(Closed) HuffPo DW Article

posted 7 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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7693 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

@sassypants: Yes.

I want our 30th Wedding Anniversary Vow Renewal to be for celebrating our marriage of 30 years, having a fun, relaxing time Sharing Mexico with those who we are closest to with an Elegant/Simple/Fun /Easy “touch of Mexico” ceremony and party.  I am hoping that our intimate group can make it, but if not, the two of us will still celebrate.

Post # 4
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2125 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m not going to even read that article…because I get the feeling I will just get angry! lol. I’m having a Destination Wedding because I want a mexican wedding and my mexican family is in mexico. Yes, I hope some of my american family and friends can make the trip and I’m inviting like 80 of them…but I know if i’m lucky only 5-10 will actually go. Some have flat out said..I can’t afford that see you when youg et back…and some are so excited because they are financially set for the year…..some are just ignorant jerks and think the entire country of mexico is some drug and gang ridden cestpool. I just ignore it. It’s my wedding and they can come or not come and I really doubt there’s anyone in my life who is currently tossing and turning in bed because they can’t make it to my wedding. I’m even having a reception when we get back to seattle because I do think some people will be dissapointed to to celebrate with us in some way.

I just feel like weddings are very personal…and they have turned into such a huge family and friends affair and once upon a time couples just got married in their parents living room and then sat down for dinner….I think people should be able to do what they want…while including the ones they love…..their loved ones should understand if it’s not how they would do it.

 

 

Post # 5
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606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I found that article incredibly infuriating, but more so were the comments that followed it.  12 pages of people saying that no one wants to go to your wedding and that people who plan weddings in general, even worse with destination weddings, are selfish and rude and need to get over themselves.

 

i had a destination and loved it.  I would do it all over again.  Those that could make it, great, and those that couldn’t, we understood.  We never forced anyone to go, nor have I felt forced to go to other destination weddings.  I went because I WANTED to go, and I’m happy I did.

I get that weddings are not for everyone, but I’m sick of people calling brides selfish because they want to spend money on a celebration.

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