Wahoo! You’re getting married! As soon as you start flaunting your ring you’ll be barraged with questions--first they’ll want to know when, but then they’ll want to know where. Of course the latter question has endless answers.
Are you a hometown girl or more of a jetsetter? Will you get married in the same church you were baptized in, or will you travel to the tropics for an island affair? Both options present lots of things to ponder. While ultimately this is your big day, you’ll definitely want to consider your family and friends when making this decision.
Sticking close to home has its benefits, especially if your guest list is already over 200. (And that’s not including your hubby-to-be’s friends, yikes!) If you have your heart set on having a day filled to the brim with everyone you love in a place you know and love, a hometown wedding is a great choice.
On the other hand, why not turn the event into a once-in-a-lifetime experience for all of your guests? Destination weddings are a great way to make your big day a big experience for everyone. Throwing your event on an an exotic beach or a far-flung locale allows your guests the pleasure of enjoying a vacation while celebrating with you. But keep in mind that destination weddings are expensive and/or logistically tough for guests, and you may not get the turnout you’re hoping for once the RSVPs start rolling in.
Carefully talk through your options with family and friends, but ultimately it is your decision to make. Generally speaking a church or hometown wedding is a bigger event, and destination weddings are usually more intimate affairs, so it might come down to the size of your guest list.
Either way, just follow your heart and you’ll have a perfect day!