How do you feel about destination weddings?

posted 2 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 91
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - Italy

I find it super ironic how many people are saying a destination wedding is “selfish” of the couple then list the reasons it doesn’t fit in with them, all whilst being super selfish themselves.

Um, gotta say I’m glad I don’t have friends with that attitude. Our guests are ecstatic and I would be for them too if they chose to have a Destination Wedding, regardless of where or when it was with enough notice I wouldn’t miss it! That’s what friends are for! 

Post # 92
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2019

We are having a destination wedding because I’ve always wanted to get married either somewhere tropical on the ocean or in a really kick ass aquarium. My family is from PA, FI’s family is from NJ… no matter what, our wedding would be “destination” for one side of the family regardless. With that being said we decided everyone would travel not just some people. First we thought about the Tampa Aquarium (the aquarium of my hometown sucks badly)& were set on it until we realized it would be like 30k. What?! lol! (mind you on top of that, everyone would still be required to book flights & pay for a hotel in Florida). So I started looking at locations & fell in love with Dominican Republic. 

I dont think Destination weddings are selfish at all. What I do find selfish is anyone expecting a Bride to not have her dream wedding because they* think destination weddings arent appropriate or are selfish.

Post # 93
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264 posts
Helper bee

I am pretty indifferent to them. I don’t think they’re selfish and I am all for anyone having the wedding they want so they can remember it fondly.

That said, I would never go to one. There are just too many places I want to travel and would rather use my money and PTO for those places and things over someone’s wedding.

Post # 94
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2008

ohana33 :  I had a destination wedding back in 2008. Why? My now husband and I have lots of friends and family. In making the guest list it was nearly 300 people. We decided were not hosting a 1 day bash and spend a ton of money. We opted on a destination wedding because that’s what worked best for both of us.  As long as our immediate family could make it we were good.  Sure enough we had 60 people which is fairly large for a destination wedding. And sure enough all everyone kept on saying was this is great! A wedding, vacation, and priceless memories all in one. At the end of the day all I cared about was getting married. The party with family and friends was a bonus. PS – in my personal experience the planning was no less stressful than an a home wedding.  I personally wanted to elope after the first few months of planning. 

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