(Closed) Destination Debate

posted 8 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
1854 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I think you will get many different answers here, and the bottom line is that you have to choose a path that’s right for you and your Fiance.

We had the small Destination Wedding, and would not have had it any other way. I wanted to relax, enjoy the time spent with my few guests, have something very intimate in a fantastic decor, and not have to worry about planning. This was the right formula for us and we have never, ever regretted not having the party – we didn’t even have a reception after coming back.

Talk to you Fiance, see what’s right for you.

Post # 4
3671 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

You could do the small intimate ceremony in the Bahamas then do the country chic party when you get back with all of your friends.  That’d be one way to compromise between the two.

Post # 5
2424 posts
Buzzing bee

If you feel the need to have a wedding, as in a more traditional one, then that’s your answer. It’s all about what you and your Fiance want. Just go with your gut. 

We’re having a destination wedding in Mexico and are completely happy with our decision. I never imagined myself having a big traditional wedding. It’s just not who I am. I’m a very private person and only want people who are very close to me to be there. 

One other factor in our decision was that our families live in different parts of the country. It didn’t seem fair to make only one side travel. We wouldn’t have opted for a Destination Wedding if travel was the only factor. It just helped us make up our mind. 

Also, like one of the previous posters, I liked that there wasn’t as much planning involved in a Destination Wedding resort wedding. I don’t care about all the little things, I just want to get married. 

Post # 6
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ll share the other side.  I would have been so unhappy with a Destination Wedding.  My wedding is basically the most important event in my life to date (I know there will be others but it is currently the top) and I can’t imagine not having shared that with my family and friends.  Darling Husband and I both value family very highly and his family is medium sized while mine is quite large.  We would have had to exclude a ton of these people for a Destination Wedding and that would be before even counting any friends into the guest list.

Having the ability to share the day with these people was more important to us than the beautiful local that a destination wedding provides.  And we also weren’t looking for small and initmate (not that our ceremony wasn’t intimate – there were just more people viewing it).

Ultimately you and your Fiance just need to decide what you priorities for the type of event are and that will point you in one direction or the other.

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