Destination Weddings: Getting a Rabbi to Our Destination?

Q:

We are Jewish and it doesn't sound like there are any Rabbis on my island. What should we do?

A:

This is a very common issue with weddings in the Caribbean. In the event that there is no rabbi on the island and you want to be married by one, you can either fly one in with you from the U.S., or fly one in from a neighboring island. Both St. Thomas and Puerto Rico have rabbis.

-- JoAnne 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