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This post is for all the destination brides! We wanted to know:
Why did you choose a destination wedding?
What was the general reaction of your friends and family to the travel aspects of your wedding?
What’s your #1 helpful tip for planning a wedding from afar?
If you’re considering a destination wedding, let these brides give you the dirty details…
I had a DW because FI and I are from different countries and have friends and relatives on two continents, so we got married in the country where we met, which is neither where FI nor I am from. It seemed fair.
mrs_pudding_pop (wedding date: December 2013)
We chose a destination wedding because we are generally very private and somewhat introverted people. We didn’t want a lot of attention on us, and also we both thought it’d be cool to get married on a beach!
DelilahDiamond (wedding date: July 26, 2014)
Ours is kind of different destination wedding, because we live in a different province then either of our families, and we’re getting married in a different one. So it’s a destination wedding for everyone but us. We chose it because we couldn’t decide where would be a good location for everyone. We live in a pretty hard to get to place, so we decided to move the celebration to a bigger city that was easier for everyone to get to. It’s also just as far from my family as it is from his, it allows everyone the same general cost/travel distance, and makes it more likely to be equal for both of our families to get there.
FLBlonde93 (wedding date: January 10, 2014)
My fiance works for a Major League Baseball team in Texas, the state in which we currently reside, but our families live on opposite coasts. My fiance is a California native, and I am a Florida girl. Thus, our families would have had to travel far regardless of where we held our wedding. That got us thinking: if our family and friends will have to book flights and hotels regardless of the wedding location, why not make the venue somewhere very special so the trip is worth their while?
As we considered destinations, we found ourselves immediately taken with the enchanting, exotic, romantic ambiance of Hawaiian weddings. The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua is a simply breathtaking resort property, and the magic isle of Maui shows God’s creation at its finest. It was an easy decision to make. The atmosphere of our location is elegantly refined and soothingly relaxed all at once. Most of our wedding guests are successful, hardworking professionals, and we love that that our wedding celebration will allow them the opportunity to bury their perfectly pedicured toes and cares in the sand.