As a guest, what logistics planning/activities do you expect at foreign wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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1040 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’m going to a friends wedding in Malaysia in November, and I don’t expect them to arrange anything for me. After all they’ll be bloody busy! I think it’s nice that you are setting up information for your guests but I don’t think you have any obligations beyond that. In this day and age they should all be well able to look online and figure this stuff out for themselves. 

Post # 5
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5204 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I would expect the wedding and a rehersal dinner or welcome party (can just be a casual beach gathering, but something to help me get to knwo other guests).  I would not expect for you to pay for a lot of excursions.  I would anticipate that you’d coordinate the logistics to give the geusts the opportutnity to stay in the same hotel, which would further accommodate people being able to hang out together.  

Post # 6
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571 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@havfrue:  

Gosh I wouldn’t expect my hosts to provide/arrange anything beyond the wedding ceremony and reception. Planning a wedding is crazy enough without having to be a travel bureau for every single guest! And I certainly wouldn’t expect the hosts to pay for my excursions!!

A welcome reception (cocktails is great) would be nice a day or two before the ceremony to get a chance to meet everyone before the wedding, but even that is not necessary. Since you have a website, you could list activities/attractions available in the area, car rental services, airport shuttle websites, accommodation information etc. These are adults and can make their own travel arrangements like they would for any other vacation. If you want to do a group outing somewhere, you could also say something like “The bride and groom are planning to visit __(attraction)__ on _(date)__. You are welcome to join them by calling ____ and making a reservation for the same tour.”

 

 

 

Post # 7
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451 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I think some kind of welcome dinner/cocktails as PP have mentioned would be nice, but not necessary. I wouldn’t expect anything beyond that, except for information! Especially things like how to get from the airport, good sight seeing/activities, etc.

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