We are planning a Sunday afternoon wedding in Duluth, MN in August 2017. All of our guests will be traveling either 2-3 hours by car from other parts of MN or flying in from around the country. It's essentially a destination wedding in my mind. The hotel rooms in the area range from $150 - $200 (this includes our wedding block). Some guests will be spending around $50 in gas to drive to the wedding and back the same day. Some guests will be spending $200 with gas and a hotel room. Others will be spending up to $1000 to fly in, potentially rent a car, and stay in a hotel.
My questions: Are we asking too much of people, financially? Should we expect a lower-than-average attendance rate? If we want 120 people in attendance, how many should we invite given our circumstances?
We aren't registered for gifts, but have put together a Honeyfund site in case people who can't afford the trip want to give us something toward our honeymoon. Maybe we shouldn't even do this.