Post # 1
With less then 4 months to go till my wedding, I am thinking about changing my 200 person wedding, to a destination wedding. I just cant get over how much this wedding is going to cost when most of the people going are individuals who I never see and wont talk to for years after the wedding…Sitting on the beach for a few days with those that I truely care about sounds really good right about now….
Post # 3
@julie0915: Totally not crazy! I feel the same way, too. So much headache for just one day!
Post # 4
Not at all. After some serious issues the other day, and yet another Bridesmaid or Best Man dropping out, I asked Fiance if it was too late to get what deposits back we can, refund deposits for plane tickets my family has paid and take it to Vegas. He was not opposed to the idea.
Alas, we’re sticking with our traditional, formal, service dinner reception and open bar, 200 invite list wedding.
Post # 5
I think most brides have a moment somewhere in the wedding process where they want to throw in the towel!
Post # 6
I am just at the point were I would rather take that money for the wedding and spend it on 4 fun days with the people that I care about…
Post # 7
not crazy at all!! Every now and then I dream of turning my 400 person wedding into a 40 person wedding…
Post # 8
i was really divided on this when we started planning. i have a previous broken engagement and that was a destination wedding. in the end we decided we couldnt ask all my family to pay plane tickets and travel again. so we’re getting married here in Glasgow. but as we started planning our day i totally fell in love with the idea of our families being there to share our moment. i think everyone gets pissed with planning. just think how special it will be on the day! chin up!x
Post # 9
Honestly if I had to do it again I would spring for immediate family on a criuise and have the captain marry us. Sounds perfect to me.
Post # 10
Funny thing is I AM HAVING a destination wedding for about 50 -75 ppl in Sri-Lanka, and even that is starting to panick me, costs for people flying there, worrying about them when they get there, how will I know if my makeup artist/photographer is up to scratch? etc…… – Sometimes, I just want ME/FI, our parents, brothers and best mates, and my nan, to bugger off somewhere amazing and have a wicked 4 day holiday, then me and Fiance bugger off on a 7* honey moon with what we would have saved – BUT then I think about the whole atmosphere of a good party after, my bridesmaids, his groomsmen ,the more ppl I think about, there is always someone important to me who I feel will miss out etc – Ergh, so confusing. I could not just do it, me and him……I am too close to my family to do that, I actually want the share my experience with them. BUT still, even the Destination Wedding for an intimate/medium group is conjuring up all these stresses.