(Closed) Are you getting married where you live?

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Where are you getting married?
    Close to where you or your FI live : (71 votes)
    54 %
    Close to you or your FI's home town : (37 votes)
    28 %
    Destination wedding (vacation spot) : (12 votes)
    9 %
    Other : (12 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    5154 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Hi!

    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
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    7779 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I voted other, because it’s our hometown AND where we live.

    Post # 6
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    2280 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    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
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    169 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    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
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    5263 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    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
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    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
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    937 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    we’re getting married about 10mins around the corner 🙂

    Post # 11
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    877 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    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
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    1046 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    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
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    2058 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    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 Wink

    Post # 14
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    247 posts
    Helper bee
    • 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
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    It’s where we live AND our hometown!

    Post # 16
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    228 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    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!

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