Ultimate Guide to Honeymoons from Weddington Way

Found this great post about Honeymoons over at Weddington Way and thought I would share with all of you! We’re still deciding what we’re going to do for ours with a bit of a wrench in our original plans. Click image to see a larger versionThe Ultimate Guide to The HoneymoonThe Ultimate Guide To The Honeymoon via Weddington Way.

Are you going to have a honeymoon? If so, where?

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Would you buy your wedding dress online?

I’m considering doing just that. I just can’t imagine spending more than a couple hundred dollars on a dress so I’ve been keeping my eye out online. I’d be open to one that was pre-loved, even. The only thing is that I don’t know exactly how they will look on me so that makes me a little nervous. After a bad experience with bridesmaid dress sizing a couple of months ago, I get nervous!

But, I am falling in love with this beauty from Simply Bridal... thoughts? Remember, I’m having a destination beach wedding!

 

Felicia Gown – Simply Bridal

 

Would you order your dress online? Have you? I’d love to hear about your experiences:

 

Shutterfly Free Photo Guest Book for Engaged Brides to Be!

I found this great freebie for engaged brides over at Style Me Pretty, (by the way, one of my must read bride inspiration blogs. Add that to your to read list, for sure!).

Shutterfly, from now until July 28th, is giving out a code for a free, customized guest book! Looks like it is a 8 X 11 hard copy book which is valued at least $40. It looks like a winner and I am definitely taking advantage of this giveaway… you should too!

Even if you already have your guest book idea planned you could make this into a cute engagement photo book gift for a family member. I’m thinking about passing it around at our “farewell brunch” the day most guests are leaving and asking them to share some memories of our wedding weekend & Jamaica. I’ll end up upgrading for about $5 to a different format, but I think it is still a great steal! Do you have an idea of how to use this?

Two of my favorite words are in the Shutterfly photo guestbook giveaway-- free & wedding!

Two of my favorite words are in the Shutterfly photo guestbook giveaway– free & wedding!

What kind of guest book did you have or are you planning to have?

Why I’m Having a Destination Wedding

People never fail to amuse me. Their reactions to the fact that I’m having a destination wedding in Jamaica have certainly lived up to that expectation. I’ve heard everything from people exclaiming that it is a genius idea to others who swear up and down my marriage won’t be legal and no one will attend. So, I thought I’d share with you a few reasons why a destination wedding was the right decision for me.*

*Remember, every persons situation is different. I certainly do not think everyone should have them. It is but one option to consider!

Families- Location & Joining Together: Our families have never met. Yes, you read that right. They live about 9 hours apart via car so no matter what someone would have to be traveling. The reason this is important is twofold– if people have to travel, might as well let them go somewhere amazing. And, this way they’ll get to know each other over more than just a couple rushed hours.

Small Number: Neither my fiance or I pictured our wedding as a huge gather with every extended family member and friend. By having a destination wedding we easily could have just our immediate families and make it a more intimate affair.

Travel: I’ll be honest here, I’ll take any excuse to travel! I’ve got that travel bug… big time. I also kind of feel like it is my duty to make sure my family travels out of the country. Time to get those passports!

I’d like to add one really important note. I don’t have “saving money” on this list. I actually think if we did something here we would have spent the same amount of money– what we can afford. We would have just had to cut in other ways since it would have had to have been a much larger guest list. Destination Wedding’s aren’t cheap… and I think that is a common misconception. We are doing a pretty budget wedding… but we are also paying for our trips, both of my younger sisters, and the photographers (flight & all-inclusive accommodation). That alone will be over 5k!

Would you consider having a destination wedding? Why or why not? I’d love to hear!