Destination wedding etiquette : Guests and their travel expenses
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This subject is very tacky but still it seems that we have it everywhere while we have to plan a destination wedding. We mentioned many times before while we were talking also even about bridesmaids, and whole wedding party , now we will break this subject in pieces from attire to their meals.
The best way to do it is to understand that is: in case that you are planing your wedding even in a village 50mi from your town are you going to pay all the expenses for your guests? No, and the same answer is with destination wedding just they have to travel more than 50mi 🙂
So keep on your mind that you have to cover the expenses for your wedding party as usual so here is the list for you and for your guests:
Pre wedding festive:
as you already know parties like rehearsal dinner,bridesmaids’ luncheon,bachelors’ dinner it’s on you.
Your chosen wedding party for destination wedding have to organize and cover the expenses for bridal shower, bachelor party, or any additional parties or showers.
Wedding Party Attire
This part with modern times becomes really optional even for traditional home-town wedding so basically now we can say that the rule is that if you as a Bride or Groom wants something very special for your wedding party attire you should cover the expenses for it or at least that difference from the usual prices.
You’re not obligated to foot the bill for any of their travel expenses. That includes plane tickets, car rentals, accommodations and any meals and activities that aren’t included in the wedding festivities. But you should hook up your girls—and the other guests, for that matter—with a reasonably-priced place to stay. Do some research, ask about group discounts, even look into renting a villa or two for the bridal party. Of course, if you have the funds to offset some of your bridesmaids’ other expenses, there’s no reason not to, and they’ll love you even more for your thoughtfulness.
But still don’t be confused with wedding transportation, you still have to organize and pay for it if you are going to have ceremony and reception on two different places.
Any meal that’s part of the festivities should be covered—in most cases, that would include a welcome dinner and/or a rehearsal dinner, the reception itself, and a day-after brunch, also like for traditional home town wedding.But in case of destination wedding it would be nice, if you can afford to, to pick up the tab whenever possible—treat your pals to a daily breakfast, for example. After all, they’re making the trek to be a part of your wedding on their own dime, so anything you can do to offset some of their expenses will make them adore you even more.
Excursions and daily fun
As it is very optional even for you to plan the it’s also optional for your guests to attend to all of them, and there is only one rule and that is for brides especially,if you are paying these excursions or not, don’t be a travel guide and too bossy no body wants to have schedules all the time. keep on your mind that maybe some of your guests will not be able to go for a holidays because they decided to support you on your wedding day.