Rebecca
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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 fianc茅(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

  • Jeanie
    Super February 2020
    Jeanie
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    We live in NJ and are getting married in Key West, FL!! 馃彎馃彎
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  • Ashley
    Expert October 2021
    Ashley
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    We're getting married in our home away from home, the Adirondacks! Only about 45 minutes away from us! Smiley laugh

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  • K
    Devoted February 2022
    Kristie
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    Thank you Rebecca! Most of my family is still in NJ, my dad and step mother are in NC. My FH'S family is in OR and down here in FL. We are hoping that our families will want to take the trip down here.

    I thought it might be easier to have the wedding in NJ but decided against that almost instantly!
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  • Yolanda
    Dedicated July 2021
    Yolanda
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    I guess we're getting married near our new home town. I grew up mostly in Philadelphia, while he's from South Orange, but we purchased our 1st home in Wenonah!

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  • Ashlee
    Dedicated April 2020
    Ashlee
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    We're getting in Forestville, MD which is about 35 minutes away from home.
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  • Danielle
    Dedicated September 2019
    Danielle
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    We鈥檙e getting married in my current hometown, Tahoma (west shore of Lake Tahoe, Ca), but neither he nor I technically grew up in it. My FH grew up really close though鈥攁bout 30 minutes away in South Lake Tahoe. I鈥檓 from Orange County originally, roughly 8-9 hours away from Tahoma by car.
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  • Tiffany
    Dedicated July 2019
    Tiffany
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    We're getting married in our hometown!
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  • Jasmyn
    Dedicated October 2020
    Jasmyn
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    Our ceremony is at the Anderson Japanese Garden in Rockford, IL, the guest will have an hour 45 minute commute.
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  • K
    Dedicated June 2020
    Kacie
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    We're getting married right on my families land! There's a pond with a field that we're using for the ceremony and an additional field up our driveway for the reception! It's only 25 minutes from where my FH grew up.

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  • Mrs.
    Super May 2019
    Mrs.
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    We're getting married about an hour and a half from FH and my hometown, which is also about the same time from almost all of my family.

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  • Alyrae
    Super February 2020
    Alyrae
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    Clothes to home .... we live in monroe Michigan.... and getting married in Toledo Ohio
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  • Kelly
    Dedicated September 2020
    Kelly
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    We are getting married in the general area of where I grew up. Lucky most of our family and friends are also near by. I grew up in Philadelphia and FH grew up in New Britain PA. We currently live in Elkins Park (right outside of Philadelphia) and are getting married at our church in Jenkintown PA.

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  • Jennifer
    Super December 2019
    Jennifer
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    Where in the ADK's? I grew up up there and that is where my whole family is.

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  • Jennifer
    Super December 2019
    Jennifer
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    We are getting married where we live now. Its about halfway between my fiancee's parents and a bit further for my family. But it is easier to plan right where we are and I love my church here where as the church I grew up in and always thought I would get married in wouldnt marry us anyway.

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  • Hannah
    Savvy October 2020
    Hannah
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    I'm from FL and my fianc茅 is from OR, but we'll be living in WI, so we're having it there! Makes our planning easier, plus that way our families can meet in the middle!

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  • Linda
    Savvy November 2019
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    I was born and raised in Philly. My FH lived in Philly for a short time as a kid and moved to Jenkintown.
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  • Tara
    Master May 2020
    Tara
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    I鈥檒l be getting married where I currently live. All of my guests will be traveling about 100 miles to me.
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  • Shyanne
    Savvy August 2019
    Shyanne
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    We are getting married in his childhood backyard out in the country and the house we are going to have in the future for the ceremony and reception at the ball room a block or two from his house!
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  • Roshelle
    Dedicated October 2020
    Roshelle
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    We live in the NYC area and we're having our wedding here. It's the most convenient place for most of our family since 90% of them live here. Even though some family members and friends want us to do a destination wedding. But I just feel they want an excuse to vacation smh.

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  • Ashley
    Expert October 2021
    Ashley
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    The Lodge on Echo Lake is my venue! I was looking at a few different places in Indian Lake and just outside, but this was closest for family. FH's family has a camp in Big Moose right on big moose rd, so we go there for snowmobiling and a few times in the summer. Our latest thing has been camping on Raquette lake in the same. We've gone for the last few years, and plan on making that our tradition.

    Where abouts are you!?

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