Destination Wedding Venue Decisions

posted 2 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 2
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

LoloF8:  To be perfectly honest, the esthetics of the actual wedding venue were pretty important to me when we were searching for a place to have our DW. Of course looks had to be balanced with cost, ease of access, food quality, etc., but I couldn’t help thinking that if family and friends were going to travel half way around the world for a wedding, it had better be to a place worth remembering!

That said, I think it depends on a lot of factors. How far will the majority of your guests be traveling? If it’s a long haul, I would probably be more concerned with the surroundings. Can you try to get a feel for how many will be in attendance? And how flexible is your budget? Are there other areas you could cut back on? The prettier venue might require less decoration or allow for cheaper florals, for example.

If you like you could also post pictures of the two venues here and get some input on how much of a difference others see. Best of luck to you!

Post # 4
261 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Option 1 is breathtaking! 


I had a destination wedding in Florida as well. We had a food/bev minimum as well, which was very stressful. In the end we planned for about 80 guests and ended up with somewhere around 115! I was totally surprised but it was all worth it.


keep in mind with a destination wedding, you should also take into consideration the hotel/grounds where people will be staying. the actual wedding is just one event of a whole weekend! 🙂

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