Ah thanks for the comment about the dress. Good idea about the veil. I'll look forward to hearing what you think about it & whether you think it's a good call or not. We're going for a gazebo. I had the exact same concerns as you about the beach not being private. Like you, we also plan to take pics on the beach afterwards.
This is my second marraige but FI's first & neither one of us are big on being the centre of attention. The idea of a traditional church wedding & everthing that came with it really wasn't for us. We went for Antigua because it looks so fantastic & also its not one of the rowdier islands. From what I've heard its' quite quiet. Don't get me wrong, we not boring but we didn't want anywhere where you felt you had to out clubbing most nights. (I hope that makes sense). How about you, what were your reasons?
It's only us guys, Mike's parents, his sister & husband. I'm not in contact with my family. Another good reason for a destination wedding. How cool that your wedding is your MOH's honeymoon. I love that. Also good idea that you have time alone too. We're looking forward to that part...!!! Your plans sound ideal. We haven't arranged a rehearsal dinner but it's something I think might be a good idea. Are you have a ceremony rehearsal?
Your journey to Antigua sounds like a nightmare but I'm sure it'll be worth it once you get there. I'm dreading the flight. (Terrified) but plan on getting lots of drugs from the doctor beforehand. haha
I love the idea of talking to other Antiguan brides so you ramble away. Hope you have a good weekend.
Talk to you soon.
Originally Posted by SarahTD
Your dress is gorgeous! Who's to say what is "too much"? Well, the bride is to say so it must be perfect. Maybe bring the veil with you and decide when you get there. I'll scope it out when I'm there and let you know how windy it is. Are you planning on the beach, garden or gazebo? I had initially wanted to do the beach, but all the beaches being public makes me nervous. Anyone could walk into your pictures or turn on a boom box right next to you. It probably wouldn't happen, but I still seem to worry about it. We'll go take pictures on the beach afterwards.
So what made you decide on a destination wedding in the first place and what made you choose Antigua? I think six people is perfect. Is it you guys and your parents? I honestly was shocked that we ended up with 5 couples coming with us but everyone decided to come. We've got both sets of parents, my best friend (and MOH) and her date, our friend who introduced us and her new husband (my wedding is her honeymoon) and my best friend from high school and her husband. Should be a really good group. We're going 6 days earlier than everyone else so we can have some time alone to hang out and scuba dive. The Saturday that everyone else arrives, we plan to let everyone rest and get used to the place and then have a welcome "party" at the pub after dinner. Then Sunday we'll all have a rehearsal dinner together and then Monday we get married. I'm trying not to overplan everybody because it's their vacation too.
I think I'm rambling now. Just excited to talk to another Antigua bride, I guess. Anyway, it's kind of a pain to get to Antigua from Texas. We're actually driving 4 hours to Houston so we can do the flight in 1 day. Everyone else is staying the night in Miami. If I had given it any thought other than that I just wanted to get the flying over with, I would have wanted to stay the night in Miami also because I've never been there.
Talk to you soon!