Post # 1
Just curious, how many of you are getting married where you live? Or are you going back to your hometowns, or somewhere totally different?
DH and I got married where we live, in DC, because it’s home to us. We met here, have lived here for the past 5+ years, and a lot of our friends are here. DH moved around a lot as a kid so he doesn’t really identify with a home town. I still have immediate family in my home town (Boston) but not a lot of friends. All of our extended family live in various places anyway, so they would all have to travel no matter where we held the wedding. DC was a really obvious choice for us.
Did anyone else have a much harder time picking a location?
Post # 3
For us we got married on Mackinac Island (northern MI)…he is originally from up north about an hour from the island and I am from ‘down state’ about 4 hours from the island.
It was a happy medium!
Post # 4
I voted other, because it’s our hometown AND where we live.
Post # 5
@zippylef: Haha, DUH, I totally did not think of that option. Whoops!
Post # 6
Yup! The church (my home church) is just over the hill and visible from my parent’s house, where I’m living until we find a place. He’s currently living about fifteen minutes away from here. 🙂
Post # 7
I’m from the DC area originally (West Virginia, actually), but my FI is from Washington state (and we live near Seattle now). So… to not favor one side of the family over the other… we’re having ours in Las Vegas. 🙂
Post # 8
We chose a place close to where we live, not where our parents live. We don’t have any real attachment to our “hometown” area, but we adore our city.
Post # 9
i said other – its my alma mater – which is close to my hometown (little over an hour away) but far enough that its a semi-destination wedding for everyone…
Post # 10
we’re getting married about 10mins around the corner 🙂
Post # 11
We initially planned on having a wedding in the beautiful Rocky Moutains (Banff National Park), but after taking a trip there to meet with banquet managers and check out venues, we decided to just have it back where we live. With our budget, we could have only afforded to have about 80-100 guests in Banff vs 125-140 in our city. Plus we would have had to make more trips there to meet with other vendors and we weren’t sure if all of our guests would be able to make it to Banff. It would have been a beautiful wedding, but in the end, we really just wanted to celebrate with more of the people we love.
Post # 12
We’re getting maried in Seattle, which is where we both live. I grew up about 30 miles away and Seattle is the closest major city, so it’s very close to a hometown wedding. My fiance is from all over the place, so there’s no where we could have had the wedding where large numbers of his family wouldn’t have to travel.
Post # 13
FI and I live in Seattle and both of our parents live in CA. Our siblings live all over the US as do our friends….We wanted to have our wedding where we have built our home – Seattle it will be. Its pretty much a destination wedding considering 95% of our guests are from out of town
Post # 14
- Wedding: March 2011 - The Viceroy
I voted other because we are having a semi-destination wedding, as I like to call it. We had a really hard time deciding where to get married because a lot of people were going to have to travel no matter where it was. We finally decided to get married within easy driving distance so we can plan, but far away enough so it’ll be a destination for all. We live in LA, wedding in Palm Springs.
Post # 15
It’s where we live AND our hometown!
Post # 16
I am from Southern California, my FH is from Massachusetts and we are getting married in Jamaica! My grandparent’s own a villa in Jamaica and I have been vacationing there since I was a kid, I have taken my FH and his family there and they love it. When we got engaged, we started talking about where we should get married- I said LA and he said Boston! So we compromised and went with our favorite place- Jamaica!
Bonus- its so much cheaper than getting married in LA!