(Closed) Destination wedding trials and sampling?

posted 3 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 2
8267 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I am doing this, and I will tell you, its not fun but functional. We drive 7h overnight, sleep for a few hours, pack as many appts into 2-3 days and then drive 7h back home and go to work the next day lol. Its not a vacation, its definitely work!

That said, I loved being able to try out my HMUA, see the venue, actually meet our DOC and caterers. So you have to know that you’ll be basically giving up your vacation and it will be GOGOGO the whole time. I wouldn’t change it though, it gives me peace of mind knowing I’m not going to look like a clown etc lol. I would be more stressed out to leave everything until the last minute.

Post # 3
2176 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I would probably at least try to do Hair and MU and in person look at venue …. other stuff would be nice if you could fit it in but if not I would think that a skype session or something would be good enough too

maybe you could try to coordinate meeting all of the people for coffee one afternoon (like meet photo from 12 -1 and then DOC 1 -2 pm but all at the same coffee shop ?) it might be a little less stressful for you (and even more points if it could be at the cake shop or something? kill 3 birds with one stone

Post # 4
231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

i got married in NOLA in march 🙂  we went down 2 months before the wedding, i did the hair and make up trial a few days before the wedding.. only because i was indecisive, but i’m glad i waited. who are you using?

i would definitely go to the venue, speak to the coordinator and sample the cake. you can probably skype with your photographer? 

Post # 5
2303 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019 - Chateau Lake Louise

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candache :  Our venue offers a “Big Day Preview” which is 2 days to try food, scout venues, and just get the lay of the land. Since my hair and makeup are included in the cost of the wedding package, I’ll pay for a trial run when we’re there, too.

Clearly, since ours is at a resort a lot of this is a foregone conclusion, but I think 3 days should be plenty to cover what you’re hoping to. 

Post # 6
445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I think you should try to do as much as you can for the wedding. I’m getting married in Cancun in August 2018 but my Fiance and I will be vacationing at the resort where our wedding will be next month. While there we are doing a tasting, selecting the site for the wedding and the reception, and finalizing other details.

If you can check a few things off your list for your wedding ahead of time, then why not?

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