(Closed) Trying to convince groom to do destination wedding

posted 8 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

We had this issue too, I wanted to just elope and he wanted a big huge wedding. We ended up at a local venue (45 min. away) and invited 30 people to the ceremony and had 90 for the reception. I felt like it was a good compromise.

What about eloping and then having a bigger reception later?

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

10 people sounds like a happy medium to me…what would you consider to be a happy medium between no one and a few people?

It’s a once in a lifetime moment and you can’t “redo” it if you or he has regrets about people not being there. What about a compromise of just immediate family?

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Would he be on board with the 10 guests affair? It does seem like a happy medium – I know you said it seems like to many to you, but if you have to choose between that and the traditional wedding he wants, it is a happy medium!

Draw up a list with him of “must have guests”. Then, go over the costs of Destination Wedding vs traditional; go over the time involved in planning a Destination Wedding vs traditional. All with him. There is so much work involved in a wedding, insist that he must do it all with you. It might convince him!

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Destination weddings aren’t necessarily less stressful. You have to deal with who you pick as the select few to come the wedding, you might have to consider helping them pay for their trip, you could deal with a bad coordinator that doesnt communicate well with you, and you could have people you REALLY want there be unable to come. With that said, I do think its a great idea. Im getting married in Kauai! I think in some ways, its easier to plan, but in some ways (like the ones above) its difficult.  The pros would be having a more intimate wedding in a unique location, possibly having a set wedding package with everything you need included, you wont have hundreds of guests that you dont really know, and you can have your honeymoon wherever you have your wedding!

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