Destination Weddings: Avoiding Rainy Season?

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We definitely want to have our ceremony, if not our whole reception, outside. How do I find out the rainy season for the locations that I am considering?

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Rain is one thing many couples fear will put a damper on their special day -- it's certainly one thing you can't control! Luckily, you can hedge your bets. There are a number of online resources that specify the rainy seasons for places around the world. The CIA World Factbook and any of the major travel guide websites are great places to start. For a complete list of the best places to get married during each month, check out Destination Wedding Basics: The Best Times to Get Married .


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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