(Closed) le sigh…

posted 10 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: Small church ceremony, museum reception

Hi Dear! First of all, stay calm It will all work out if you stay level-headed and figure out your priorities. Miss Sea Breeze had a great series of posts on choosing a destination for a DW- another good book  to start is the Everything Destination Wedding Book.

 You have to start by asking yourself what you want out of your ideal destination wedding. Do you envision saying your vows barefoot on the beach? In a classic Italian villa? In an old cathedral? At a modern hotel overlooking an amazing cityscape? 

What activities do you want you and your guests to do? How easy will be it for the majority of your guests to attend? What are your top priorities- an amazing location, an affordable vacation, fantastic food and wine? These all might help narrow down your choice of location and scale.

 Finally, I have one recommendation based on an amazing Destination Wedding that Mr. Sweet Tea and all our friends attending last year:  Playa Fiesta in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.All the guests easily flew in from NY, California, Colombia, and Malta(!), and nearly all of us stayed at the resort. The couple said their vows at the Cathedral, but they also do ceremonies at the resort. The reception was at the resort and it was fun- we all (unintentionally!) ended up in the pool at the end of the night! It was all-inclusive and they cater to weddings. I can vouch that one of their preferred photographers, Michelle Turner, is AWESOME. 

 

Good luck! And happy planning!

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: Small church ceremony, museum reception

oh, and psst- it is totally acceptable to have them pay for plane tickets, some food (not the reception) and lodging! Just make sure it’s worded clearly and that you find a location that’s within your most important guests’ means.

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