(Closed) Yoo hoo! Calling all desination wedding brides

posted 10 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Desination Bride here!! I live in Hershey, PA and I’m getting married in Oahu, Hawaii. I have a few friends who live in Hawaii (I lived there as a lil’ girl) but most of our family (from the groom and bride’s side) are from the East Coast.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018 - Dreams Cancun Resort & Spa

woo hoo! go Destination Wedding brides! Live in NYC and getting married next month in Cancun, Mexico! So much to do, so little time…

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Yay for Destination Wedding brides!  I live in Seattle, WA and am wedding in Mexico in March 2009!  I’m excited to meet everyone who’s also planning a Destination Wedding wedding =)

Post # 6
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55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Live in southern California, getting married in Sydney in November 🙂

Post # 7
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2008

YEY! I am from Jacksonville Florida, we are getting married in Belize in September!! So excited

Post # 8
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67 posts
Worker bee

I am in Atlanta, and I’m planning a Destination Wedding in Islamorada, FL! (We are thisclose to signing a contract with our venue of choice…fingers crossed!)

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Are you guys using a planner?

Planning online?

Visiting your site beforehand?

How have your experiences been during the planning process?

How many guests will be invited/attending?

Post # 10
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242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018 - Dreams Cancun Resort & Spa

My venue comes with a wedding coordinator.

Planning everything by email. I have no idea what my vendors sounds like…from my wedding coordinator, dj, travel agent…

Booked site unseen but a site visit is always helpful.

It can be a little nerve wrecking when you don’t hear back from them for a couple of days. But I guess that’s partly my fault cuz I choose to do everything by email to save long distance fees~ which I’m sure would add up. But I like to have things in writing so I can refer back to it.

I have 90+ people coming at the moment. I invited about 180? 

Good luck! 

 

Post # 11
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Hey girl,

 

I’m from Orlando, FL and I’m considering a destination wedding. Can anybody advise on an exotic and beatiful location with onsite coordinators?

 

Thanks.. 

Post # 12
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88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I’m still in the early stages of planning, but so far my experiences have been alright. I booked venue via phone, have been to site before, but not for wedding planning so I’m planning the venue by memory. I won’t be able to afford a visit beforehand.

No planner. It’s not in the budget, but I’m looking into getting a DOC just to ease my mind the day off. Most of my vendors were recommended by the lovely knotties. 

We plan on sending out about 60 invites (give or take); that’s about 120 peeps invited. We expect 15-20. Hopefully less rather than more. :o)  

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

i’m a bay area native, planning to have a Destination Wedding in oahu, june 2009.  we are in the beginning planning stages, still trying to figure out if we’re comfortable with our guests paying $700+ for an airplane ticket to hawaii…

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We are using the hotel’s coordinator and have been corresponding via email and I’ve spoken to her on the phone a couple times.  Our budget won’t allow us for a site visit, but I’ve gotten recommendations from previous brides there and have lots of pictures of wedding set-ups.  We’re planning on inviting about 60 people, and we know our immediate family are 100% coming, and alot of close friends have confirmed they are as well but that can always fall through.  We are planning on having an At Home Reception the summer following our March wedding. 

So far the planning has been going well.  I think the hardest thing for me was realizing that emails aren’t responded to right away due to the "island time" mindset there.  I’ve gotten assurance from a previous bride who warned me of this but says the coordinator knows her stuff, so I’m not too worried since the coordinator’s emails and phone conversations have been helpful so far.

davndee09: Airfare tickets have been a concern of mine as of late seeing how fuel costs are so high right now, but there are just some things that are out of our control.  Our deciding factor whether or not to have a Destination Wedding was whether our immediate family would be able to attend or not, so since they are on board then we will continue with our plans.  It’s hard to imagine that some people won’t be able to make it for whatever reason, but that’s what comes with Destination Wedding already, and in the end I just keep telling myself that the one person who needs to be there is – my fiance.  So everyone else coming is just icing on the cake =) 

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Jen4637 – my fiance actually said the SAME EXACT THING when convincing me to have a Destination Wedding.  i have to keep reminding myself to look at the big picture, and that everyone that’s really important to me will go for sure.

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