Destination Weddings: Risk Bad Weather?

Q:

My location has a high and low season, and we'd really like to take advantage of the great deals during the low season. But are the savings worth the possibility of bad weather?

A:

The answer is an unequivocal no! Though prices may be reduced significantly -- ignore them. Weather during the low season is unpredictable: hurricane season in the Caribbean is especially infamous and an imminent storm could easily result in a cancellation of the festivities altogether. Wedding plans may be safer towards the tail end of the season, but in general, don't risk it.

-- 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