New Years Eve Wedding in Paris- would you attend?

posted 3 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 2
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

It’s sounds like a really expensive trip and I doubt we could afford to take it, especially around the holidays when budgets tend to be a little tighter.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I imagine for his family it wouldn’t be that difficult. I’m not a US bee so how far/expensive is the Paris flight.

I have done NYE in paris and it was pretty amazing. I would try and attend for the experience unless there were extenuating circumstances like pregnancy, infant or financial stress and I am in aus so it is a long and expensive journey. I actually would still go to this over Bali and Bali is only a 3hr flight from me for like $300. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

I wouldn’t go. Traveling to another country is expensive and I’d probably only do it for my brother. If I’m going to spend that much money on a trip I’d rather it be something I can plan as my yearly holiday.

Plus, for me New Years is family time and I wouldn’t want to miss out on the holidays with loved ones. So, again, if you were a sibling I’d probably go. For anyone else the expense and time away would not be worth it for me.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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beeeyonce144444 :  given so many people travel for the holidsys, I think you’d get a lot of declines. No way I’d do this for a colleague. Maybe for a best friend but honestly I doubt it given the proximity to Christmas. Traveling somewhere for Christmas and then straight away for New Years seems unlikely. Especially unlikely given you are planning events leading up to the wedding day. I just think it’s too close to Christmas to ask people to travel. Plus travel the week between Christmas and New Years is likely to be super expensive.  I’d check with your immediate family and any must haves but I’d think you need to be prepared for a good amount of declines if you go forward. I understand you don’t want to do summer in Paris but there are a lot of intervening months that wouldn’t be nearly as difficult to navigate. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee

I’d probably go, but I love NYE and adventure. That said, expect a lot of declines for a destination wedding in Europe, especially on a holiday. It might be worth doing an informal celebration for friends/family in the states. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Paris is amazing, but I’ve gone there quite a bit in the past few years so wouldn’t really want to go again if I was planning a vacation. If it were for my/DH’s best friend or close family member, we’d make it work. But not for anyone else.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

As amazing as this sounds (Castle?! NYE?! Paris?! Yes please!), I would also let you know that destination weddings, especially near the holidays, are usually very, quite small in guest count. Oftentimes I hear/see that the couple even has a difficult time getting their bridal party members to go (again, not for personal reasons, just because of money and logistics). If having many people that you love at your wedding is not important to you, and you’re okay with just immediate family (if they can make it, which would be a deal breaker for me) and a few globe trotters attending, then I say it sounds beautiful! It really just depends on what you and your fiancé value having on your wedding day. 

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t attend destination weddings. I resent the whole concept of transferring the cost of the wedding to the guests. They spend a small fortune, and the couple saves money by hosting less people and combining wedding and honeymoon.

Post # 10
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Busy bee

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beeeyonce144444 :  nope. It’d be too expensive to be in Paris on NYE, and the weather isn’t the greatest. I suppose you’d want honest answer, right?

Post # 11
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Helper bee

I likely wouldn’t attend since it would probably cost an arm and a leg to travel from the US! Similar to others, I’d make it a priority for immediate family or my bff, but probably not for anyone else. I’d rather go to Paris when it’s not entirely expensive (as it likely would be for the holidays) and when I can spend some time exploring.

Post # 12
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Helper bee

I personally wouldn’t. The travel around the holidays is expensive, the airports are worse than usual, I would be taking vacation days after the wedding to get home, etc. I think if it was somewhere I’d be interested in going then a soft maybe, but I wouldn’t go through the hassle. 

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

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beeeyonce144444 :  one of the few destination wedding locations I would go to! But I ❤️ Paris and NYE is not a holiday I care about at all, and it’s a slow time at work. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

We have children & NYE has proven to be the hardest time for us to get a sitter. It sounds amazing but with the travel expenses & lodging around the hotels plus having to see if anyone could watch the kids for an extended period… it wouldn’t work for us. But, I love Paris and your wedding sounds amazing. 

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Heck no. If I was going to go through the hassle and expense of traveling around that time of year, I’d want to do it on my own terms, and not on someone else’s timetables.

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