(Closed) What made you choose a DW?

posted 5 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
8576 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Ours is only semi-destination. It’s relatively close to all of my family & friends, but 2-3,000 miles away for all of fi’s family.


Post # 5
2565 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Fiance is from Minnesota, I am from Ontario.  We figured it was best to have a Destination Wedding (in Florida) than to have only one half travel and the other half local.

Post # 7
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Ours is semi-destination.  It’s 4 hours from where Fiance and I live, but we just moved here a year ago.  The rest of the fam will be flying in from 2000 miles away.  It works out well because family members were wanting to come visit us in our new location anyways, and we wanted to keep it tiny-small.

Post # 8
1784 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We picked Hawaii because it’s halfway for everyone. We’re planning on about 10 guests, all close family. 

Post # 10
2999 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@MrsLevell2Be:  I am having a Destination Wedding in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.  We are invited only immediate family and very very close friends.  We are expecting 30 guests at most.  It is at an all-inclusive resort which was very appealing because our guests get a vacation and pretty much everything is taken care of for you.  The resort has a professional photographer (most do) but we did not care for the quality of her work so we hired another photog in Cabo and had to pay an outside vendor fee of $300….boo!   The main reason we are having a Destination Wedding is because we want a small and intimate wedding with just our closest friends.  It won’t hurt anyone’s feelings because we are telling people we are just inviting immediate family. We might have an at home recepetion when we return from our honeymoon (also in Cabo)

Post # 11
685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

The big wedding we were planning was driving me nuts.  Too many personalities wanting too many different things for our big day.  When we decided to go to Paris, everyone kind of settled down and said “cool…I’ve always wanted to go to Paris”

Post # 12
79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

What made you choose to have a DW? we are from different countries, so the best option was enjoy with the guets than are comming more than just an hours of the wedding, whit a Destination Wedding, we are in the same place and we can be with the guests, and enjoy their company.

  Did/will you be having guests?  about 110

Whats your  budget? 6000

 What type of venue:All inclusive or etc? all inclusive

 Where will you be getting  married? Playa del carmen mexico

Will you be using a professional photographer? 
yes. for me the pictures are the most important.

Post # 16
1159 posts
Bumble bee

@MrsLevell2Be:  Hi! I’m having a Destination Wedding in Fiji. My fiance and parents both live in Fiji. I live in Sydney and a majority of my family are in Sydney and America.

We have invited 500 guests however are only expecting around 200 as it is destination. We chose a Destination Wedding not to keep the cost down as we have no budget but to keep the guestlist down. Unfortunately my culture is such that you have to invite everyone you ever met so a Destination Wedding ensures that only your closer friends/family attend.

I will have a professional photographer and am so exited for it!

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