Post # 1
Is anybody in the same boat that I might be in?
We’re trying to figure out where to make it legal!
But for all of our guests (except for T’s parents) any place will be a destination wedding lol!
Our area/region is beautiful and blessed with alot of diversity. We have wineries and the mountains less than an hour away. World class restaurants and exciting attractions. To us it’s fun, but it’s home. To everybody else, it’s hotlanta baby!
So even if we’re gonna have it here, we plan on morphing our in town wedding into a destination wedding!
Anybody gonna try that?
Post # 3
Am I the only one that thinks y’all need to get married at the place you just got back from? You seemed like you loved it so much and you know how pretty it is down on the Gulf in FL. 🙂
Post # 4
Thanks Kate! I love that place too! It’s gorgeous.
I have no clue where we’re gonna do it. One second I think this area b/c of my friends and contacts I can use to pull off a great event and then the next second I want a key west wedding, or a puerto rico wedding, or at Atlantis/One n Only Ocean Club yanno?
I am flippant. Damn flippant.
He should be glad I’m getting this stuff out of my system now before the formal engagement begins because that’s when we have to make a decision!
Post # 5
We are also having a short of destination wedding. My family is from Buffalo and his is from Boston. We live in Philadelphia, and most of our family have never been. We want our guest to consider it a mini vacation, and am trying to make it an eventful weekend. We are incorporating a travel like itinerary with the save the dates, and will be inviting everyone to the RD (just a BBQ in the park) Good luck!
Post # 6
We are! It is a destination/vacation for everyone but us, but we will get a honeymoon right afterwards, so its cool. His family is in the midwest and just wants to go somewhere warm in March. My grandparents live an hour away and can’t fly, so we went for it. I’m looking forward to starting bachelor/bachelorette at a spring training ball game!
Post # 7
Mine is a destination wedding for everyone but my parents and my college friends.. it’s even a destination wedding for me! I moved to KY to live with FI, but we’re getting married in Atlanta.. and all of his family is from TN, and my family is from all over (seriously…) so it should be a super-fun destination-y event.
Post # 8
- Wedding: May 2018 - Hotel Vitale
About 80-85% of our wedding guests were from out of town. I was super surprised that a lot of guests made a huge weekend out of it- a few went to Napa, Big Sur, etc.
I think everyone had a great time!!
Post # 9
100% of our guests are from out of town. My FH and I have started a life in wine country California and can’t wait to introduce our wedding guests to it. We’ve got a great site for the wedding that will introduce/explain wine making & the OOT bags will hopefully fill them in on the rest. I think they’ll have a great time. (*crosses fingers)
Post # 10
Most of our guests are OOTers. We are getting married in Sedona which is 1 1/2 hours away. Little did I know until I started planning that people come from all over the world to get married there! It will be fun and while its not the most obvious vacation for New Englanders, everyone should see it in their lifetime. We went to the Chamber of Commerce for visitor guides & maps to put in the OOT bags and we’ll put a tom of info on pur website. If you can make it a great getaway for your guests as well as your wedding weekend, why not? It will just be that much more memorable for them!
Post # 11
@arizonabride- Sedona is so amazing. I like to go down there once a month and just hang out and take in the views. It’s my “happy place.” We thought about getting married there or in Oak Creek Canyon, but we ended up finding an great venue in Flag.
Post # 12
Destination Wedding for everyone but us!
We moved to Northern California from Boston 2 years ago. MR. Wine-Oh from Colorado and I am from Rhode Island. No one lives out there but us.
When trying to plan a wedding – the logisitics on where was driving me crazy. Having a wedding back home – would be out of the question – since it would turn into a 300+ Italian wedding that would not only be past the budget it would make his 9 personal family feel left out.
SO we decided what better way to show our family where we now live and have built a home – but a destination just 1 hour away in Napa.
People are making a 3 day weekend out of it and we decided to host the wedding on Sunday so we can go wine tasting with our guests on Saturday.
It took alot to understand that not everyone would be able to afford it. But in order to have an intimate amazing wedding – we were able to spend more than 6 hours of our nearest and dearest in our new home state and force people to take a breather and make a mini-vacation.
Post # 13
I think ours would probably be considered a destination wedding by most standards even though it will be in our hometown. 90% of the family will have to travel as well as 60% of our friends. Luckily we live in a beautiful city with tons of things to do.
Post # 14
Ours is a destination wedding for my side. All my family and parents friends will be traveling from the US (mostly Wisconsin). They are all really excited about coming to France. We also have some friends from different countries that will be coming, but most of them have lived in Paris in the past so it’s not really a new destination for them.
Post # 15
Our wedding will be a destination wedding for the majority of our guests – maybe 90%. We actually grew up in the same town in the Philadelphia suburbs, where most of our friends and family still live. However, we’ll be getting married in North Carolina, where we live and I go to grad school.
We decided to get married here for a few reasons –
(1) We’ll get more bang for our wedding buck in NC as compared with Philadelphia.
(2) The available venues in our town here are much more “us” than our options at home.
(3) We’re doing the bulk of planning on our own, and weren’t comfortable with the amount of traveling required to plan a wedding at home. (All those flights = money we could be spending on the wedding. The alternative – driving home on 95 – is painful!)
(4) He won’t have to take off as much time during the planning stage / in the week before the wedding = more time off for our honeymoon!
To accommodate our traveling guests, we’re having a Saturday evening wedding. We’re also planning on some sort of welcome event on Friday night for those coming in earlier. I’m also hoping to do OOT bags with some sweet swag for our traveling friends & family!
Post # 16
- Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union
Mine is a destination for us and about a 3 hour destination for most of the guests. I’ve used it as an excuse to book two destination-oriented vendors (major guilt-inducing splurges), because well, it’s still cheaper than getting married in DC!
I like the idea of everyone being in Bloomington for the whole weekend. It’s a great town and even better in the summers. It’ll be interesting.