(Closed) Destination location ISSUES

posted 5 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

How destination are you going? Is there an area around you that would work? 

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

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cschmidt:  We are having ours at a resort and we’re not spending more than 7k! Any reason you don’t want to do it at a resort? They mostly have really good wedding packages, it’s all-inclusive and everything gets set up and organized for you. It’s a really good deal imo and there are many very gorgeous locations! 🙂 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

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cschmidt:  What part of the country are you in? You said US territory – are you opposed to continental US? Lots of beaches on both coasts to choose from. Let us know where you live (or which coast is closer) and we can make more informed suggestions.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Maui

We are getting married at the Royal Lahaina Resort in Maui its costing around $10,000. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

If privacy is the major concern, have you considered somewhere other than a beach? Mountain, lake, etc.?

We got married in Florida (at a museum that was open to the public), and we were intially looking for a domestic honeymoon location with a beach and a bit of privacy. Nope, not happening—they were all super expensive.

Or if you’re really set on a beach, does it have to be a *warm* beach? My cousin got married in Cape Cod last October and the beach was pretty much deserted, but that’s because it wasn’t really beach weather.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

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hopfenn:  Where is this magical $7k resort??? I want to get married there!

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

There is no need to travel to a destination. Have a local wedding and only invite those 40 people. 

If anyone tells you that extra people should be invited, say “No, it’s a small wedding”. If they are rude enought to insist, say “Sorry, it’s not your wedding and you’re not paying, so it’s not your decision”.

Learning that simple word “no” will save you many thousands of dollars.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

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aussiemum1248:  +1 

that also has the advantage of not burdening your guests with travel expenses, time off from work, etc. 

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

We’re getting married in Hawaii and granted our wedding is smaller than yours, but we’re just renting a big house. Have you looked into private estates/houses? We got ours on vrbo.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Look into the resorts on Hilton Head Island, SC!  It’s continental US, but Hilton Head is pretty quiet and laid back – but has some gorgeous properties!  I just got an RFP from Sonesta, and they were reasonably priced.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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cschmidt:  I live in and got married in kw this summer.  I did under 20k for 50 people.

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