I’ve sort of been looking at our wedding a little bit differently lately. Because Maine is where we live, I don’t think of it as a “destination wedding” but the truth is, most of our guests are coming from out-of-state so for most of them, it IS a destination wedding. We will definitely have to provide a list of hotels in the area as well as a list of “things to do,” but we definitely want to be able to have a place where all of our arriving guests and our bridal party can congregate and have a great time.
After taking a look in the area, we actually found some great, affordable rental houses that can sleep the bridal party and parents, and would provide a place for everyone to spend time with us.
Most of these places want you to rent the house for a week, which would actually be a great asset for us, to be on the island before the wedding. We can relax, spend time with friends and family, and get ready for the wedding.
Check out some of these views on the island:
It doesn’t get much more destination than that!
I think destination weddings are all about the experience. The wedding “feel” I wanted was all about family and backyard barbeque style. If I can afford to keep that feeling going for a week, why not? It’s not always easy to find the perfect venue close by to your house, and unfortunately our venue is 3 hours away from where we live. The rental will even give that feel of a vacation for us, as well as allowing us to keep up with the details on our wedding.
Has anyone else rented a house before their wedding? I think it’s the right move for us. I’ve never rented a summer-house, but I’m really excited for the experience!