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

posted 9 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 STDs 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
1368 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 STDs 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 STDs 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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