Recent Destination Wedding Posts

Let The Planning Commence!

Posted by gerber on Apr 19, 2012

As a born and bred Cape Town girl who now finds herself settled in the land of Red, White and Blue, it was only natural for me to have my wedding in Cape Town. Yes, this does, in a sense, mean a destination wedding and it also means dragging a large portion of the guest list across the globe to have them celebrate with me.

This thought excites and terrifies me at the same time; but Cape Town is a city so close to my heart and is without a doubt one of the most beautiful places in the world and so I am thrilled to have the opportunity to share it with my new friends and family.

When it comes to planning a Cape Town wedding you really have two options for your backdrop. Wine lands or Seaside. Once you have made this decision the planning may commence…

I opted for seaside.

While I am planning a destination wedding I am also planning an elaborate vacation for around 40 people. This includes flights, accommodations, activities, sightseeing, meals, transportation, and everything else you might get from a full blown tour guide. Except I am a bride, in a pretty white dress with a whole bunch else going on at the same time.

A wedding website is possibly the easiest way to keep guests up to date with your wedding events. The hard part is getting guests to keep up with the website.

Taking care of the guests

Posted by lilac on Jul 11, 2011

Since nothing about the wedding was related to a hotel, I gave guests a list of local lodging and didn’t do welcome bags or anything.

My extremely conscientious maid of honor decided to make bathroom baskets for the women and the men.

The men's restroom basket

New Bud on the Block – Honeysuckle

Posted by honeysuckle on Jun 21, 2011

Why…Heelllloooo there! I am Honeysuckle Bud and I am the newest edition to the garden! I am really excited to be a part of this great Wedding Planning community and I just can’t wait to start posting with all my ideas!

So a little about me? Well… I am a Mid-Twenties Quirky and Enthusiastic Midwestern Princess, addicted to Starbucks Caramel Macchiatos and Red Bull Energy Drinks. Hater of Turnips and Slow Drivers. I am a lister of lists and stresser-outer by nature. I love to laugh and go to the movies…I have seen 18 movies to date this year alone. (I don’t even want to think about how much money I spend on Movies every week.) I currently work at a local bank as a Personal Banker but always looking for bigger and better things. The last 5 years of my life were working 60 hours/wk in Sales and while planning my wedding, I wanted something as stress free as possible so I went to Banker’s Hours…literally!

Vegas Anyone?

Posted by bridalbuds on Apr 18, 2011

Elope.  The wonderfully simple and delightfully complex word. How I love thee.

The Cymbies are under the 75 day mark. One would think that I would be super excited. Sadly, I’m simply tired. I’m sick and tired of weddings and all things associated! Is that wrong? For this very reason is why I have been taking an extended siesta from the Garden. I’m sick of making decisions about things that never interested me and tired of writing checks and swiping my credit card.