Laura
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Are you getting married in your hometown?

Laura, on February 19, 2018 at 12:05 PM Posted in Community Conversations 0 64
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Are you getting married where you grew up / the place you consider to be your hometown?

If not, why did you choose the city/state/country where you're getting married?

Are you getting married in your hometown? 1

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  • futuremrsrichardson
    Devoted October 2018
    futuremrsrichardson ·
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    I am! I actually live in NYC now but it was my dream to get married in my hometown of Texas. Most of my family lives in Texas and my fiancé has a very small family. Many of my friends from the NE have not been to Texas so I am so excited to show them my hometown!
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  • Brianna
    VIP May 2018
    Brianna ·
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    Nope! My parents moved from the place I grew up last year, and no one lives in that town anymore. It would be pointless to have the wedding there with no one actually living there. I've never lived where they live now, so I wouldn't want to get married there either.

    We are getting married where FH and I currently live. It's easier to plan where to actually live anyways.

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  • Michelle
    VIP September 2018
    Michelle ·
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    We’re getting married in my FHs hometown. His parents live lakeside. It’s a small town and we spend a LOT of time there already. It’s about three hours away from our house, and an hour away from any large city. It’s been a little challenging to find vendors but I just loved the idea of having it be somewhere we have a connection to.
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  • Married and Loving It!
    Super February 2018
    Married and Loving It! ·
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    We are getting married about 30 minutes north or where we live now. My FH grew up about 45 minutes from there- I was born and raised in FL. I did not want to travel for my wedding unless I was eloping.
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  • B
    Dedicated May 2019
    Bride2Be ·
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    We're getting married in our hometown, but we still live locally, so it makes sense.
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  • starsinwaves
    VIP November 2018
    starsinwaves ·
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    Nope. I’m from NYC and it’s just way too expensive. We decided on a beach wedding in Florida. FH is from Ohio but doesn’t have family there anymore so that didn’t make sense either.
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  • Kaylyn
    Super May 2019
    Kaylyn ·
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    We’re not getting married in my FW hometown but we’re getting married in her home state, Texas.
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  • Kallie
    Super November 2017
    Kallie ·
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    We got married in the city where we first met.

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  • Mac2Bee
    Devoted September 2018
    Mac2Bee ·
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    FH and I grew up about 15 miles of each other. We are getting married in the town that sits between our two hometowns - the perfect compromise.

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  • HowCo Industries
    VIP September 2018
    HowCo Industries ·
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    I grew up a lot of places. I have a "hometown" but didn't live there through high school and only have the smallest number of friends there.
    The FH is from South Carolina, we have met in and live in Charleston, so this is my new hometown! Our city is very important to us and we're trying to incorporate it as much as possible.
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  • Mrs. Danihel
    Expert May 2018
    Mrs. Danihel ·
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    We are getting married in our hometown. We're we both were born, raise and still currently living.
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  • M
    Dedicated May 2018
    Melissa ·
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    We are getting married in our hometown as we both still reside there and the bulk of our guests are living in the area as well.
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  • Toline
    Dedicated June 2019
    Toline ·
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    We're getting married in our hometown! We've moved away from there, but both sets of parents and lots of family friends who will be invited still live there, so it made sense Smiley smile plus, it's a gorgeous area so it works out perfectly
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  • Mrs. Sponge
    Master April 2018
    Mrs. Sponge ·
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    I am an Air Force brat so I grew up all over. FH is from South Florida but moved to CT for college. We live in Western MA and are getting married in central MA. We just fell in love with the venue and the drive isn’t too bad for most of our local guests.
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  • M
    Super October 2018
    MaltedMilk ·
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    Same hometown!! A suburb a few miles away but close enough.

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  • hi_bride
    Dedicated October 2018
    hi_bride ·
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    Getting married in my hometown! We live in WA state but I’m from Honolulu, HI. My whole family is still there and FH family wanted a vacation so it just made sense.
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  • Bianca
    Super August 2019
    Bianca ·
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    We’re getting married in my hometown!
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  • Brenda
    Devoted May 2018
    Brenda ·
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    We are not! My parents retired and moved from my hometown a couple years ago. I still live in the general area (north NJ) as do a lot of the guests so we could have planned the wedding for north NJ.
    We ended up choosing to get married in the town where my parents relocated (about 3 hours away). Part of the reason was cost but my mom’s health isn’t very good and she doesn’t travel well/like to travel because of it. It’s in a vacation town so we figured people could come earlier or stay later and make a trip out if it if they wanted.
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  • Elle
    Dedicated July 2018
    Elle ·
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    I don't really have a hometown but my FH and I live in his hometown, it's where we met and moved back to. So getting married here!
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  • Mrs.hays
    VIP April 2018
    Mrs.hays ·
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    We are both from the same town so that is where we will be getting married.
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