Post # 1
We are leaving very soon for our Destination Wedding (YAY!!) and now we are wondering, since the wedding is smack dab in the middle of our trip/honeymoon, will having 3-4 days of rest and relaxation plus last minute meetings with our wedding coordinator/hair trials etc. put a damper on the momentum?
Have any Destination Wedding brides done it this way and if so, what were your experiences?
It’s going to be fantastic either way but just was wondering how it all goes down, lol
Post # 3
we’re attending a wedding where the couple is doing just that- everyone is flying in on thursday, and then the wedding is saturday. i think it should work out well. it’ll mean less stress and having to run around because you’re not arriving the day before the wedding.
Post # 4
We arrived to ours on Wednesday. The wedding was the following Monday. We had time to meet with people we needed to meet with (and space them out so we didn’t have 8 meetings in one day), relax a bit, catch up with family, etc. It was fine. We still had almost 2 weeks of honeymoon afterwards
Post # 5
@mrs_pudding_pop: We arrived at the destination on a Tuesday and got married on the Friday it left a few dys to make plans and just hang out. All of our guest were there for 7 days with people arriving each day up to the wedding and we stayed for 10 days. Everything went smoothly and it was nice to have the few days to get aquainted at the resort before the wedding day
Post # 6
Thanks, all – this really helped calm me down a bit. I think this is actually the perfect way to do it now, based on responses. 🙂
Post # 7
We arrived on Monday for our Friday wedding (Cruise wedding), took a 3 day cruise with *most of our guests, then spent a few days alone before heading home.
Post # 8
sone places dont have weddings on weekends and you have to be there for 3 days before the wedding. not including weekends. we fly out sunday so were able to have the wedding tues or wed.
Post # 9
@mrs_pudding_pop: We arrived, along with my brother & his gf, in Mexico later in the day on a tuesday- Brother-In-Law & wife arrived Thurs- then wedding Sat- then we were in Mexico for Honeymoon until Thurs. Part of the reason we were there early were legal requirements as we had to have blood drawn to legally do the deed. it worked out great for us though, we got to see our locations, meet the ppl we had only been e-mailing for months, and still have time to relax with the family & sight-see. Then me & the hubby got our romantic honeymoon after everyone left- we didn’t plan any activities for ourselves, we just went and did/saw whatever everyone else didn’t want to… No-one really cared about the Mayan ruins except us so we just waited till everyone was gone & it was great!!
Post # 10
Mr TTR & I combined all our time off (Christmas – Vacation – Honeymoon) into a 5 week Pre-Wedding – Wedding – Honeymoon extravaganza.
We got married in the Florida Keys after having spent a wonderful 2 weeks treking across the US South (NC – SC – GA – AL – TN – MS – LA) and pursuing our interest in music (Country – Country Blues – Rockabilly – Memphis Soul – Delta Blues – Jazz – and Zydeco)
We pulled into our resort… and had 2 days to unwind before the Elopement / Destination Wedding (thankfully most of the arrangements had been worked out from afar).
Our Wedding happened on our last day there of our 3 day stay … and we arranged for late check out the next morning (SMART thing to do) … followed by a short drive to the Airport Hotel where we spent the whole day relaxing. Next day we flew out to San Juan for 2 more days of relaxation before boarding our Caribbean Cruise.
The whole trip worked out well… I will say that even tho most things were done before we got to our Wedding Destination Resort… I look back and realize I didn’t have as much time as I would have liked to relax and enjoy those “vacation” days beforehand. Too much time was spent on phone calls, emails and such. And of course the day of the Wedding… was all about the Wedding (on the otherhand Mr TTR got to really enjoy our Destination… cause like on our Wedding Day while I spent hours long at the Salon / Spa he was out taking in the sights etc).
I told him recently that cause we only had the 3 days there before moving on… and it is one of our favourite Destinations (hence WHY we chose to marry there) that I feel a tad cheated out of some of the benefits that our Resort offers… and so we need to go back again soon.
He said no problem… so now it is just a matter of finding the time.
Hope this helps,