(Closed) How many Encores are doing a destination wedding?

posted 8 years ago in Encore
  • poll: If you're an encore bride (or marrying an encore groom) are you having a destination wedding?
    Yes..and here's what we'll do (explain) : (14 votes)
    82 %
    No...and here's what we're doing (also explain) : (3 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2010

    Do I count as an encore even though I’ve never been married?  My family and everyone are teasing and calling me the run away bride lol… but err I am getting married about an hour a way at a quaint and romantic bed and breakfast, but it’s a full 6 hours away from my entire family.

    Post # 4
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    If you count getting married in the next town over and 99% of our guests coming in from out of town, then yes, we are having a destination wedding. Our venue is a B & B, so we will be staying over for a couple of nights and hope to do some touristy things while we are there.

    Post # 5
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2010

    @noritake: ours is the same! i am thinking perhaps i should arrange some tours or something for guests to take advantage of and perhaps even an excursion to new orleans (about two hours away) so that everyone can explore the French Quarter. I suppose it depends on what time everyone will arive the Wednesday before the wedding or if they are thinking of arriving that evening and how long they are staying afterwards.

    Post # 6
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I am going to get some brochures and maps to put in a guest bag to be given at the reception. I am hoping we won’t have to entertain too much when they are here. I am being quite selfish, but even though we will be together for almost 11 years when we get married, I want to spend time as a newlywed for the first couple of days.

    I am not going to arrange anything because if I do and they don’t take advantage of it, I don’t want us to be liable for any costs involved. I do think pointing them in the right direction though would be helpful. Seattle is about an hour away from us and their is lots to do there and then there is always Mt. Rainier and the hiking for the younger crowd.

    Post # 7
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2010

    @nori: what a great idea! i’m not sure if they are going to plan to stay the weekend or not, we’re getting married on a thursday, i was thinking of doing oot guest bags for them and maybe have some local delicacies in there for them (pecan candies) so they can sample the local flavor. i totally agree with you on the costs etc. I think perhaps I’ll get some brochures from the tourist center here and that should be decent enough?

    Post # 8
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    lol, we are getting married on a Thursday too!!!

    I think that is the best thing to do; re: brochures. We are also going to be putting in some Seattle delights in our bags. Like Seattle’s Best coffee and some other stuff I haven’t decided on yet. I think brochures and maps would be decent enough, and it would give them an opportunity to pick what they feel comfortable doing; rather than having something forced on them.

    @bellenga; nice to see you backSmile

    Post # 9
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2010

    @noritake: how crazy is that?! lol!! i am actually going to ask M’s cousin to make the pecan candies for them and I am sure they will devour them lol! let’s hope I don’t since I have a very form fitting dress to fit in lmao!!!  I have no idea if my guests will want to stay the entire weekend because the next day is nye.  the coffee is a wonderful idea as well, everyone here loves community coffee so maybe i’ll go that route…

    Post # 11
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    Getting married on the beach in Maui in 25 days.  It’s just the two of us.  THis time it’s about us not the ceremony, the reception, the flowers or the family.  I think it’s going to be very special and memorable.

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We’re having a semi-destination wedding.  No flying required but it’s about 1 and a half hours away at the beach.  And we’re doing OOT beach bag favors for everyone w/ brochures, maps, fliers and snacks.

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We were planning a Sedona wedding – which would have been destination for everyone. Now we are planning an elopement, but haven’t decided where yet. FI has vetoed Las Vegas, but we are considering Cozumel (our original honeymoon plan), Hawaii, or ???

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    We had sort of an involuntary destination wedding.  Because we are a same-sex couple, we couldn’t get married in our local area, and had to travel to Massachusetts.

    Post # 15
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2010

    @AZ: cozumel or hawaii sound lovely!!

    @2d: that bites that y’all had to travel just to get married it really irks me but that’s another subject for another board i suppose, i am glad y’all are happily married now!

    Post # 16
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    We’re going to Puerto Rico for ours.  On the beach, then reception in our home town of Bayamon.

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