(Closed) Calling all Destination Wedding Bees!!!!!!!!

posted 7 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 197
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

We are getting married in the Mayan Riviera early 2015, still narrowing down a date and a location. Looking into getting married at an off resort site, just waiting on emails back and looking into different budgets! Fingers crossed it all works out 🙂

Post # 198
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

@Love_That_Never_Ends Yes, I used a travel agent.  (Local, Bay Area one) Although I’m not sure I would recommend her…

 

However, I am very glad to not have to deal with the stress of the room block and getting guests to book their rooms.

Post # 199
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Newbee

We are getting married August 26,2014 in Maui Hawaii. Cant wait!!

Post # 200
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111 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Getting married November 12th in punta Cana 🙂

Post # 200
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Newbee

I recently received an invitation to another “destination wedding,” this time in Hawaii. I have never attended one, and I don’t intend to start now. There are two problems with attending a destination wedding. First, how do I explain to the couples whose destination weddings I did not attend why I did not attend theirs, if I choose to go to this one. And second, if I attend all the destination weddings I’m invited to, I forfeit the right to decide where I spend my vacation money this year. I suspect that many destination weddings are purposely designed to cut down on the number of attendees.

Post # 201
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

MisterManners:  not sure why you’d use this particular thread to speak out against destination weddings, seeing as everyone in this thread is having one/had one.

with that said, you’re an adult so you don’t need to justify yourself to ANYONE about why you attended one wedding and didn’t attend another, destination or not. you don’t forfeit the right to decide where to spend your vacation money… if you want to spend it on a vacation that isn’t this destination wedding in hawaii, that is your very real right! spend your money however you’d like. if going to hawaii and attending a destination wedding doesn’t appeal to you then no worries whatsoever!!! you’re an adult and this is a choice you’re welcome to make.

destination weddings can be chosen for many reasons… sometimes, yes, that is designed to cut down on attendees. i can’t imagine a universe where that offends me. just as you have a right to rsvp however you like, couples have a right to have the wedding that works best for them.

Post # 202
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I had guests from 3 countries , So it was better have all my family and friends in the same hotel , Since a lot of people was traveling.

Riviera Maya. 23-november-2013

 

Post # 203
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Newbee

This discussion seems to have taken on a life of its own. Now, many posters are arguing about the pros and cons of destination weddings. I guess that’s okay. But, I’m not in that fight. I was responding to one person who complained that, although she grew up in the town in Texas where her parents live, she decided to get married in a different state, Iowa. She was troubled that her parents were not coming to the wedding. My comments amounted to this: Move Mohammed to the mountain, and don’t expect the mountain to move to Mohammed. I referenced what is traditional. That is this: The parents of the bride traditionally pay for the wedding, and in those cases the wedding is traditionally held in the same town where the parents live, and where the bride grew up. That is not an outdated tradition, it fact, it is the case in most traditional weddings. A number of you (if not all of you) have cited examples where neither the bride nor her parents live where she grew up, or where the parents are not paying for the wedding, or any number of other scenarios. But none of those apply to the bride who orginally posted, and to whom I was replying. Here’s an olive branch to all of you who are incensed that I might refer to what is traditional. If your parents don’t live in the town where you grew up, and where most of your family friends live, or if the bride and groom are paying for the wedding themselves, then knock yourself out. Throw a dart at the map, or get married on the black sands of Hawaii, or on top of Pike’s Peak, or on some remote island in the Caribbean. Have fun with it. But, be aware that not as many co-workers, friends of the bride’s and groom’s parents, older family members, etc. will be able to attend. Do the math.

Post # 204
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

MisterManners:  “This discussion seems to have taken on a life of its own.”

I’d hardly call two posts in reply to yours ‘a life of its own’

“I was responding to one person who complained that, although she grew up in the town in Texas where her parents live, she decided to get married in a different state, Iowa.”

It becomes really confusing when you post a reply on one thread which has nothing directly to do with another thread. maybe you should have replied in the thread you referenced. http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/parents-refuse-to-go-to-wedding/#axzz34xA8Oleh

But, be aware that not as many co-workers, friends of the bride’s and groom’s parents, older family members, etc. will be able to attend. Do the math.”

<br />I’m sure that every bride that has posted on THIS thread is well aware of this and has considered it in their decision. <br />

And, it’s generally not helpful to dredge up 1 and 2 year old threads to ‘offer advice’ as the original poster has likely figured out whatever they are asking advice about already. 

Post # 205
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: Dreams Resort and Spa, Puerto Aventuras, Mexico

December 21, 2014 at Dreams Resort in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico. I can’t wait!

Post # 206
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Newbee

emstar168:  Sorry. Sometimes technology causes me problems. I did not intend to “dredge up” an old post, although I am sure that the original posters question is just as valid today as it was then. You seem to think that I first came to this website, and then went searching through the archives to find this post. However, that is not the case at all. I came across the original posting while doing an Internet search, and that led me here to this website. I created an account and offered a response, which you obviously did not like. That’s fair. I didn’t expect everyone to agree with me, nor should you. I would hope that most people who post their questions on this website are not just looking for advice for themselves, but are posting a question that they hope will apply to many others in the future. Therefore, it shouldn’t matter if the question was two years old or ten years old. For many years, brides-to-be have gone to their parent’s library and pulled down a copy of one of several books on wedding etiquette. The advice offered in those trusty old tomes was originally written well over a decade ago. However, you can rest assured that it has never occurred to the writers and publishers of etiquette books that their advice might be “dated” two years later. If they did, those books would have never been printed in the first place.

Post # 207
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1772 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Sonoma on July 13, 2014 with separate bachelor parties in SF/Napa beforehand at the insistence of our bridal parties and friends.  So so excited!

Post # 208
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554 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

We are getting married in a little less than 3 weeks at the Moon Palace in the Riviera Maya, Mexico.  Can’t wait! 

Post # 209
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Wannabee

I am getting married 11/30/2015 in Las Vegas! Sooo much less stress and anxiety with a wedding in Vegas! So so so so so so excited!!

Post # 210
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We’re getting married in Vancouver in 7 days! Just can’t wait!!

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