New Years Eve Wedding in Paris- would you attend?

posted 1 year ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 46
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Busy bee

I live in a city where flights to paris are getting less and less expensive, so Heck ya I’d go! only thing that would be a issue for me is that it’s New years eve. Flights could be more during that time ( I could be wrong) and wonder if places to stay would be a issue.

I’d have no issue flying to Paris for a wedding. I’d much rather go to a destination wedding like this one vs my boring hometown. Not nice, but true!

Post # 47
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Honey bee

I’ve been to France during the Christmas to NYE time period. It was fabulous.  We were in Paris by New Years. No lines to see attractions and everything looked so pretty with the snow. Much better than the summer when it’s full of tourists. So I might consider going but only if the wedding took up a very short time. If I’m going on a vacation I want to decide what to do, not have my time taken up with festivities. In general I despise destination weddings and won’t go.

Post # 48
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

It isn’t really a destination wedding if half of you actually lives in Paris. It is a difficult situation, because no matter what it will be across the world from some people and there is unfortunately no easy way to handle this. 

For a colleague? Nope. For a best/real friend- I would attempt to make it, but I have no idea what New Years flights to Paris cost but it just SOUNDS expensive. Also, people will kids will be unable to get babysitters on NYE. Moving it off of the holiday will most likely make more people able to attend, but there will still be people who are just not able to make it no matter how much they want to. 

Post # 53
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

 I would go to a destination wedding in Paris for a really good friend or family member.   But over the holidays would make it tricky so I’m not sure I would be able to do it then.  Another time of year, for sure.  If I could work my schedule around it, I would plan a 2-week Europe trip around it.  We love to travel.

I would be prepared to not have many people be able to make it from the US side, though.  We did a destination wedding in Italy. It was amazing and everyone who made it (just 20) had a great time – the vast majority planned Europe trips around the wedding and had a great vacation.

Post # 54
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

beeeyonce144444 :  I probably would not but that’s because I have been to Paris multiple times, plus airfare would be expensive at that time. If you’re ok with quite a small wedding (believe you will get many declines)  then go for it!

Post # 55
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

And, I wouldn’t worry about people being “annoyed” as some of the comments have said.  If I got a wedding invite like that, I would think “oh wow, that is so cool – great for them!” and then decide whether or not we could make it.  I wouldn’t feel bad declining – as everyone who has a destination wedding knows, many people won’t be able to make it.  Annoyed or being upset getting an invite like that wouldn’t even cross my mind…

Post # 56
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

If money were no object, absolutely! But since it us for us, it would be a definite “no”.

Post # 57
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

That would cost me $1000 per person to fly from Philadelphia. Without hotels or food. So no, I wouldn’t go 

Post # 58
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

YES YES YES INVITE ME 

Post # 59
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

So i checked online flight deals, and yeah itll cost around a grand to over a grand for a round trip flight. Add in baggage fees and hotel room stay, i would say itll cost someone around 2 grand just to attend the wedding. 

with that, as a guest i probably wouldnt attend, unless i was super eager to visit paris and using a wedding as an excuse to finally do so. Honestly with that kinda price i might even only expect close immediate family to be the only ones to make the trip.

Post # 60
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I’m on the fence. Paris isn’t all that far but around holidays hotel rooms are massively expensive. I probably wouldn’t fly to a different continent though unless I could turn the trip into a holiday. Flying to the USA, for example, just for two or three nights would just not be financially feasible for me.

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