Destination Weddings

We have recelenty decided to do a Destination Wedding instead of our in town wedding.  My question is does anyone have any tips for a DW bride.  I don't feel like we are getting much help on websites and I don't really want to buy a package deal as I have not found one worth it.  We are going to be getting married on Kailua Beach on Oahu, Hawaii.  Thanks for any help ladies!

Posted on October 30, 2011 at 5:30 pm
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SanFran
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Ooo! We've had a few Hawaii PWers.  You could try these groups:


http://www.projectwedding.com/groups/boards/destination-weddings


http://www.projectwedding.com/groups/boards/hawaii-brides


They're not super active, though, as you can tell.  You can still post your questions on the main forum.  You can put the location of your wedding in the post title so it can better catch the attention of people familiar with the location. 


Good luck!  I had initially wanted a Hawaii wedding myself!

Posted on October 30, 2011 at 5:48 pm
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Check out bestdestinationwedding.com You'll get a lot of helpful info on that site :)

Posted on October 31, 2011 at 3:54 am
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It can be such a difficult process to start planning! I am getting married in Key West and I was so frustrated by the packages that it seemed everybody was offering. What I ended up doing was searching wedding planners and officients-even though that wasn't something I was looking to book at the time. Most of them had lists of ceremony and reception locations.


I know Jocemae just got married in Hawaii...this weekend I think. You could PM her and see if she has any tips? It might be a bit before she gets back to you.


Good luck!!

Posted on October 31, 2011 at 4:02 am
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Try to choose a place that has a Wedding Co-Ordinator as part of the package. Also, check to see if you are able to choose outside vendors/items. Tripadvisors was a great source for helping to choose a resort. The reviews are from "real" people!


Also, as noted above, bestdestinationwedding.com is a great resource, plus check destinationwedding.com. Good luck on planning.

Posted on October 31, 2011 at 5:08 am
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We're doing a DW in wine country in Northern California (not the same, but still). I didn't do anything with a package. I just sort of threw it together and did a lot of internet reaseach on what was there. Our wedding is very small though, so we're actually just having dinner at a restaurant.

Posted on October 31, 2011 at 10:06 am
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I'm having a destination wedding in Puerto Rico and they really don't offer any packages. I would guess a package is easier, but your stuck with what they give you. I prefer to piece it together myself so I can pick and chose what I want. I am hiring a day of coordinator and she's great. She also provides a list of reputable vendors. Check out weddingwire.com for reviews of other brides in the area and for some vendor suggestions.

Posted on October 31, 2011 at 2:54 pm
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Because destination wedding means travelling far from the home......You may need some extra time for all your planning........Because you have to research for venue, vendors and so many more things at that place......Send “Save the Date” card in advance for the destination wedding....say around 8 or 9 months prior to your wedding date....That much time gives your guests sufficient time to make all the major arrangements like booking and all......Search the vendors and book them before time.....
Posted on November 2, 2011 at 12:02 am

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