(Closed) Help! I'm having Destination Wedding guilt

posted 5 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
1293 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

@JMPacker:  You’re very sweet to be worried about your guests. However, destination weddings are like a vacation. Yes, they have wedding obligations but then they have the rest of the week to themselves. Maybe you can plan some fun excursions and make sure it is a trip to remember.

Ultimately, you need to do what’s best for you and your Fiance. We have also opted to go this route and not everyone was happy about it. However, we are footing the bill on our own and it’s what we want to do…So we are.

Post # 4
816 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

How about having a bigger party when you get back with everyone? That’s what I’m doing. I just returned from my wedding on Monday, and my party is on Sunday. We’re having about 60 guests.

Otherwise, I think you should remember that your wedding is about YOU and your HUSBAND! I know you get caught up worrying about what other people will think/feel, but this is your special day, and it should be exactly the way you want it! 🙂

Post # 5
643 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

The most beautiful wedding I’ve ever been to only had 12 people there, everybody had a blast.

Plus, remember, your guests will be on vacation! It doesn’t matter how many people are there to have fun on vacation!

Post # 6
355 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We are having a Destination Wedding with about 70 and I’m having the same worries.

My Mom’s advice is that no one will come all that way if they aren’t the type of person who can have fun on vacation. Another way she put it was “If you can’t have fun in Mexico (or whatever fabulous location you chose), there is something wrong with you” 🙂

All your guests can likely have a fun vacation with just their partners, and now they have the added bonus of your wedding group. Plus you (presumably) didn’t force anyone to go. If they’d be miserable they probably declined the invitation.

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