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    Bummer!
    I knew that would be the case!
    Ugh! I'm all for throwing some cash at the situation to make it go away but I don't want to be ripped off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GucciDahling View Post
    Thanks ladies!
    Australian v American etiquette if there is such a thing (or expectations as the case may be)
    If you have a wedding away from home, are you obligated or should you, pay for accom for others? If not for all guests then at least parents and maybe wedding party?
    I love the treasury building - and everything is easy to organise in melb including flowers, hair, make up, photographer etc.
    The winery is beautiful but kind of in the middle of nowhere so organising things would be harder and give me a headache!
    And to be honest (no one vomit please!) I actually don't give a toss about the wedding. I just want to be married to my DF. Watching him become a dad, with our son, his support and love to me, i just want to tell our family and close friends that I want to be with him forever
    We had a destination wedding (close to home sort of for us, but a lot of guests had to travel). Guests paid for their own accommodation but did receive a discount if they chose to stay at the resort, we also sent out info for other available accommodation that was cheaper (and still walking distance to venue). We paid for the best man's room for the 1 night, and offered to pay for my maid of honour (she refused). A few guests even rented a holiday house and split the cost between them, there was about 12 of them so it worked out really cheap. And because of the destination and time of year, most of them made it into a mini holiday anyway.

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    will be married a year in March. Planned it all myself with no input other than veto-ing.

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    For those of you who had a destination wedding, how did you organise it from so far away? Did anyone NOT visit their actual venue before the wedding? Eg I am in Vic, and thinking about planning a wedding in QLD- we can't afford to go just for a look, we can only go for the actual event. Did anyone else do this, and how?

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    Quote Originally Posted by [Mod] Nomsie View Post
    For those of you who had a destination wedding, how did you organise it from so far away? Did anyone NOT visit their actual venue before the wedding? Eg I am in Vic, and thinking about planning a wedding in QLD- we can't afford to go just for a look, we can only go for the actual event. Did anyone else do this, and how?
    I did everything via email and phone. We didn't see our venue in person until we arrived 2 days before the wedding. We were emailed lots of photos though so had an idea of how it would look (looked so much in real life!!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by [Mod] Nomsie View Post
    For those of you who had a destination wedding, how did you organise it from so far away? Did anyone NOT visit their actual venue before the wedding? Eg I am in Vic, and thinking about planning a wedding in QLD- we can't afford to go just for a look, we can only go for the actual event. Did anyone else do this, and how?
    Clearly I haven't done it but from what girlfriends have said, it's kind of like organising holiday from your home. It's in another location but you organise it online and on the phone.

    Also depending on where you are thinking - at a resort for example, they would have an events coordinator who would help you with everything!

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    Quote Originally Posted by [Mod] Nomsie View Post
    For those of you who had a destination wedding, how did you organise it from so far away? Did anyone NOT visit their actual venue before the wedding? Eg I am in Vic, and thinking about planning a wedding in QLD- we can't afford to go just for a look, we can only go for the actual event. Did anyone else do this, and how?
    I've done this. I got married in France. We first pick a venue I had been to years ago.
    But 2 months prior to the wedding we had to chance ALL our plans and get married in another city 😳
    So we booked a venue that we had never seen/visited.

    Based our decision on lots of pictures (from the website of the venue but also from weddings that happened there). They sent us the floor plan so we could organize the reception.

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    Paid the first of the deposits today!
    Aghhh!
    Before I hit "pay" on my net banking, I kept saying to DF "some of these are non refundable! You only have the next 60 seconds to back out!" He did not find that amusing!

    Annoying bank who limits my daily amount. It's going to take me 3 days to pay all the deposits!

    But it's real now! All that's left is to finalise the rings and sort out a hairdresser! And I've chosen my ring and just waiting for the hairdresser to get back to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by [Mod] Nomsie View Post
    For those of you who had a destination wedding, how did you organise it from so far away? Did anyone NOT visit their actual venue before the wedding? Eg I am in Vic, and thinking about planning a wedding in QLD- we can't afford to go just for a look, we can only go for the actual event. Did anyone else do this, and how?
    A beach wedding was what my dh and I originally wanted. Obviously things changed. We looked into it though and almost booked a resort elopement package. It included 3 nights stay, celebrant, witnesses (it was only going to be us and our son), hair and make up, photography (I probably would have changed this though), champagne after ceremony and a 3 course meal. From memory it was $799 per person. I never looked at any others but I'm sure they would be available. Like a pp said, a lot of resorts have event coordinators who can help you sort out all the details.

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    Found and bought bridesmaid dress today. For the exorbitant price of $99!
    It was $400, reduced to $350, then $175 and now it's the last one, $99!
    And in the size we need!

    Is it creepy that I bought the same bridesmaid dress as my makeup artist had at her wedding a month ago? And is it creepier still that the reason I know it's what she had because her photographer, who is also my photographer, posted some pictures on her blog?

    It feels a little stalkerish!


 

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