Welcome! And congrats on your recent engagement!
We had a really hard time deciding on a destionation for our wedding. We have family scattered all over Canada and wanted something that was easy to get to and relatively decent priced. We first looked at Maui, after a little research we found it was just going to be way to expensive, especially for guests coming from the Maritimes and Ontario. We also were leaning more towards an all inclusive resort for our wedding as we are in our mid 20s and our friends and family like to party, eat and drink. It seemed like the most cost friendly way to do things.
We then started looking in Mexico, but as we want to be legally married, we found it is just a lot of work to have documents translated ect to get legally married in Mexico, plus we never really fell in love with a resort. We then found a resort in Jamaica that we have decided to get married at.
For us one of the most helpful things was to write a list of what we were looking for ex. resort size, amenities provided, cost ect. We also used a travel agent to help us narrow down our search.
By far choosing the destination and the resort was the most time consuming and stressful part of our whole wedding planning thus far. Good luck! You will find an amazing location for your dream wedding! Happy planning!
Originally Posted by McLecker
Hi there. I just got engaged on October 13th and after looking at every possible option in our home of Vancouver, BC we think we've decided to go away for a destination wedding. We are thinking November 2012 (as I don't want to do it over Christmas and really don't want to wait much longer than a year). Our guests will be coming from Vancouver, Ontario and Nova Scotia so we are looking for a location that will be easy for everyone to get to but also unique enough that our guests will have a fabulous time (we want it to be worth their expenditure since we know it is Their vacation too).
We are open to Jamaica, Mexico, Maui (though may be too cost-prohibitive for our guests) but would love suggestions for unique venues or locations where there is both exquisite scenary and adventure. One main thing is, I just don't want a cookie-cutter wedding in a resort where I'm one of 5 brides getting married that day, and am funnelled through. Any insights or advice would be greatly apprecaited as we basically have a blank canvas right now