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Old 12-14-2012, 01:39 PM   #1
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Invite outcome?

For those of you who already had your wedding at WDW...how many people did you invite & how many actually came? My biggest issue in making a decision right now is, "Will people come?!"

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Old 12-14-2012, 02:17 PM   #2
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It depends on a lot of factors. I could tell you that we invited 55 people and 34 came, but you'd also have to know that 60% of them live on the West Coast and only about 4 of them had ever been to WDW or were even interested in the Disney parks.

If you live on the East Coast and your families both make regular pilgrimages to WDW, your response rate is going to be a lot higher than mine.
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Old 12-14-2012, 02:25 PM   #3
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Thanks for replying! I live in NY, so Orlando is only a 2 hour flight..this is also a big factor with an island...most islands are 4-4.5 hour flights from here, so people would have to take more time off from work...with Disney, they may not have to take any days off, or maybe just 1. I'm the only Disney nut...it's not like my whole family is, but many people in my family have been there at some point.
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Old 12-14-2012, 02:28 PM   #4
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I'll bet you have a pretty high response rate. The good thing is, you can really adjust it a lot during the planning process. If you're doing a room block, that can change size up until a few months out, and your guest count for food doesn't have to be in til 3 days before. Disney is very flexible.
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:13 PM   #5
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Hi! We're in NY as well, nice 2.5 hour direct flight for cheap! We invited 40 people (that included a few single friends plus 'guests') and 27 rsvped yes (25 came because my aunt and uncle backed out week of due to a medical emergency but they had every intention of going along with non refundable flights). We did however invite a few people we knew were not going to come (they invited us to their destination wedding that we didn't attend so we invited them to ours), but we also had a few surprises of people we didn't expect to come show up (which was absolutely delightful).
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:45 PM   #6
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Did you have a weekday wedding or weekend? There's such a big difference in price! A Thursday wedding is a $12k minimum for 2013..Friday or Sunday is $15k & Sat. is $20k! Do you know where I can find breakdowns of costs of weddings? I've seen them in past..just can't seem to find them now when I could really use them! lol
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:15 PM   #7
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Did you have a weekday wedding or weekend? There's such a big difference in price! A Thursday wedding is a $12k minimum for 2013..Friday or Sunday is $15k & Sat. is $20k! Do you know where I can find breakdowns of costs of weddings? I've seen them in past..just can't seem to find them now when I could really use them! lol
I'm getting married on a Monday morning in Sept. since Disney has a promotion for a 10,000 minimum on select weekdays in 2013. It looks like I'm going to be right at the minimum with minimal floral and extras and 34 guests.
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:27 PM   #8
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34 guest is a pretty decent turnout for a Monday wedding too! How many people did you invite?
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34 guest is a pretty decent turnout for a Monday wedding too! How many people did you invite?
Well since my wedding isn't until Sept. I haven't sent out invites yet. I should've said I'm inviting 34 but almost all are close family members so I'm predicting something close to 34!
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Old 12-14-2012, 06:52 PM   #10
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Did any of you have a way to ask people if they would be willing to travel before even booking? lol what's the protocol?
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Do you know where I can find breakdowns of costs of weddings? I've seen them in past..just can't seem to find them now when I could really use them! lol
The Share Your Budget thread is super-helpful...

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2182201


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Did any of you have a way to ask people if they would be willing to travel before even booking? lol what's the protocol?
We phoned our immediate family members and told them what we were planning to see if they could go. Then Disney sent everyone on our guest list a Save the Date with hotel info, and we sent a traditional invitation about 3 months ahead of time.
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We are in NJ. We invited around 70 and 43 came.
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:48 AM   #13
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Thank you so much for your replies! lurkylo..thank you for share your budget link- i'm getting on that right now!

princesswendy..where did you have your reception? right now..if we invite everyone we have on list, it would be about 100 people...My top choice is reception at GF
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:33 AM   #14
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We sent out a pre-RSVP asking people if they knew they would come, they weren't sure yet, or definitely knew they couldn't make it. It helped us weed people off the invite list since we did an Escape wedding and could only invite 18.
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geek+nerd..that is definitely a good idea that I would consider doing..
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