Destination Weddings: Wedding Package Vendors?

Q: If a resort offers a wedding package, how do I determine if the vendors are reliable or reputable?

A: Always ask to see all of the vendor's work and make sure it meets your expectations. If possible, speak with each of the vendors personally -- ask them about their experience and let them know what you're looking for. Ask to speak to other couples as refrences. You should also be wary of vendors with multiple responsibilities (a DJ who is also the caterer, for example).-- 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