Post # 1
How is everyone planning to communicate with your family and guests abroad? (as well as vendors, planner, etc). Or, if you’ve had a destination wedding, what worked best? I read a lot about viber. etc (but have never used it). I was also thinking of trying to rent a local mobile phone and give the number out, but that would work mainly for my local wedding planner and local vendors. I may also pay for internet data on my phone to be activated abroad – verizon offers a global service for a flat fee…..
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church
I didn’t have a destination wedding, but when I lived in Ghana for a few months for two summers, I just got a local phone with a local SIM and used it. Cheap and easy.
Post # 4
Our son is going to Europe for a month next summer with his school but sprint charges an arm and a leg for international service. I picked up a phone and a prepaid European sim card on eBay for less than $50.
Post # 5
I use “WhatsApp” for free texting to keep in contact with my (now) SIL while I was helping plan her wedding to my brother and she was living in another country. It works on iphone and android phones. I think you just need internet access or cell service to use it, so you could put it on a prepaid phone so you don’t rack up texting charges.
Post # 6
- Wedding: November 2014 - Philadelphia, PA
@mandika: I’ve used WhatsApp and Viber while studying abroad or communicating with family that’s abroad. You can also FaceTime for free on a iPhone as long as you’re connecting to WiFi.
Post # 7
Thanks everyone! I should have clarified that me, my friends and family are all coming from the US to Panama for the wedding weekend – and none of us are local – so I was wondering how you and all your guests in maybe a similar destination wedding situation communivcated with each other. It sounds like so far, texting and internet connection are important…