(Closed) Is a destination wedding a good fit for us?

posted 6 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Baccara:  choose whatever option makes you both happiest.  there is compromise with most choices, I have always wanted a smaller ceremony overseas but for a while my sister couldnt make it.  we are helping out & now she can, plus we had to postpone the date by 6 months as some other people had clashes. But we are happy it is coming together now.  I am sad my 94 year old grandma wont be able to come but we will do a dinner back here afterwards & show a slideshow etc.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@Baccara:  it kind of already sounds like you are more excited about the Destination Wedding than your other options! 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@Baccara:  I wasn’t either. When I started planning I was completely miserable. So I cancelled it all and we’re eloping. It happens! do what will make you happy!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@MrsElopement:  @Baccara:  

I agree, maybe thats what makes people choose DWs – I never dreamed about a wedding as a child or wanted to plan a wedding, I just wanted something to happen without me having to plan every detail & didnt want a big wedding at home that didn’t feel like me.  We both love travelling & want our family & friends who do come to have a holiday first & be at our wedding while on holiday.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

DEFINITELY!   Do it!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We knew we wanted a Destination Wedding for a number of reasons and didn’t even want a hometown wedding. We considered Disney World, Texas, the eastern shore of MD (think Wedding Crashers) and finally decided on a cruise wedding. We liked that we had some control over everything, the company we are working with is reputable and we know they won’t scam us, we got a family vacation out of the deal which is nice since Fi’s family is from the southwest and mine lived nine hours from us when we started planning.

 

I say if it works for you, go with it. BUT–be prepared to stand your ground. We made sure our “dealbreaker” people (parents, siblings, bffs) could attend before we even announced the idea to mean Aunt Myrtle who we knew would nitpick everything, including the fact that she’d have to travel.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Baccara:  Thanks!  It will be in Phuket in a chapel in a resort in April 2013.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Your excitement shines through your post, for sure, and I can’t imagine anything better than a wedding with smores.

Can you get married on the off-season so tickets are cheaper?

If it has to be summer, are there closer, cheaper beaches you might love?

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