's not an exact science, but with destination weddings, you can expect to lose anywhere from 25% to 35% of the guests. There are lots of factors that go into your guest's decision to attend your destination wedding, however, so I always recommend taking a quick inventory of your guest list and evaluating the following things:

1. How close are they to us? Meaning, even if time and finances were a huge issue, would they stop at nothing to attend? Or, are they a more distant friend that would feel fine just sending a gift?

2. What is their financial situation? Can they afford to jet off to Italy or even just Colorado for the weekend or will a trip like yours put them in a financial crunch?

3. Do they have the time to spare? Are they uber busy or do they have the flexibility to take a few days off here and there?

Of course, you might not know the exact details of each person's situation, but going through and taking each guest on an individual basis might give you more accurate insight into how many guests you can expect to attend.

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