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….
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.
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..
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!
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?
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..