Time to get started: If your dream has always been a big, extravagant wedding, and you like the stress of getting everything organized, hearing endless complaining, encountering unexpectedly rude behavior from family and friends (so you really can’t say anything), and having to negotiate the strong preferences (and personalities) of two families, then this article is not for you. By all means, enjoy. If you have often looked at your guest list and thought “I only really want to celebrate with half of these people” or “really? who cares what color the table linens are?” well then read on…..
250 guests….and counting: The guest list is one of the most difficult parts of planning a wedding. You have this magic number (based on most reception site requirements) and whether you are under or over, it can be very stressful. I have heard friends tell me that there were at least 50 people at their wedding that they didn’t even know! By planning a destination wedding, your options are more open ended because more of those “polite” invites are not going to plan their vacation around your wedding.
Get there and stay there: What a relief to not have to worry about transportation for you OR your guests. No need to worry about limos or buses or even hotel shuttles.