Destination Weddings: Avoiding Hidden Charges?

Q: What hidden charges should I be aware of at the resorts?

A: The best way to not be surprised by hidden costs is to assume they exist and ask lots of questions to uncover them. Resorts charge per item for a number of things from setup fees for the ceremony and reception to closure and cake-cutting fees. Make sure you know every charge that will be applied to your bill before signing anything.-- JoAnn Gregoli


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Q&A: Invitations: Destination Wedding Etiquette?

My fiance and I are getting married in Maui and know that not all the 200 guests we would like to invite will make it. When we come back home, we are going to have a reception for everyone not able to make the trip. I've read that when getting married away and returning home to a reception, you should only send out wedding invitations to those you know can and will attend the wedding, then send out separate invitations for the reception. We both feel very strongly about sending invitations to everyone and then including (at the bottom) that a reception will be held in our honor when we return. We are afraid that if we follow etiquette, we will hurt people's feelings. Do we follow the rules or do what we feel is right?

by The Knot