what would you choose?

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: help choose wedding and honeymoon
    Elope, just us two in an exotic location? : (34 votes)
    47 %
    Non classy wedding and honeymoon for 5-6 days in the caribbean somewhere no more than 6 hr flight : (20 votes)
    28 %
    Have wedding for 10k or less and go to universal studios in Florida : (14 votes)
    19 %
    non of above and gfive alternate suggestion : (4 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    842 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Latrise:  I say focus on the wedding and worry less about the honeymoon location. You only get to do the wedding once, and a honeymoon is really just vacation by another name. You guys will have fun no matter where you honeymoon, and you’ll have a whole lifetime for other more exotic locations. 

    Post # 4
    Hostess
    7630 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    It really depends on what’s most important to you – the wedding or traveling. Also, you didn’t mention if having your family and friends there was important to you. If they’re not that important I would have a lavish elopment. 

     

    Post # 5
    Member
    3538 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Why not have a small (less than 90), classy wedding + honeymoon?

    Post # 7
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    2962 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Why not have an intimate DW with just immediate fam or really close friends who can make it? There’s your weddingmoon! And then come back and have a restaurant reception with other close family members who couldnt make it to the wedding.

    Post # 11
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    179 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Latrise:  what exactly do you consider classy vs. not. I had an amazing wedding with 200 guests at an incredible venue for about 13k, so it can definitely be done with 10k for 90 guests.

    Post # 12
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    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Who don’t you have a cake+punch reception, or a desserts-only evening reception?

    Both are pretty classy, and SUPER cheap! Then you could still have your awesome honeymoon!

    Post # 14
    Hostess
    9903 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I’d elope if the honeymoon is that important to you.

    Post # 15
    Member
    351 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I’m not sure if you’ve checked out cheapcarribean.com , but you can definitely find all inclusive honeymoons to the carribean (including airfare) for under $2000 per couple. 

    It sounds like having a wedding (not eloping) is pretty important so that your friends and family can attend. You can DEFINTELY have a nice wedding for $10k in Alabama. You just have to look for deals. Buy a used dress, go to sample sales, find a venue that lets you bring your own alcohol, etc. Weddingbee and weddingwire will be your best resources for finding reasonable vendors in your area. 

    Post # 16
    Hostess
    4941 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @Latrise: DH and I decided to elope and it was the best choice that we had made. We had a big wedding planned for August, but decided to scrap it and elope on the coast! This allowed us to actually have a honeymoon (which we wouldn’t have been able to do) and make the ceremony even more intimate and romantic. We would have made the same choice a million times over. 

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