(Closed) Destination Weddings??!!…

posted 5 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
442 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Tybee Island, GA

I had a small (20ppl) wedding in Tybee Island (about 4 hours away from where i live).

I went through my wedding planner he gave me choices and i chose and he hired everyone! Guitarist, pastor, set up/take down crew, flowers, photog/videog, beach permits, chair rentals, hair, makeup, limo. And he gave me an estimate, and we paid him for everything, and then he paid all the vendors. And then we spoke to the seperate vendors with what we wanted. The only thing he didnt take care of was the reception (which we just had at the beach house we rented for the weekend, and it gave us the chance to help plan. lol) our whole wedding day went amazingly smooth. I have (however) had some problems with my videographer, but other than that everything else was perfect. Just talk to different wedding planners and see what all they have to offer and get to know them and then choose.

having a wedding planner and a Destination Wedding with only 20 ppl saved us alot of stress and money, and we wouldnt have done it any other way. (well besides my videographer… lol)

Good luck bee!

Post # 4
2958 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

Go to Vegas! They have AWESOME wedding packages when you have small numbers of guests. Some of them made me wish I was only having a few people along.

Post # 5
9792 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

@Merinda1994:  oooh you could do Outer Banks beach wedding! Its destination but still reasonable to drive there. It is just so gorgeous I dont know why you’d fly to an island else where!

Post # 7
8682 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

@Merinda1994:  You don’t need to use a company unless you want to. I planned a Destination Wedding in the USA from Australia myself. It wasn’t hard at all.

My biggest tip is to lower your expectations for guests. Even people extremely close to you (parents, siblings, best & close friends) may not be able tomake it for various reasons (leave, finances etc). You can’t be upset with them because you chose to get married so far away.

Also expect everyone to get excited and say they wouldn;t miss it and then back out when the invites go out. People always have best intentions but then life gets in the way.


I would make a list of the things that you must have in your wedding. If it is a beach look for great beaches, if it’s your best friend to attend then look at places that are affordable to that person. Once you have your list then use it to narrow down locations.


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