May 22

Rant or Rave: Paying the Price for Your Dream Destination

This week, we’ve been talking a lot about destination weddings. We love the idea of jetting off to some distant shore to tie the knot in style, but with any discussion of a destination also comes the question of cost.

What would you expect your family and friends to dish out for your destination wedding? How would you try to keep the costs down? Do you think prohibitive prices are a detriment to wedding destinations, or is the fact that your wedding would end up small and exclusive a plus? Does the price of your dream destination make you want to rant or rave?

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Katie M. is a Writer at Wedding Paper Divas. She has the privilege of viewing nearly every piece of stationery before it goes up on the website, giving her the ultimate inside scoop on upcoming trends in the stationery world. She loves classic designs with a surprising twist, and enjoys finding new ways to express her ever-evolving personal style—a blend of traditional glamour and bohemian whimsy that makes Wedding Paper Divas a perfect fit! In addition to her love for writing, Katie is obsessed with health and fitness, skincare, UC Santa Barbara, all things adorable, the beach, dancing, cooking, getting real mail, fresh flowers, discount shopping, and shoes (who isn’t?). Katie is a contributing editor to Diva Dialogue. Be sure to check out her recurring feature, “Rant or Rave.”

5 thoughts on “Rant or Rave: Paying the Price for Your Dream Destination

  1. anonymous

    as a guest to an upcoming destination i am torn. i think its a lot of fun and a great excuse for a vacation. however, it forces me to spend money on a destination that i have already been to several times. personally, i’d much rather use that time and money for a trip of my choosing. luckily, not everyone is obligated to attend such events, but you don’t have a choice when it’s your sister. :-/

  2. maylea

    I guess when comes down to destination wedddings, the couples should only invite people closest to their hearts… Couples can also tie up with local wedding planners to help them with all the planning and stuff… :)

  3. MidwestElle

    I kind of have a destination wedding, in that 95% of our guests will have to travel to Iowa. Thankfully they won’t have to fly to a resort, but I still feel weird about having everyone come to us.

    Luckily, my close friends understand why we’ve chosen to have the wedding in our new hometown, but still…

  4. Jenna

    There are like 4 couples at my company currently planning pretty large weddings in exotic destinations. It seems pretty outrageous to me but I guess if everyone can afford it, why not?

  5. adias.angel

    We love our location!! Our guests get a week in the Riviera Maya in a luxury all-inclusive for $1500. All of our family was very happy with the price tag.

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