Question: How many guests are usually invited to a “Destination Wedding?”?
My girlfriend and I were talking about weddings last night, and I told her that my idea for a perfect wedding would be a “destination” wedding somewhere in Spain, Italy, or Greece. My thought is that it would be more fun, and we would be able to share our wedding day with those who matter most to us, rather than with extended relatives, friends of our parents, etc.
She liked the idea in theory, but she said that these weddings are usually very small – normally 20-25 guests total. She is the youngest of three kids, and her two brothers are already married and have kids of their own. She said that her parents, brothers, sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews would be 10 guests for her already, and she would want at least a few more relatives and close friends to be at her wedding.
Are most destination weddings really that small? Also, any ideas on how to have a nice (and fairly fancy) wedding for about 40-50 guests?
Answer by **Sara**
Question: Have you ever eloped/had a “destination wedding”?
If you’ve ever had a “destination” wedding or eloped, can you please tell me if you liked it or didn’t like it? Good and the bad?
Answer by Mo the Great
I was married this past June in Jamaica and it was the best decision we ever made. Check out www dot bestdestinationweddings dot com for more info on destination weddings.
Question: What counts as a “destination wedding?”?
We live in SE Michigan, and we want to get married in Chicago. It’s a 2 and a half to 3 hour drive for my family, add maybe 45 minutes to that for his. I was wondering if this counts as a destination wedding since it is out of state and is a couple hour drive, and if so, what is the etiquette for this? Am I expected to pay the travel costs to the guests?
Answer by HIS!
It’s probably technically a “destination wedding”. However you don’t have to pay the travel costs for your guests whether or not you have a destination wedding.
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