(Closed) Planning from afar

posted 8 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
2154 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We’re planning long distance! We live in California but are getting married back home in Canada. Like you, I’m going home at Christmas and will do some stuff then, but mostly I just hire vendors from here and try to accept the fact that it’s all out of my hands!

Post # 4
743 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Ask your fellow Bees for help!  Fi and I live in VA but are getting married in 1.5 years in the FL Keys.  Even though the travel from VA to FL is much cheaper than from NZ to the states, due to our work/research schedules, we can only go to FL for a few times in the next 2 years to be there for the “in person” stuff, so I feel ya!

I posted a few things on the ‘Bee (asking for advice) and I have found several bees who live/used to live/are familiar with my wedding area, and have given me a TON of ideas on venues.  Right now, I am doing some email and phone work so I can narrow down the venues choices so my time spent in the Keys can be as efficient as possible. 

What town are you getting married in?

Post # 5
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I planned my IN wedding from CA/TX in 10 months (I moved in the middle of wedding planning).  I was only home one time during the wedding planning outside of the week before the wedding itself.  The one time I was home was around the Christmas holiday so there were only 3 days that anywhere was even open for us to make appointments.

You’ll have to rely a lot on family who still live in or near your hometown.  My mom was an absolute godsend during planning, visiting places, meeting with vendors, taking and sending me pictures, etc.  Although too – you’ll be really surprised how much you can do / find / research online too!

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