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Your reasons for having a destination wedding?

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#91 LilyPotter

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  • Wedding Date:July 14, 2014
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Posted 02 March 2014 - 10:08 AM

I've dreamed about Fiji all my life, and neither me nor my FI wanted a big wedding. We didn't really see the point of using lots of money on something we didn't want, so we arranged a trip around the world, and combine the wedding with the honeymoon... We'll be gone for 1,5 months, and it's our perfect vacation/wedding/honeymoon. There will only be the two of us, with two photographers, a videographer (both from New Zealand) and my makeup artist (local from Fiji).

We save a lot of money, and the money we do use, is only for the two of us! Gone all out with the best hotels and resorts, and one of the most important thing is the photos and video for our parents and friends (and of course ourselves).

This is our day, and we are VERY happy with how we are going to do it :) Nobody in our family knows about this, so they are getting a huge surprise when we get back to Norway <3
July 14th 2014, Taveuni Island, Fiji

#92 GingerJ228

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  • Wedding Date:June 8, 2014
  • Wedding Location:NOW Sapphire
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Posted 02 March 2014 - 11:23 AM

There were a few deciding factors in our decision to have a DW.

1 - I have always wasted to get married on the beach.  

2- We love to travel

3 - I was engaged to be married about 5 years ago so I kind of felt like.. been there, done that (planned a huge wedding once and would never do it again).

4 - We live in NYC and DW 20,000 vs 120,000 for the 400 guest we would have had to invite.  I'd rather save the money or buy a bigger house.  

5 - We want it to be intimate and knew that only our nearest and earnest would come. 


#93 beccafries

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    Posted 03 March 2014 - 11:29 AM

    Great reasons as well 

    #94 cindyd

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    • Wedding Date:November 6, 2014
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    Posted 03 March 2014 - 01:59 PM

    My family is from New Brunswick Canada and his family is from Alberta Canada Seemed like a good compromise!!

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    #95 jswllms

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      Posted 11 March 2014 - 06:32 PM

      I'm doing it for the cost and I didn't want this big elaborate wedding

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      #96 mysticjade

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      • Wedding Date:May 1, 2015
      • Wedding Location:Royalton White Sands, Montego Bay, Jamaica
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      Posted 16 March 2014 - 04:59 PM

      DW = 300 of my parents friends won't show up at my wedding! That and cost. ;)

      #97 Kyliewylie

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      Posted 03 April 2014 - 05:08 PM

      1) always pictured a beach wedding

      2) keeps it as an intimate affair, and totally fun

      3) thought it would be a lot cheaper - key word is "thought"

      #98 Mangosong

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      • Wedding Location:Costa Rica!
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      Posted 15 August 2014 - 07:54 PM

      - I feel like it will eliminate a lot of the invite/guest list drama, ie: parents say we have to invite cousins x,y,z that we haven't seen in 15+ years.

      - And as part of above, I feel like the people who really want to be there, will make an effort and a commitment.

      - And also feel it will eliminate a lot of drama my friends went through (although I'm sure I will have my own).

      - We live in NYC and it is SUPER crazy expensive to have a wedding here, and I think it will be a little cheaper.

      - I'm am, but I'm not into a lot of the traditional stuff... like a wedding dress. I can't see myself spending over like $200... so this gives me an excuse to wear something a little more casual.

      - I LOVE traveling, but never been here before.

      - I wasn't super crazy excited about planning anything here, but got into it with a DW.

      #99 Tiffany1221

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      Posted 16 August 2014 - 05:33 AM

      Our guest list was over 200 guests. Having a wedding in the states is ridiculously overpriced.

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      #100 calgarybride2015

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      • Wedding Date:January 21, 2015
      • Wedding Location:Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya
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      Posted 16 August 2014 - 05:45 AM

      My family is from New Brunswick Canada and his family is from Alberta Canada Seemed like a good compromise!!

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      Yup! All our family has travel anyways (we are Ontario, Alberta and BC) and I love to travel :)

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