- 4 years ago
- Wedding: March 2016 - Modern, Classic, Fun
Hi ladies! So I am a newly engaged bee of about a month, and I’ve been toying around with every idea and type of wedding to have. I am trying to keep costs in check, but at the same time am willing to spend more for a beautiful, memorable experience. My question to you all is about etiquette. Obviously if I choose to do the traditional route (since I’ve been to so many traditional weddings) I know the deal. Bridal showers, bachelorettes, making a registry, the whole “cost per head” thing.
What is the ettiquette with a destination wedding? I obviously know and expect that the # of people who will most likely come to a destination wedding (toying around with the idea of Hawaii) will be much much smaller. But do we pay or help pay people’s plane tickets? Are destination weddings really cheaper? Can I still have a traditional bridal shower and bachelorette – or is that asking too much of people? Not trying to be gift grabby at all, was just wondering what other people have done. Same with a city hall wedding. If we are having an intimate city hall ceremony with only our parents and a few close friends as witness, but afterwards having a reception of about 50 people at a restaurant, can I still do the traditional bridal shower, bachelorette (even if I’m not having bridesmaids) or is that faux pas? Thanks in advance for your advice and help — I’m totally clueless right now of the proper etiquette for doing something more “non traditional” 🙂