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….
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.
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.
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..
6 Thoughts on “2016: The Year of Weddings”
YES, family vacay!
I’m out of breath just reading this!!! Way to go! Looks like fun!
Wow! What a fun and busy year. I love the pictures with the dress being moved down each time, such a great idea!
This is one of my favorite posts you’ve ever done. Love the breakdown. And so glad you get a few weeks off…