(Closed) Wedding. . . In INDIA?!

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Should we go?

    yes

    no

  • Post # 17
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    If you can’t afford it, then that’s that.  I wouldn’t go into debt to attend a destination wedding.  But if I could do anything at all to go and not go into debt for it, I’d try my best to make it.

    Post # 18
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    56 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I went to a friends wedding in India in 2010 and it was one of my favourite travelling experiences. I have amazing outfits that I got there, and a lifetime of amazing memories.

    Post # 19
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    6014 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Yeah it’s debt but when are you getting this chance again?  At the bride’s kids wedding?  it’s not like you’re going to a beach or something like that … this is INDIA. 

    Post # 20
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    7976 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

    India sounds amazing, plus you get to experience it with friends, which is so much nicer than going as a tourist. Indian weddings are incredible, as well. How could anyone NOT want to go?

    As a side note, those flights are way expensive. You can probably go cheaper by using the standard tricks:

    – Look for deals from airports which are further away from you

    – Look for cheaper airports within India

    – It may be cheaper to fly to another country and then get a connnecting flight… check this

    – Look on lastminute.com

    – Try to book way in advance…

    – Be flexible as to which day you will go… see if it’s cheaper to fly out a few days earlier. you might even be able to go to her mendi (sp?)/henna party if you do that… hooray!

    Post # 21
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    906 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    As someone who (regretfully) turned down an invite to a wedding in India as a grad student I very much feel you. The airfaire/trains/buses were the dealbreakers for us. I should note that we were invited as guests, not actually IN the wedding. The couple understood and we all got together after they got back to the US to celebrate.

    That said, now that we’re a bit older (28) I’m jumping at chances for out of the US weddings. Last year I went to Italy without my Fiance to attend a friend’s wedding and had a blast! Is there any way you could attend without your DH and travel with another guest to halve costs but still support your friend?  He was bummed that he couldn’t go, but such is the life of a grad student–dissertation had to get finished.

    This August we’re both headed to Brazil for a wedding. It’s not a financially smart decision, but it promises to be a heck of a party. If you’re more fiscally responsible than I am (which is pretty much everyone, ever) I’d say think long and hard about it. If you’re not, then I say go and enjoy this once in a lifetime experience!

    Post # 22
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

    i think you need to find a balance between being fiscally responsible and regretting not going. if you can save enough, or close to enough, i would do everything you can to be there!

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