(Closed) Destination Dumb Question

posted 8 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
484 posts
Helper bee

I paid $700 in baggage fees, reduced from $1200 because I was sobbing at the check in counter and my fiance confused them enough to make them forget about a bag they weighed. That how I got it there – I’d love to hear how more sane, normal brides do it!

Post # 4
2889 posts
Sugar bee

I’m having a destination at home wedding so I ordered somethings online and had them delivered to a family member’s house and brought other things in my luggage. I also realize there are limitations to having a wedding so far away from where you live and am crafting less.

My friend is having a Jamacian destiantion wedding and she’s limiting what she needs to bring, really, how much decorating do you need when you are on a tropical island anyway?

Post # 5
1060 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu

shipping it all beforehand and having a family member stick it in storage for a year! or if you don’t have friends/family at your location, some ask the wedding coordinator to hold everything.

Post # 6
3125 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I tried shipping, but it was WAY expensive – I limited all of the “stuff” we brought (example – I rented vases b/c there was no way to not smash them in route, and fit them in for that matter) and checked it as my 2nd bag and hubby’s 2nd bag.  Saved us hundreds of dollars.  It was a PAIN though – if it wasn’t $ to ship, we would have and left our stuff with the DOC. Then b/c we knew another couple marrying there, we left all our decorations with the DOC, haha.  No WAY I was carting that back.

Post # 7
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We are having a destination wedding in June and we are having some of the couples share a personal carry on bag (like our parents and married siblings) so they can carry on an extra suitcase of decorations etc. for us.  It works well for us because we’re all flying out of the same airport otherwise I don’t know what we would do!

Post # 8
916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna

We are dividing the load between family members.  We will probably end up paying for 2 or 3 suitcases to check for the larger stuff.  Your allowed to have your purse in addition to carry on’s so make sure the ladies in your family carry BIG purses.  hehe

Post # 9
7082 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I don’t think that’s a dumb question at all!

By The Way, at our Destination Wedding we drove everything to the site in 2 trucks.  (We had a lot of stuff)… but most people don’t have that luxury, since their Destination Wedding isn’t on the mainland!

Post # 10
1207 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Ours was a semi-destination as we lived in Chicago, but got married in Toledo, OH.  We have a Prius, and I knew all our stuff would fit, except, I forgot to add in the hubs brother who stayed with us the week before the wedding.  Now, most people would be like, no big deal one extra person and one extra bag.  NOT!!  My BIL is more of a girl than I am.  He stayed with us for 4 days and had 5 bags!  I am not kidding!  Plus he had a bunch of clothes on hangers too!  I couldn’t believe it.  I thought we were going to have to leave some stuff in Chicago and have the hubs pick it up in a few days!  Thankfully we fit everything in, but that was the MOST uncomfortable 4 hours of my life!  Haha….

Post # 11
168 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I wish I could DIY things but traveling with 2 toddlers on a 10 hr flight more than enough adventour for us.

Post # 12
19 posts
  • Wedding: July 2007

The sitiuation that aloweha encountered provides a prime reason to hire a destination wedding planner. The logistics of trying to co-ordinate vendors from a far plus the high cost of bringing/sending things to your destination just isn’t practical. 

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