Destination weddings - the debate continues

By News, Published Apr 30, 2010

Many couples dream of exchanging wedding vows by the roaring ocean, surrounded by white doves and feeling the warm white sand between their toes.

If you live in a place such as central Michigan, that's probably not going to happen.

The solution for landlocked brides-to-be is obvious - have a destination wedding! But, we know that choosing to exchange wedding rings in a far-off locale can be fraught with problems.

According to, many wedding guests get pretty grumpy when they receive a destination wedding invitation in the mail.

"Some people just don't travel ... [and] sometimes I just really think it's the fear of the unknown," Nancy Barkley owner of Honeymoons and Get-A-Ways, told the new source. "You're doing a wedding in Costa Rica, and you might be inviting an aunt who lives somewhere in the midwest and who has never been on a plane before."

Barkley advises couples to take a few extra steps to make sure all wedding invitees are happy. Brides and grooms should confirm with must-have guests, and tell people a gift isn't necessary.

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