Hey all...talk about a frustrating day! So I was talking to an acquaintance of mine today about having a destination wedding and how excited I was. She seemed really surprised, then asked if anyone was actually going to show up! I was explaining to her that we had 18 booked so far....then she had the nerve to say: "i think destination weddings are just a way of getting your guests to pay for your wedding". I was shocked!!! I definitely am not asking my guests to pay for my wedding by any means!!!! I'm busy working away on OOT bags and planning an excursion for my guests to thank them for travelling all this way to our wedding. I was shocked that someone could think that, let alone say that!!! Am I the only one who has ever heard this? I was appalled!! I think I'm still in shock!
Then following that she actually said something about the ceremony that made me think... For those who have already done this, did you have a chance to talk to either the minister or the wedding coordinators about what you actually want said at your ceremony? Did you have to write your own vows? Did you prepare readings, or did they have a standard ceremony prepared? I was planning to bring something for them to read for the sand ceremony, but hadn't thought about it beyond that! Also, was there a microphone so that your guests could hear what you were saying, or is it close enough that you don't have to worry about that? Any ceremony tips would be much appreciated! In the rush of things to do, it sounds like I managed to forget about what's most important...the ceremony itself!