Rebecca
Master October 2025

Home or away?

Rebecca, on January 29, 2019 at 11:05 AM

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Are you getting married close to home or in your hometown? Or will you traveling for your wedding? Do you have the home field advantage or are you the away team for your wedding? Photo by Sarah Wockenfuss Photography in Hampstead, MD Next Question: What made your fiancé(e) enter a league of their...

Are you getting married close to home or in your hometown? Or will you traveling for your wedding? Do you have the home field advantage or are you the away team for your wedding?


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Photo by Sarah Wockenfuss Photography in Hampstead, MD


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103 Comments

  • Jasmyn
    Dedicated October 2020
    Jasmyn ·
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    We're getting married 2 miles from our home and the reception will be an additional 3 to 5 miles from the ceremony.
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  • Katlyn
    Savvy July 2019
    Katlyn ·
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    I will be getting married in my hometown of coldwater michigan!
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  • Chelsey
    Dedicated July 2020
    Chelsey ·
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    Home field advantage!! because were both from the same home town and currently moved back to our home town so we doing it here
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  • Linda
    Savvy November 2019
    Linda ·
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    We are getting married in our hometown of Philadelphia. The venue is actually a 5 minute drive from our house in Northeast Philly. Most of our guests are either from the area of know it pretty well.
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  • Iris
    Expert May 2019
    Iris ·
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    I’m actually getting married in my hometown, my ceremony will be at the church I used to attend as a child. However, I’m traveling for my wedding because I currently live in NYC, 2K miles away from home. So it’s kind of an in-between... for half our guests, it is a destination wedding. We have people coming from 13 different states.
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  • Cristy
    Master May 2021
    Cristy ·
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    Yes, we are getting married in our hometown, even though we don't live there anymore! It's the place where we first fell in love, and it holds so many happy memories for both of us. We love our town, and when we got engaged, deciding where to get married was really a no-brainer. I'm just happy we were able to find a venue we could afford in our hometown. It makes the whole event that much more special. This is where it all started!!

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  • Heather
    Devoted February 2020
    Heather ·
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    We are actually getting married at the Tenaya Lodge which is about 2 miles from the south entrance. With elderly people coming I was hesitant having them stand for the ceremony. Plus we are having our dogs in the ceremony so this was the best option. But we are definately going to go into Yosemite for pictures!

    The picture is from the terrace at the resort. As long as it’s safe to do so (no ice) we are going to have our ceremony here.

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  • Jamie
    Expert May 2020
    Jamie ·
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    We're getting married in a small town about 20 minutes outside of my/our hometown

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  • Erika
    Expert April 2019
    Erika ·
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    We are getting married at my hometown in one of the historical buildingsSmiley smile

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  • Rachel
    Super May 2019
    Rachel ·
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    My FH lives in Calgary (Canada) and I live in southern California. We decided to host the wedding up in the mountains, about 1.5hrs from him. So he is definitely more local.

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  • Lafuturaseñora
    Devoted April 2019
    Lafuturaseñora ·
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    Neither of us were born here but I’ve lived here since I was 14 and my FH since he was 10 or 11. So I guess you could say it’s our hometown since we’ve lived most our adult life here 😇
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  • K
    Devoted February 2022
    Kristie ·
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    My FH and I are originally from New Jersey but we live in Florida now so we are getting married about 1,000 miles away from our hometown.

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  • Amanda
    Expert October 2019
    Amanda ·
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    We're getting married about 20minutes away from my hometown & where we currently live. It's about 45minutes to an hour away from FHs hometown.
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  • Saraí
    April 2019
    Saraí ·
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    We're getting married here in MA and then traveling back home (Puerto Rico) to celebrate with our family.
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  • Cynthia's and Robert  Wedding Day
    VIP September 2020
    Cynthia's and Robert Wedding Day ·
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    We are getting married in my home town of the Bronx. Where I met future husband who now reside in the state of Virginia.
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  • Abby
    VIP March 2019
    Abby ·
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    We'll be getting married in the next town over which is about 30 minutes away!
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  • Rebecca
    Master October 2025
    Rebecca ·
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    That's super convenient!! Are you two originally from the Philadelphia area?

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  • Rebecca
    Master October 2025
    Rebecca ·
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    What a gorgeous venue!! Is most of your family still in NJ or are they kind of spread out?

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  • edecker
    Super December 2024
    edecker ·
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    I love this photo!

    We are planning on keeping it within our state, or possibly our neighboring state VA (granted MD is a lot smaller than some other states) so between 1-2 hour drive away for us and most guests.

    P.S. I think the cute photo is in Baltimore not Hampstead, MD at the Baltimore Ravens Stadium!

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  • Rebecca
    Master October 2025
    Rebecca ·
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    That's nice and close!! Does most of your family like close to your ceremony location too?

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