(Closed) Why did you choose your destination?

posted 9 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

We chose Puerto Rico because that’s where I’m from. Getting more specific, we chose the Arecibo Observatory because we’re both astronomers, and growing up in Puerto Rico the Observatory was the only astronomy-related thing around, so it’s always held a special place in my heart. 

If we had chosen to get married stateside instead, we would have loved to do it at the American Museum of Natural History in NYC. It would still be a destination wedding, since we don’t live in New York, but when we researched it (as a backup, just in case we weren’t able to get Arecibo), we realized that it was waaaaaaaaaaay out of our budget range. Like, WAAAY out. Insanely out, hehe. So it’s good the Observatory is allowing us to get married there 🙂

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

the Solomons (Uepi Island resort) http://www.uepi.com/index.html because we’re both scuba divers and love to dive….. alot……. and we havent been here before

we wanted someplace where we can wake up, go diving, have a break, get married and go diving again and we wanted someplace out of the way that wasnt crowded with people 

 

 

 

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018 - The Grand Old House, Grand Cayman

The Cayman Islands because my dad’s side of the family is from the Caribbean (Jamaica), and we love the BEAUTIFUL beach, but also wanted to marry somewhere with all the conveniences of home!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - Coyaba Resort, Montego Bay

My mom was married in Jamaica & it was gorgeous.  We couldn’t wait to go back!  🙂

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

It’s a gorgeous world-renowned beach and the city is GLBT friendly. I didn’t want to have any drama on my special day when people saw a same-sex ceremony. And plus, we are mini-mooning there after the wedding, so it was also an economic advantage.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

@ Beachwedding…. what does GLBT mean?

 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@ eloping:

GLBT = gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

thanks!  we’re leaving in about 30mins and ive been wondering what it meant.    same sex, opposite sex… love is love as far as i care

cheers 🙂

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Our choice was pretty simple.  When we got engaged, only two states permitted same-sex marriage–Massachusetts and California–and a vote to repeal it was scheduled in California.  So the state was definitely going to be Massachusetts.  And we wanted a Jewish ceremony, but my Fiance is not Jewish.  When we found a Massachusetts rabbi willing to marry an interfaith same-sex couple, with a synagogue whose architecture my Fiance liked, the decision was more or less made for us.

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

Hmmm If we do a NYE we chose my hometown Memphis because my mom’s opening an event venue, my dream is own a beach in biloxi,ms great fun beaches and easy to drive for myself and my guests although all guests may not make the drive (saving money!!). when he asks i guess we’ll see lol!!!!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We are going to costa rica because we wanted there for our honeymoon. So we canceled the ceremony and decided to get married, surf, hike, surf some more and have fun.

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

It was a multi-part process for us…

We chose Europe because we love Europe (history, culture, style, etc).

We narrowed it down to Scotland because that is one of the easier countries in Europe to get married if you’re not a resident, and because we love British and Irish history and culture, and becuase it’s English-speaking.

We chose Edinburgh because we love cities and it’s a gorgeous city full of history and things to do, and it’s easy to get to from the US.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Malaysia, since that’s where his family is from, and all except for his parents and sisters still live!

Its kind of bittersweet — his dad/mom will arrange and take care of everything, so I have no stress, but also no say (probably not even over what I will wear, traditionally in Hindu weddings the groom’s family provides the outfit, jewlery, etc). We will have a big reception back here in DC when we get back, though.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Since we’re from the northern part of the country, when we moved up the wedding from May 2010 to January, there are very few places that still have warm weather.  Florida did the trick for us. 

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