Advice greatly appreciated! Destination wedding + small reception???

posted 2 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
675 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

teenahh: congratulations on your engagement! My brother got married at a resort in Punta Cana in 2008 and when they returned home, they had a party for the friends and family who couldn’t make it. I got married last month, also Punta Cana, but at a different resort. DH and I didn’t have a party on our return, just didn’t feel like going through all the trouble of planning one. 

You’re correct, it’s much easier to get legally married before you go to Mexico and then have a symbolic ceremony there. All we had to do was get a license from our local City Hall and then have an officiant come to our home and do the paperwork.

I’m in the GTA too and can give you lots of info on planning your DW so feel free to PM me if you like:)


Post # 4
1928 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think that sounds wonderful.  A friend of mine did the exact reverse.  She had a small ceremony/brunch for family & friends in our town, and then is inviting a much larger group to Mexico with her for her DW.  I wasn’t invited to the ceremony, but was invited to the DW, and I was kinda offended.  The way you are proposing does not sound offensive at all!

Post # 5
102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

What you’re doing / talking about is pretty standard with DW’s!  Do your thing, it’s YOUR wedding!  🙂

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