PW Guide Article: Destination Wedding Etiquette

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Destination Wedding Etiquette

Destination wedding etiquette is absolutely key in planning your dream event!

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Posted on January 7, 2010 at 6:49 am
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Great article. It made me feel a sense of relief that I'm doing everything ok. :)

Posted on January 7, 2010 at 6:54 am
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When doing a destination wedding, is it proper to pay for your bridal party as well? How does that all work out?

Posted on March 3, 2010 at 4:44 am
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These are good to know. Thank you very much for this post.

Posted on August 16, 2010 at 3:00 am
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These are some great tips! There is so much to think about when planning a destination wedding. Love the welcome bag idea, will use the idea for sure.

Posted on March 15, 2011 at 4:41 pm
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I am providing welcome bags. As far as the gifts and shower go, the etiquette isn't different from a wedding at home. Etiquette states that you never put registry info on the invite anyway and you don't invite people to showers who aren't invited to the wedding or AHR. All the guests invited to my shower (70 plus) know that they I'm having a DW and many have already said they wish they could come but they'll be sure to be at the AHR. 


 


Also, the guest list number really is hard for anyone to say. Especially with the economy, more people find it difficult to find extra money for a wedding away. Especially if it requires passports and other things you wouldn't typically have to get. Our list started out with about 60-70 people for Jamaica but we will only have 26 including ourselves in attendance.

Posted on March 15, 2011 at 7:49 pm
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Jennifer, just as in a home wedding, the bridal party pays their own way. If you're able to pay for part of the trip or other expenses for them that is great, but it is not required or expected. At least it shouldn't be. I'm getting my girls many nice gifts and having a welcome party and farewell send off to thank all of our guests incl. BP for attending.

Posted on March 15, 2011 at 7:52 pm
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Great tips. Counting down to my DW in JA!

Posted on March 20, 2011 at 3:50 am
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I'm getting married close to home, because I want to have lots of friends and family there, plus all my church family as well, but a destination wedding sounds fun...maybe I'll suggest it to my younger sister.

Posted on May 31, 2011 at 6:32 am
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Im also having a destination wedding SunnyDBride. I am excited and we know that our guest list will be small.  What kind of web sites or resources do you use to give you ideas for favors / welcome baskets or thank yous for the guest?


 I want to make sure my guest and bridal party know I am happy they decided to come.  

Posted on October 10, 2012 at 6:50 am

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