Destination wedding etiquette
Posted 06 June 2008 - 07:07 PM
It is up to your guests, especially with a year+ notice to save up and decide to go. We looked at everything on a case by case basis. For example, a GM is a mortgage broker so has been a little slow. He didn't have the money to pay for the trip by the commitment date so we lent him the money. We did offer each bridal party member a "credit" to help defray the cost of the trip and bought the girl's dresses.
I would say do NOT offer to pay for anyone. Later, if you have the ability and decide together to help out a particular family member who otherwise could not afford to come, then so be it. It's not fair to pay for one side and not another.
You need to use the money you saved to put towards your life together--buy a house, car, re-decorate, invest, etc.
Posted 06 June 2008 - 11:22 PM
You do feel that guilt every now and then about the DW, but my FI and I decided that this is really how we want our wedding to be and we started out knowing that some people we really care about might not come.
Posted 07 June 2008 - 12:39 AM
Sure they have to invest in a passport but I had guests fly from New Jersey with 7 night stays for around $850 - depending on how early they can purchase their tickets I dont think rates would be that much different from Maryland.
Posted 07 June 2008 - 12:44 AM
| Originally Posted by ErinB |
There really isn't DW etiquette. Traditionally, the only thing the bride and groom are to pay for is bridal party accommodations. They still have to find their own way there!
Posted 07 June 2008 - 04:24 AM
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