Planning Trips for destination weddings?

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

SeaRhapsody:  I think it’s definitely doable! I’m getting married in a different country and in the end I made two long weekend trips to our destination. The first was with my MoH, mostly to scope out venues, and the second was with my FI. We went together after having chosen a venue and done a TON of vendor research online. This allowed us to meet just one or two options for each vendor, make some decisions and pay some deposits on site. We also got to have a free tasting of our wedding menu 🙂 Since then keeping in touch and settling on details has been pretty easy, since we had a chance to meet in person first and talk about our expectations. So yes, I think one week is plenty of time, but I would definitely recommend doing your research first, so you’re not scrambling to find someone once you’re already there. Best of luck!

Post # 4
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90 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We are doing a destination wedding and made two trips – the first time to just scout things out and the next to meet with vendors.  A lot has been done remotely so we have never, say, met the lady who’s doing our cake, or tastes it for that matter.  We just have to trust!

Good luck!! 🙂

Post # 5
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539 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

SeaRhapsody:  I did not make any trips to my destination.  I get married in less than 3 weeks in Jamaica.  I trusted everything to the wedding planner.

That being said i think 1000 miles IS pretty far but doable.  I would try to consolidate trips as much as possible.

Post # 6
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141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

SeaRhapsody:  Hope it helps! And thank you, we’re getting married in Dublin, Ireland on August 17th. I’m American but my fiance and I are living in Poland now, so fortunately we were able to travel there fairly cheaply.

Post # 7
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132 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

SeaRhapsody:  I’m getting married overseas, and I’ve trusted everything to my wedding planner. My fiance and have never been to the city we’re getting married in. At first, it was kind of hard for me to think about not seeing/tasting anything before the big day, but now, I’m excited to be surprised along with my guests 🙂

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