(Closed) Small Ceremony or Beach Wedding

posted 6 years ago in Venue
  • poll: What kind of wedding would you have?
    small ceremony : (8 votes)
    47 %
    beach wedding : (9 votes)
    53 %
  • Post # 3
    380 posts
    Helper bee

    Can you have a beach wedding at home? Sorry if that’s a silly question, I don’t really know anything about Bismarck 🙂

    I voted for small ceremony. A beach wedding would be wonderful but I can’t imagine getting married without my friends and family there to support me and celebrate with me. Plus you could save up for a honeymoon in the Caribbean – best of both worlds. It’s up to you, of course, but that’s my thoughts on it 🙂

    Post # 4
    292 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m dealing with something similar, most friends and family can’t afford to travel to the Caribbean for a ceremony ( even if we rent a Villa for them to stay in).  So we’re thinking ceremony our way, reception when we get home.    The fact that you used the term “settle for a small wedding” is really a clue to me what you really want.  A bride should never “settle”.

    Post # 5
    7606 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I’d stay at home and have all your favourite people there.  It sounds like it would be a whole lot easier on your guests and their bank accounts.  Save the trip for the honeymoon!

    Post # 6
    185 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I would go for a beach wedding, i think is more romantic and memorable, the environment is fantastic and creates a wonderful atmosphere, but it really depends on what is more important for you whether to have all your close friends there or have a ceremony at the beach which sounds like you really want.

    Post # 8
    3368 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Just remember that a reception is the most important part of a wedding, the ceremony doesn’t turn out anywhere near as much as the reception. 

    We are having a small beach wedding here on the Oregon coast, but we were considering going to the Caribbean. Look into having a wedding at Sandals down there, they have quite a few packages including a free one! Then just have your closest family and friends. Then when you get home have a pot luck or a bbq. Something really laid back.  



    @caffeiney:  Bismarck, ND is pretty land locked. It’s in the Midwest and there’s not much in the way of beach front land. If there’s any at all, I certainly don’t remember it.

    Post # 9
    9916 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @caffeiney:  North Dakota is no where near the ocean.  Are you from the United States?


    I agree with people who suggested to stay at home, and save for an awesome honeymoon.  What kind of venues are in your area?  Do you like any of them?

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