Post # 1
Okay so I’m wondering for those that are planning or have already had your DW where did you have it? My FI and I are considering it but we just got engaged so I’m doing some reserach on this.
I”m thinking the Carribean somewhere. He’s from Canada and I”m from DC metro area so just wondering how it was for you or what ideas you might have.
Post # 3
Congrats on your engagement! I’m planning a DW too! We live in Seattle and are getting married at a hotel on the beach in Honolulu. Our venue has a coordinator with a check list of things we have to do, so I must say that our wedding planning has been pretty smooth so far. (Knock on wood!!) There are also a ton of resources online and weddingbee has been pretty helpful as well. Good luck with all your planning!
Post # 4
@pollychai: Thank you!! I bet it will be beautiful! Do you know if you will have it just you and your FI or will there be close family and friends? Awesome thank you and good luck with yours too can’t wait to see the pics if you plan to post them later 🙂
Post # 5
@LilacandRoses: We will be having around 40-50 guests. We are still working on our invitations. I think the guest list is probably the hardest part of the wedding planning.
Post # 6
@pollychai: Okay so not too bad then and a nice turn out for sure. I know my FI mentioned he didn’t want 150 people just something smaller and intimiate like the DW and it would be less of a headache. I agree the guest list is the hardest part. I know my mom said if we do it the DW way and not local then I should not expect a huge turnout. So we’ll see but yeah the guest list will be hard at first.
Post # 7
Congratulations on your engagement!
I agonised for absolutely months over whether to have a home or away wedding. Eventually we decided on New York (we’re from England).
We’re the last of our friends to get married and everyone had the same style wedding i.e. church, country house hotel us etc. I am not saying that’s a bad thing but we wanted to be different. Plus my fiancé and I don’t really like being centre of attention so the idea of 100 + plus guests looking at us for the entire day terrified us.
Once we decided on a destination I found a stationer in the US who make really cool (I think) destination invitations. They’re called Hello! Lucky. We set-up our own website and filled it with information on when the wedding is, information for the day, hotels, flights and places of interest etc. The website also included a section so guests could RSVP. The web address was included on our invitations. We’ll also have gift bags placed in everyone’s hotel room for when they arrive filled with useful items like New York map, coupons for food places etc.
We invited 63 guests in total and up to now 36 have confirmed and are really excited. I was worried at first about the expense people would have to go too to come to our wedding but everyone is so excited and can’t wait – it’s constantly the talking point of our family occasions. Also, if you are special enough your guests will make the effort to save to make sure they can be there.
I still have my niggling doubts now and then, In moments like this I remind myself of the reasons for my choice in the first place, and look at other people New York wedding pictures a remind myself the day is going to be totally awesome.
Good luck deciding!!! x
Post # 8
We got married in West Palm Beach, FL. We wanted to get married on the beach and also not have to worry about the whole marriage certficate thing so it was perfect. We has 14 people attend.
Post # 9
I didn’t have a DW wedding, but I am a DW wedding photographer. I live in a resort area within the US, so 99% of my couples are coming here to have theri destination beach wedding.
Sending you a PM! 🙂