(Closed) Destination Reception?

posted 10 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
2640 posts
Sugar bee

I think it would be so neat to have a wedding in New Orleans.  Is your problem that you want to cut down the guest list, but you are afraid of hurting people’s feelings if you do (hence a cruise reception, in which many will decline)?  Is the cruise an actual 5-7day cruise?

Admittedly, I’ve never looked into it, but would a cruise, even with a limited guest list really save you money?  just wondering.

If you’re trying to cut back and save for a house, could you just have it locally and really make it intimate?  I know in large families, if everyone else and their cousin has invited all the same remote family members, you (or you parents) probably feel some pressure to have the same guest list.  But maybe you can convince them that something smaller will be fun and different.  I’ve seen some spectacular venues that only hold a small number of folks.  I was disppointed at times when I saw a venue that was too small.  Bigger doens’t always make better.


Good luck.

Post # 4
160 posts
Blushing bee

Don’t think of it as "cheating your family out of memories". This is YOUR wedding! I think a cruise reception is a great idea. Its unique and sounds like it would fun! Just do want YOU want. Picture your day in our head, what do you see?? If all those faces of your family are there than maybe you should rethink this option. If all you see is you and your Fiance, then do it!

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