What have I learned from planning a destination wedding?
Posted 20 August 2008 - 07:11 PM
1-make sure your photog will give you a CD of ALL your images asap, and included in the cost, none of this "on your 1st aniiversary you have the option to purchase it".
2-decide as early as you can what is really the most important thing to you and save the damn $ NOW for it instead of waiting until a week before your wedding to try and book a cheap photog (learned this the hard way )
3-ive learned that its not creepy to make best, life-long friends on the internet and that they will be there for you thru thick and thin, and will know exactly what you mean whenever you have something to share
4-there is an amazing, fantastic, magical reason you and DH decided to get married in the first place, and you remember it the moment you see him when you walk down the aisle. all the tough stuff and spats and agruing over the last year are worth it, just to make you appreciate him even more at that moment
Posted 20 August 2008 - 07:36 PM
| Originally Posted by diezelgrrl |
you girls have said most everything but one I will add:
paying someone to help you plan causes less heartache than having a good friend/relative do it for free!
Posted 20 August 2008 - 07:48 PM
1. You will learn who your true friends are, and they are not the ones you thought were your true friends.
2. People will not consider it a wedding, but rather a vacation/family reunion/way to meet women/excuse for a drunken party.
3. You cannot control everything, something will go wrong, just learn to roll with it.
4. It sucks meeting with your wedding coordinator at the resort while everyone else is in the pool having a great time.
5. No one cares about the food, decorations, lights, flowers, etc (all the stuff you spend months planning), they care about a DJ and booze
6. Don't try to spend time with everyone who came at the expense of some alone time with your FH.
July 23, 2008
Posted 20 August 2008 - 08:10 PM
There is very little I would change!
Posted 20 August 2008 - 10:33 PM
Posted 20 August 2008 - 11:04 PM
What I have learned planning a DW has already been mentioned plenty of times here but its 1. learning who your real friends are and 2. that sometimes water IS thicker than blood!
Posted 20 August 2008 - 11:06 PM
I really didn't worry about people coming to the wedding. We are a little older than most of you on this forum, so trying to please family is so secondary. We decided it didn't matter as long as we were there together. This is just for us and if others want to join in the fun, so be it. We are not registered any where and do not expect any gifts. Although, I have spent a ton of money on my Oot bags, dinner reception, hotel rooms, cruise, and "bridesmaid" dresses. I just hope I can make it another 30 days.
Posted 08 September 2008 - 12:19 PM
| Originally Posted by shellb |
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