Admittedly, wedding etiquette can cause a serious headache. It can be hard planning when you have no idea where to start. Research and questions can easily pile up.
Destination weddings make no exception. If you plan on having a destination wedding in Denver, you should read on, because we have gathered some important information about wedding etiquette for you.
- Send the Save the Dates as early as possible. If you are not having a destination wedding, it is perfectly acceptable for you to send your Save the Date cards out between three and four months before the actual wedding date. However, if you are planning a destination wedding, your guests will need to make travel arrangements – so you should send your Save the Dates eight to twelve months in advance.
- You can have a smaller guest list. In general, destination weddings tend to be smaller and more intimate – not because you cannot have a wedding for hundreds of people while away, but because it’s more probable a smaller number of guests will be able to travel for your wedding. If you want to, you can have a small, intimate wedding at your chosen destination, and a larger party when you get back home.
- You don’t have to pay for your wedding party’s travel expenses. You can do it, of course, but you are not obliged to. What is highly recommended is that you are considerate of their expenses – your guests will appreciate it!
- Likewise, you are not required to pay for your guests’ other meals. You will, obviously, pay for the wedding dinner itself, but you are generally not expected to pay for anything else. If you want to show them how much you appreciate them, it is a nice gesture from you to pay for another meal as well (perhaps a welcome dinner or an after-wedding brunch?).
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