Since Mr. Sword is too
scared busy to write a guest post, I am sharing this post on his behalf, but all of the information gathering and graph making done in preparation for said blog post is courtesy of the ever-cute, ever-Scottish, and ever-skinny Mr. Sword.
Awww! Isn’t he adorable in his kilt jacket?
I know everyone loves to see a good breakdown of the guest list and how many people are attending or not attending, and I’m no different. Except instead of just breaking it down by family and friends of the bride or the groom, I think, especially in our case, it’s equally if not more interesting to look at the breakdown by in state, out of state, and out of country.
Our total number of attendees is officially 122 people, not including Mr. and Miss Sword. We had invited 187 (yes, that number went up by one from my last post) guests but this includes children, partners, and plus-ones. Like I said before when I talked about the beauty of online RSVP’ing, sometimes it makes more sense to look at households or invitations that were sent out instead of counting each person.
For the sake of these charts and graphs, we will be counting and including each individual person. It makes the most sense because, for example, a family of five might only have two people attending so we wouldn’t know whether they counted as a yes or a no.
For future reference: in state = Minnesota, out of state = any state other than Minnesota, out of country = mostly Scotland with one invite going to Canada, one going to England, and one to New Zealand.
Wedding color motif per request of Miss Sword.
Something I noticed right away was that we actually have more people attending from out of state than in state, but we also invited more out-of-state folks. And something that is not clear from this chart is that we only have one family not attending who live in Minnesota—the other three not attending are plus-ones that aren’t being used.
Now, for the breakdown of who invited who. I was hesitant to post these charts because my number is significantly higher than his, but that is mostly because we are getting married in my home country and because Mr. Sword’s family is rather small.
Even though quite a few people from Scotland had to decline, I’m still eternally humbled and happy that Mr. Sword has such great family and friends who are willing to make the long and expensive trip to be with us on our wedding day. Words cannot express my thankfulness. This wedding will truly be a mix of BOTH of our favorite people. We are blessed.
(all photos personal and created by Mr. Sword)
The most interesting thing to me about these charts is the fact that Mr. Sword does not use a period when he writes Mr. Sword (like I do and just did, twice). It’s a simple difference based on whether or not you’re using American or British usage, but it’s funny the things you learn about the person you love after years of being together.
I feel bad closing this blog post without a few words from Mr. Sword, so I’ve taken the liberty to write out what I’m guessing he would have wanted to share with all of you.
Cheers* mate! It’s Baltic outside right now! I’m well chuffed to be guest blogging today for my lovely fiancée, Miss Sword. I hope you’ve enjoyed the charts and graphs I was
forced asked to make. Unfortunately, I’m pretty knackered from all my travelling and I have to fill up my car with petrol and load the boot. Thanks for having me on Weddingbee, Aye! xx
Translation: (And yes, I know I put in some random crap he would never say on here, but it makes me laugh.) Hey friend! It’s freezing outside right now! I’m very happy to be guest blogging today for my sexy fiancée, Miss Sword. I hope you’ve enjoyed the charts and graphs I was
begged asked to make (because she had no clue how to make them). Unfortunately, I’m really tired from all of my traveling and I have to fill up the car with gas and load the trunk. Thanks for having me on Weddingbee, yeah! hugshugs
Did you or will you have a higher percentage of in-state guests attend your wedding versus out-of-state or out-of-country guests? Are you pumped for having all of your favorite people in one room like we are? Didn’t Mr. Sword write a sweet blog post?
*Before someone from the UK corrects me, yes I know the word “cheers” is normally used as a goodbye or a thank you, but I looked it up, it can be a greeting or a hello as well!