It’s our last day in Hawaii, but as we are packing up we couldn’t forget you! Yes, don’t worry, today we have a new Wedding Wednesdays Q&A and our topic is destination wedding locations: My fiance and I have decided to have a destination wedding, but we are struggling to find the right location. We want a remote location that our guests have never been to and most likely will never go again so that it’s really special. But, we do have some older guests and we’re worried about them being able to make it out to our location since there are a few hops to get there. Is there a way to have both? Or should we think about our guests first?
I think it’s wonderful that you are thinking about your wedding guests because it is important especially if it makes it particularly difficult for them. While your wedding is about the two of you, you want to have the people you love with you and if they can’t make it because you decided to hike up a hill to get married, that defeats the purpose. However, I do think you can find a place that has both.
I don’t know what your particular requirements are, but there are so many great destinations that you can find a location that pleases both your wants and will make your guests happy too. Every destination has areas that are more remote, so I think your best course of action is to pick a location that is relatively easy to get to initially, but on that island or area, find a wedding location or venue that is a little more remote.
Your guests can make a home base in the major town or city center and then you can pick a wedding location in an area outside of the tourist spot that most people don’t travel to. You can shuttle your guests there and back to make it easy and then you get the best of both worlds. And for your other wedding events, you can also pick activities in other more remote areas to get your guests exploring. This way, the travel portion is easy for your guests, but you also get the chance to share and experience things they wouldn’t have on their own.
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