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Your reasons for having a destination wedding?

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#101 Lia33

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  • Wedding Date:July 18, 2015
  • Wedding Location:Valentin Imperial Maya Riviera Maya, Mexico
  • LocationNew York

Posted 16 August 2014 - 12:25 PM

My reasons are similar!


~ With a local wedding there is much more obligation to invite more people


~ Better chance of a majority of the invites to show up (even if you can do without it) whereas there is less of a turnout for a DW - saving you money and making it more intimate


~ Doing a wedding/reception is SOOO expensive in NY - a DW is more expensive than I thought but still doesn't come even close to the cost of planning something at home. 


~ So much more planning goes into a local wedding - more stress!


~ It's one day/ several hours of celebration locally instead of a celebration/vacation for everyone


~ We love the beach :-)

#102 Qiana1Parker

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    Posted 25 August 2014 - 04:16 AM

    In destination wedding, There is no family drama because they both meet on the mutual groud.

    It helps to reduce the guests list.

    can enjoy quality of time with loved ones.

    Theu're perfect for second marriage and cost effective.

    #103 deecol

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    • Wedding Date:April 30, 2016
    • Wedding Location:Grand Bahia Principe Coba, Riviera Maya, Mexico
    • LocationToronto, Canada

    Posted 02 April 2015 - 11:32 AM

    My fiancé is from London, England and I'm from Toronto, Canada.  We live in Canada now, and rather than have just his family and friends fly over here or have all my side fly over there we decided that we make it fair and have everyone travel.  It's also a great way for our family and friends to get to know each other, and everyone is really looking forward to a holiday.



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    #104 IzzyDeee

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    • Wedding Date:May 6, 2015
    • Wedding Location:Riu Montego Bay Jamaica
    • LocationLondon Ontario

    Posted 02 April 2015 - 12:10 PM

    My FI and I knew before we were even engaged that we wanted to do a destination wedding
    And since we live in Canada weddings can be extremely expensive around here; anywhere from 20k-150k for all expenses around here! It also gave us a chance to have a 2 week vacay !! First week with family and friends then the next just the 2 of us ️ Everyone loved the idea as well so that really sealed the deal!

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    #105 beckys98

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    • Wedding Date:June 11, 2015
    • Wedding Location:Iberostar Rose Hall Suites Montego Bay

    Posted 03 April 2015 - 07:01 AM

    My fiance grew up in Jamaica, so that is an obvious reason!


    We are also fairly non-traditional and like that a DW gives you more freedom to break the rules. People have less expectations of what is normal, and are just so excited to be in a beautiful location having fun that the little details don't matter as much.


    We also live in Chicago where even a moderate wedding costs $60k-$70k. I will gladly spend a fraction of that to spend a WEEK with our guests instead of one day.


    We both also feel the most as peace when we're at the beach.


    So it was a complete no-braner to us!

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