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help! what are the normal itenary when doing a destination wedding?

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i have like 65 people but i dont think everyone is going to the rehersal dinner...=)

and annr what is a stdhuh.gif i saw u closed my other thread i guess i am not using this site well...
STD stands for "save the date".

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Originally Posted by elizabethrodriguez314 View Post
and annr what is a stdhuh.gif i saw u closed my other thread i guess i am not using this site well...
we often close/delete duplicate threads. there is a link in my siggy that has the answers to most of the questions you're asking. for example, there's a thread titled Acronyms - it would explain what STD is (Save the Date).

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we're doing a welcome dinner on wed, rehearsal dinner thurs, and the wedding on fri. we wanted the welcome dinner so that the families could mingle before the wedding. the rehearsal dinner so that we could spend some quality time with just the wedding party.

the attendant outing your talking about can be done anytime before or after the wedding. some brides and grooms take their attendants snorkling, scuba diving, golfing, or other excursions. everything is really optional and it really depends on what you guys want to do.

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There is nothing set in stone like everyone's mentioned.

 

We are having our wedding on a Friday so on Thursday evening we are doing a huge welcome party for everyone/rehearsal dinner on the beach:) This will be a fun way to start off the festivities.

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I only had a Welcome dinner + the Wedding planned. It worked out that most of my 22 guests spent a lot of time together - we all ate together every night and smaller groups of us did breakfast and lunch. I didn't want to regulate people's vacations, and i didn't want to stress myself out any more that I needed to!

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I think it's totally up to you what you plan. With 65 people, it may be hard to arrange events.

We had 30 people for our DW and sent out an informal itinerary about 3-4 weeks before the wedding. We did a welcome dinner once all guests had arrived, planned a day at Xcaret EcoPark (right next door to our resort), had a 1/2 day tour of the Tulum ruins, and then just the wedding ceremony/reception/dance. We wanted a few events to help bring people together, but we also wanted people to have freedom, since it's also their vacation.

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I gave this a lot of thought and then given everyone's arrival dates and preferences and age, we decided to not do group activities such as trips/cruises. Our wedding was on a Sunday so we just did the following and it was more than enough:

 

- Fri night we all met up at one of the bars at the resort and spent some time just hanging out. Some people came, others didn't. It wasn't mandatory and since it was just at one of the bars, it didn't cost us a thing other than the tab.

 

- Sat night we had a rehearsal with our bridal party and in the evening had a Welcome Dinner for everyone attending the wedding. It was very much appreciated by the group and it was nice for everyone to meet before the actual wedding.

 

The rest of the time everyone did whatever they wanted. When you get to a larger group, it's really hard to find something that everyone will enjoy and can fit into their schedule. But if you can do that, that's awesome!

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