Are you a destination bride?
1. Your idea of the “perfect” wedding can be described as:
a) A traditional ceremony in your house of worship followed by
a banquet hall shindig.
b) Barefoot on the beach followed by a tiki-torch-lined BBQ.
c) A beautiful location surrounded by your loved ones.
2. How many guests do you envision attending your ceremony?
a) 250++… Your parents’ friends, and even the dog groomer will
make your invite list.
b) 2-50… your nearest and dearest only.
c) 50-150… Loved ones and liked ones.
3. Think about your invite list. Where do your guests live?
a) Everyone lives in your hometown.
b) Your fiancé’s family is from the U.K. and Argentina, and your
ex-college roommates live across the globe. Guests are going
to travel no matter where your wedding is.
c) Guests are scattered across the country, but you still have a
decent hometown contingent.
4. How will you react if some close family and friends cannot
attend your wedding?
a) Burst into tears, get reallyoffended, anddenounce themas friends.
b) Offer to help subsidize the cost for those who can’t afford it.
c) You will understand, but feel slightly disappointed.
5) How comfortable are you getting married at a place you’ve
never seen before?
a) Comfortable? You’ll freak out if you cannot visit the venue at
least five times in advance.
b) Photos and reviews are enough to ease your mind — it’s the
beach after all!
c) You’re not thrilled, but with the help of a wedding consultant,
you’ll trust that other brides have done it in the past.
6) You’ve dreamt about having rare Pigeon Orchids in your
bouquet, and serving your favourite Pinot Noir with dinner only
to find out that the resort cannot accommodate either request.
How do you react?
a) Cancel your destination wedding altogether because you
must, must, must have every detail (which you’ve dreamed
about since birth) become a reality at your wedding.
b) Compromise and choose a different flower and wine.
c) Throw a mini-temper tantrum. Then once you’ve calmed
down, you consider a compromise.
7) Are you able to relinquish some control when it comes to
wedding planning?
a) No way! You’re actually comfortable identifying yourself as
a bridezilla.
b) Absolutely. You trust the professionals, and know that a
destination wedding is not the same as a hometown gig.
c) Somewhat. You’re still a bit of a control freak, but know that
a destination wedding will require some form of compromise
on your part.
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