Post # 1
So, my Fiance and I have begun the wedding planning process three or four times now. Each time, we get flustered over cost and put everything aside. It is the second marriage for both of us and though neither of us really had a “wedding” the first go round, we are thinking about foregoing the big shindig altogether and just running off. So, my question to you lovely folks is:
Any suggestions for a destination wedding/elopement?
We will probably do informal invitations to immediate family and the closest of friends. Those that would like to and/or can afford to join us will be more than welcome. But we just want a lovely setting for us to go and get hitched and then perhaps have a small cookout/reception upon our return. And, of course, if you have any tips, pros/cons, or other helps tidbits for planning and executing this sort of thing, all is quite welcomed.
Post # 3
I’m renting a house in the Gulf Coast area with a private beach! I have a while, so I haven’t decided exactly where yet, but I have several options. I spent a lot of time looking on Home Away, narrowing down options, and making inquiries. Plus, it’s driving distance from me, and it wouldn’t be too far from you either.
Post # 4
If you are looking for tropical I have seen people get married on cruise ships and hawaii. We are planning a hawaii wedding although flights can be cost some money. I have had friends take a few people with them to flordia and a couple of my friends went and eloped in Maine. I would choose somewhere you both enjoy going and go.
Post # 5
We’re working with two options 1) renting a house in Key Largo for some of his family to stay at and getting married on a beach and a small get together after or 2) screw it and go to the Caymans by ourselves and dive all week. These two destinations mean something to us, that’s why we’ve picked them.
I did some initial number crunching yesterday and I still have heart palpitations!!
I there a place that means something to you both?
By The Way….this will be encores for us as well.
Post # 6
@decker423m: how about a short cruise/ cruise wedding?
Post # 7
@decker423m: i think the first thing you need to do is imagine what kind of scenery you imagine at your wedding. so many people think Destination Wedding = tropical beach (including me haha) but there are so many options
1)so think, you + fi + ….. mountains/lake/beach/sun/snow/cruise/city to get an idea of the sort of area you should be looking at.
2)then kind of venue you fancy…. cabin, renting a house, boutique hotel, big all inclusive hotel, golf club, beach club etc and so forth. do you want an outdoor or indoor wedding? also….religious or not? if its a hotel – adults only or family friendly
3) time of year/weather.
-a LOT of tropical destinations have some kind of monsoon/hurricane season. cancelling your wedding because of a hurricane would suck
– also things like spring break/half term where younger people or people with families are more likely. not saying theyre a bad thing, depends if you want them around
i think the best destination wedding website is great, but its geared towards resort weddings as thats what most of the ladies on there are doing
i also love mexico, which is where im getting married BUT its one of the more complicated countries for legal weddings, with the blood work etc. so find out what kind of requirements each country has