(Closed) How many days ahead will you arrive at your DW?

posted 8 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
408 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We arrived 2 days ahead. It’s really a matter of where you’re getting married, and if you’re having a legal wedding there. If so, there are time requirements. We got married at home first, so we could arrive whenever we wanted.

Post # 4
1854 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

In the DR, you have to be there at least 3 days before the wedding.

We arrived on Saturday, planned the wedding on Sunday (it took about one hour), had a trial run for my hair on Monday and we got married on Wednesday. Spent the rest of the week with friends; then the second week was honeymoon.

Post # 7
654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We got married a couple hours from home so it was only a semi-destination. We arrived Wednesday night and got married Saturday. I needed every last second I had Thursday and Friday to get things settled but then again we had a ton of DIY elements (including food) that had to get done last minute.

Post # 8
7295 posts
Busy Beekeeper

i will be arriving on saturday and my wedding is on a tuesday, in Jamaica, the requirements are 48 hours, so i am good.

Post # 9
426 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We’re arriving on the 1st, and the wedding is the 4th. I have to coordinate with people on the ground, get shipments in and attend the rehearsal.

Post # 10
94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We are arriving on a Thursday and getting married on a Monday. 

Post # 11
3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Haven’t decided either the Sunday or Wednesday before our Saturday wedding.

Post # 12
5993 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

we married on a foreign tropical island so for our marriage to be legal we had to be in the country for 5 days prior to the marriage


Post # 13
916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna

We arrived 6 days before and I am so happy that we did. It was really nice to have a couple days to simply unwide because the two days before the wedding were really busy and not as relaxing. Plus it was really nice to share all the wedding excitement with everything for those days before.

Post # 14
780 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Legally we have to be there 48 hours before we can get married there.  So wedding is on day 3!!

Post # 15
188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Our wedding is on a Friday and we are arriving Monday morning. I have a hard time adjusting to new beds & hotels so decided that we need lots of days of R&R.

Post # 16
4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

we’re arriving on wednesday for a sunday wedding (also in the US, so no time requirements, just some preparations)

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