(Closed) Semi-Destination wedding? Advice please and thank you!

posted 6 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 4
130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2005


If you haven’t already picked a photographer, can you do just your engagement photos in NY so that the Save-The-Date Cards can go out earlier?  From what you described, it sounds like a destination wedding to me, as your closest relatives to the venue live 2 hours away.  There aren’t a ton of hotels up in the Foresthill area and with all of your guests coming in from a decent distance, I would suggest giving them plenty of time to find flights, rental cars, and hotels.  Maybe think about starting a wedding website filled with travel information too.  Good luck! 

Post # 5
1370 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I had a semi distination as well. Family from Ontario, Canada and NJ. We got married in California. We sent Save-The-Date Cards out early so people could plan for the costs associated with coming.

You don’t have to have a photo on your Save The Date. We didn’t since we didn’t have engagement pics done by then.

Post # 6
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We didn’t have our photos on our Save-The-Date Cards either. I would rather do that than take epix with a photographer other than the one that’s doing your wedding. I learned, unfortunately, that the epix are a great way to do a trial run with your photographer and figure out if this is a person you really want documenting your wedding day. I think 6 months is fine as long as you are not having a wedding in high season in a tourist-y area (e.g. Hawaii in August).

FWIW, we’ve driven 2+ hours and driven home the same night so for us, while it wouldn’t be “local”, we wouldn’t consider it Destination Wedding either.

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