(Closed) For those hating on destination weddings

posted 1 year ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 2
8380 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

This can’t be real. Are you even getting legally married there or just having the pretend ceremony? 

Post # 4
610 posts
Busy bee

Have the wedding you want, but don’t expect anyone to spend big bucks and vacation time to attend. No one but the bride or groom should have to “save up” for a wedding. It’s a once in a life time event for you, but aside from maybe your parents, it isn’t for anyone else. No one else’s life will revolve around your wedding.

Post # 5
1229 posts
Bumble bee

Feel better now? 

Post # 6
151 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

Lol @op. Someone’s grumpy 

Post # 7
399 posts
Helper bee

noone owes you an apology, not everyone wants to, or has the need to go to Puerta Vallarta. I know I wouldn’t want to waste my PTO on someone elses dream spot. lol. No thank you.


Your out burst has been a great bit of entertainment for me this arvo, thanks.

Post # 8
356 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

You sound very immature to be getting married. 

If you invited me, I’d decline, not because of financial reasons, but because of you. 

Post # 9
2233 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

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Alejandro1 :  I’m capable of saving but your wedding is NOT my priority. My priority is getting my house done up, buying a new car, saving for my dream trip to somewhere tropical but not somewhere you have made me choose, it’s saving for a kid, it’s saving for a rainy day. You’re also not taking into account how much leave this person has and maybe they don’t want to spend it all on you.

If you make the decision to get married abroad, you make that decision that people will not prioritise your wedding. I have nothing against destination weddings when people are upfront and accept the reality of what they are asking their guests to do and accept that guests may not want to travel for a bunch of reasons. 

Also – destination wedding or not, people can just RSVP no to a wedding. People can just be busy or not want to go, they don’t have to supply a reason. 

Post # 10
902 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I agree with you that it’s for the couple to decide how they want to engage in their own celebration, so if that means flying across the planet, cool by me. 

HOWEVER. You lost me when you just assumed that anyone could “save up” and go. Dude, get your narrow-minded head out of your ass immediately, because that is NOT how life works. Some people have serious fucking health issues that make it impossible to save — and that’s WITH health insurance. Some people have kids and, quite frankly, their damn kids should absolutely be more of a priority than your outlandish celebration. Some people have, oh, I dunno… LIVES AND EXPENSES THAT DON’T CONCERN YOU, and it’s not for you to say what their financial priorities should be. Sit the fuck down. 

Post # 11
902 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Oh, yeah, and can we stop shaming people for not having money?! Christ on a cracker!

Post # 12
8904 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

Threads started with the intention to start drama are not allowed. Closing this now. 

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