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Biggest Destination Wedding Stress factor - what's yours?

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I think the biggest stress for my fiance and I has been trying to set a date. I'm currently a sophomore in college and unemployed and my fiance works in hospitality so he doesn't make all that much money and we're paying for the entire wedding ourselves. We've been engaged for two years and we're set on a destination wedding because all of his family lives in Puerto Rico and mine four states away so everyone has to fly anyway and it's WAY to expensive to get married in Miami, trust me we've tried. We have everything picked out except for the venue because we're really not sure what we'll be able to afford and I hate that my family is pressuring us to set a date when they know we don't have any money put back yet and they're not offering to help us at all. Plus we find venues that we fall completely in love with but have to live with the fact that we may never be able to afford it. :frown:
I'm really sorry to read about your situation. I understand how rough the budget factor can be on limited incomes. Have ou been in touch with a ta? They may be able to help find you something budget friendly, a lots of them don't charge nothing for their services. I can refer you to mine, if you like. She is amazing. The best part for us was that there was only a small down payment due and then total amount due 90 days before traveling... For us, that's right after taxes, so it works out really great. In the mean time. Your family should not be pressuring you, AT ALL. as a student funds are usually very limited, so they should be able to understand that. Find a way to politely tell them to back off because funds are tight. Unless of course, they wanna chip in:) keep your chin up!

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Ahhhh! Getting people to book is so stressful! How did you all deal with it? Our deposits are due in 2 days to keep the reserved places on the plane, but it seems like no one is on the ball with it yet.

And I have people about a YEAR notice because I have been saying since last year that we would be booking around now for a DW in 2014.

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My biggest stress factor is getting my wedding date!!!! It's too early to book the resort but I am freaking out I'm really hopping for this date :(

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We tried to avoid additional stress and decided to not have a bridal party. I'm so glad we made this decision! My biggest stress 4 months out is wondering if we will have many guests book last minute. Hoping not as I've already ordered most things for a certain number of guests.

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I think I just tend to stress myself out. It's fun, but I've got nothing done, I know I have time though. Just when I see everyone else with so much done I start to worry. :D

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Having people actually book is very stressful. Hopefully when I send out the invites people will start booking.

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