Destination Weddings: Marriage License?

Q: Who handles the necessary paperwork for a marriage license?

A: Some resorts will handle the paperwork for you, but in most cases you and your fiance will need to go to the local town hall and secure a marriage license for yourselves. This is one of the first things you should check on when you decide on your wedding destination. For more on what paperwork you'll need to bring, check out wedding license requirements .-- 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