(Closed) You’re planning an out-of-state wedding from a boat? … ME TOO!!

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
Hostess
18641 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Welcome to weddingbee!  There are a lot of things that you can accomplish online when you are home instead of having to travel there.  I would also delegate some tasks that you don’t care about as much to local family members who are willing to help you out.  You can do it as long as you are willing to compromise and let some of the details out of your hands.  Good luck!

Post # 4
Member
14185 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Yay welcome!

In your situation, since you are both on boats all the time, I’d consider hiring a wedding planner to do the leg work. You really won’t be able to do as much as you’d like. Like MissAsb said, you won’t be able to focus on details very easily. 

Post # 6
Hostess
18641 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think you will need a coordinator before the day of for all the details that you don’t have time to deal with.  I didn’t even have a day of coordinator, not everyone really needs them if the location is good at organizing events on their own.

Post # 7
Member
5153 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am getting married on Mackinac Island which is in the same state where I live (but many guests are out of state) but quite far away and at a destination location so I have experienced some of the same issues.

I second @MissAsB….do a lot online, stay very organized, hire a day or coordinator if possible (or designate a trusted aunt or cousin or friend to help with certain day of details).

It can be done! good luck 🙂 and welcome to the hive!

Post # 9
Member
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

There is a ton you can do from long distance – I’ve planned my whole wedding that way (just not from a boat).  I was living in CA for most of the planning and am now in TX for the final stuff with a wedding in IN.  I’ve only been home one time for about 3 days during the planning.

Since your family is still in MD, have one or two people help you out with visiting locations, vendors, etc.  My mom has been a huge help for me in that regard.  She took pictures of venues I’d found online and emailed my those and the info she learned so we could make decisions.  Same thing with vendors, we talked about my ideas and she’d talk to vendors for me.  Plus, as MissAsB said, there is a ton you can do online and via email.

I planned mine in 10.5 months (a lot of which – 4 or 5 months – was downtime where we really weren’t doing anything wedidng related).  I think you could do it without a wedding coordinator if you wanted to save that expense.  Just recruit a family member or two to help out with stuff in MD since you can’t be there in person!

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