Pros and Cons of an intimate destination wedding?

posted 4 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
2535 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Having a dolphin as a Best Man would win me right away ;P

I think thie elope-y wedding sounds lovely, intimate, and relatively stress-less. That would be my choice, but I am also a person who wishes we could elope (FI is adament about a big wedding, sigh)!

Post # 4
900 posts
Busy bee

The only thing that was holding me back from a destination wedding was the fact that my parents couldn’t come, if that isn’t a big deal then I would say go for it! It’s a wedding and honeymoon in one and you can focus on each other rather than the stress that comes with a wedding and trying to please everyone.

Post # 5
267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Personally, I am WAY more inclined toward a DW. Less stress, and it is smaller than a blowout hometown wedding so you don’t have to worry about a million people there that you don’t even know! The biggest con for me is the possibility of distant friends and relatives getting upset or angry when they aren’t invited. But with a DW, the only people you have to worry about being there are the people who care about you enough to come!

Post # 6
84 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

“-he can have a dolphin as his best man”


this alone is more than enough reason to do a DW. LOL 🙂


we are doing a DW in maui first week of March 2014.

no reception(i dont care for one), just us 2, our daughter and parents from both sides.

simple easy and done! 🙂

Post # 7
3 posts
  • Wedding: April 2014

Getting married in Cancun, but whats the difference in symbolic an lagal marriage?


Post # 8
300 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@ponderosa13:  Symbolic ceremony, it’s not legal. It’s a wedding, but you don’t get a legal binding paper with it. 

Legal, you sign the paper work that makes you “man & wife, or wife & wife, or man & man”

Post # 9
300 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I had a small wedding in Paris, and honestly, I am so happy I did. 

It was either Paris, or back in Toronto at the Ritz which would of set us back like 100k and we would of spent it with people we didn’t ‘love’. 

The most important people came to Paris, and I did it all for less than 20k

Post # 10
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@SonjaFunnell:  Have you decided or narrowed down to where? And your family/friends would definitely not go?

We had a “first look” even though we spent the night prior together =) DH hadn’t seen me in my dress/hair/makeup so it still felt like a first look!

We love an adventure so having a tropical DW meant we’d have a wonderful memory for the rest of our lives!

Post # 11
6751 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m doing a tropical DW – and I’m inviting a bunch of people and a lot of them are coming. It hurts me to know though that I can’t invite everyone or that not everyone I invite will be able to make it, but my DW will be so different and unique and exactly what I want, that I know in the end I’ll be happy. Those people can celebrate with me another time.

Post # 12
396 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

you can personalize all you want and even bring stuff over. and usually the wedding package includes a dinner after. and you can always get ready in seperate rooms. also ur dress is uaually free. and photographers are any where from 500-2000.  and not rlly stressful cuz you meet with them when you get there. I think having a DW is cheaper for the couple and keas stressful. you should look into it more

Post # 13
5 posts
  • Wedding: July 2014









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