Destination Wedding? Don’t Ditch Your Family for the Honeymoon

Cool your jets! Just because you married at a faraway location doesn’t mean you can ditch your family and friends

newlyweds on beach

One of the best aspects of a destination wedding in a resort locale is that you don't have to travel far to your honeymoon location. But you do have to consider your guests before you kick off the honeymoon.

A bride-to-be asks:
“We don’t want to waste any time. Can we start our honeymoon as soon as the reception ends?”

The Wedding Guru says:
Keep in mind that your guests have traveled to celebrate with you, so sending them off is a nice touch. You don’t need to escort everyone to the airport, of course, but most couples host an informal good-bye event — such as a post-wedding brunch — as a way of saying “thanks” one last time. Plus, you want to give yourselves at least 24 hours to regroup and repack, don’t you?

» More from The Wedding Guru
» Submit a question to the Wedding Guru
» Hudson Valley Weddings


Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit Module Edit ModuleShow Tags

Your To-Dos Before the I-Dos

About This Blog

Tying the knot shouldn't put knots in your stomach, so whether you're the blushing bride, hubby-to-be, or even a wedding guest, The Wedding Guru Judy Lewis can answer all of your wedding-related questions.

This blog hails from, the one-stop resource for services and products, promotions and specials, a Regional Bridal Show schedule, Wed Shop, and links to money-saving and wedding-related Web sites.

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Our free, totally awesome newsletter

Sign up for Hudson Valley Today!

Sign up for Hudson Valley Today!

Sign me up for VIP offers, too!

Edit Module
Edit Module