(Closed) Cheap Destination Wedding

posted 6 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
514 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Do you know where you want to elope? And how many you would want to invite. Those make a huge difference. Say you invite only your closest friends and family and its 20 people. Thats a huge difference to 100 people. Also, where you are located makes a difference. And what type of budget are you working with?

Post # 4
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I don’t know how much you want to spend, BUT,

we are getting married in St.Thomas and we booked a 90 person catamaran for a shipwreck snorkel and sunset cruise. It includes appetizer/light foods and open bar for 3 hours. Cost = 6k.

I think you could totally get married on a boat and have drinks/foods and it would be beautiful. or have the boat take you to a deserted beach and have someone marry you there. you’d have to bring some flowers and wear a white dress, but getting married on a private island then doing a cruise would be a wonderful, low-key, low-stress way to be married.

Post # 5
6123 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@BruderLove:  I understand you want to save money, but the idea of “come if you want to, pay for your own meal too” idea is not that great of a concept for a wedding!


If you invite them, then you should thank/host them with some food at least.  Doesn’t have to be prime rib and lobster either!  So you have to make it clear in your head whether or not you’re inviting people or not first and foremost.




So basically you want to know where you can go for a cheap vacation and get married on vacation?  Also somewhere that has a cheap place to eat/feed a few people?


How much are you willing to spend ?


Sounds like you’d want to stay somewhat close or at least a driving distance as flights and car rentals can really eat up your budget costs. 


So ideas for the Pacific NW?  Have you been to Orcas Island?  You actually have TONS of gorgeous options up there in WA.




Post # 6
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

oh that’s true!!! there’s GORGEOUS places in washington state!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! why not get married in a park by the water and have a potluck??

Post # 11
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I think your idea sounds perfect. If you don’t want it to be “too informal” you could  do some other neat things my friends have done …

1) Hire a caricature artist and have them ‘draw’ in the guest book (guests sign and leave a note under their ‘likeness’ – if you have any kind of art school nearby, this is well worth doing and very unique

2) Focus on lighting and small touches. You could find awesome things on etsy, but you could also just spend some time on ebay (or go to Michaels or Walmart) and pick up some lanterns and some flameless candles and do some centerpieces.

3) Look up “farmhouse” and “picnic weddings” on pinterest

4) Mismatch glassware but have some heavy goblets. Even if you do just a ‘gingerale punch with fruit in it’ this will make things look more fancy

5) Do flowers with lots of greenery and be minimal everywhere else.


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