- 6 years ago
- Wedding: April 2016
Ugh. I’ve finally jumped into actually planning this whole shebang, and I have no idea where to start. Litterly, we don’t even have an actual location picked out.
Backstory, I’m from Calgary, Canada; SO is from San Diego, California; we met and live in North Dakota. While we love North Dakota, where we live has a low rate of available hotel rooms, is very expensive in general and just doesn’t feel like home. After both graduate, we’re getting out of here. So we really don’t feel a connection to it, aside from that we met here. Hence the destination wedding.
What we know so far is that we want to try to make it the same distance/travel ease to California and Calgary. That kind of leaves us the Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho and Montana area. I keep suggesting a formal wedding in Vegas, but even the mention of Vegas makes his mother think of a shot gun Elvis wedding, so thats a no go. I mentioned Colorado and he thought that it might work. Calgary to Denver is easy/cheap, so it might work.
I know that the first step is chosing a location, but once that is done, where do I go from there? Telling people? How early should we send out notification? What about invites? We didn’t want to do STD’s, but should we since it will be a Destination Wedding for everyone? Do we do a block of rooms at a hotel this early? How early is too early to start booking people?
And speaking of, how do I make sure I book the right people? We’re college students so repeated trips to where ever we chose isn’t going to happen. Is it possible to do a week of straight vendor experiencing? Like if we were to book a week in our location and just visit with vendors, or do you think that would be too over whelming? What are some vendors you think you could do without actually meeting/testing/dealing with people in person?
Is there anything a Destination Wedding that I should think about or consider while chosing a location? Or things that I’m not thinking about yet? This all seems so stressful already haha!