2016: The Year of Weddings

One night at dinner, Hunter’s sister made a comment about how many wedding related events the 2 of us had been to that year, which got me thinking it’d be interesting to break it all down in a post. So by the numbers, in 2016 we went to….

11 Weddings

From April through November (with the exception of August and September), we had at least one wedding a month.  The highs were 4 in June, and 3 in October.
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4 States

Most weddings were in the southeast (South Carolina, Georgia, & North Carolina), which makes sense because we’re both from here.  Maine was the lone state visited in the North.

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4922 Miles Traveled

Obviously the Maine trip accounted for the majority of the miles, but the closest venue was still 8 miles away.  What felt like the longest trip was by far the 7.5 hours in the car with my cat Cleo coming back from Raleigh.

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17 Rehearsal Dinner / Wedding Outfits

Ultimately I needed 17 outfits between 11 weddings and 6 rehearsal dinners!  I totally wore some dresses twice, and borrowed a few from friends.  Normally I have a few bridesmaid dresses in there, but Hunter and I were only in 1 wedding each, and it happened to be the same one.  I did hand out programs at another, if that counts..

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18 Additional Wedding Related Events

Only counting the events I attended or hosted, these are all the additional showers, parties, bachelorette weekends, and rehearsal dinners outside of the actual wedding.  I’m exhausted thinking about it all!
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4 Family Weddings

The last family wedding was in 2011, so naturally we had 4 within 6 months!  At each family wedding we took a photo of the 4 couples and the white dress just moved down the line.  I loved having an excuse for everyone to get together every few months, so I’m sad the weddings are done – family vacay next year?

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All in all it was a busy year, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything!  Weddings are such a happy time and I loved being able to celebrate so many couples this year – including tying the knot ourselves!  I think we’ve earned the title of professional wedding attendees though.

Now we look forward to another busy spring in 2017..

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