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Planning a destination wedding is often a bittersweet experience. There are many differences between a destination wedding and a traditional wedding held in your own hometown. The first and most noticeable difference is the length of your guest list. Most destination weddings have a shorter wedding guest list, as it is not realistic to expect everyone you known to pay the expenses required to attend a long distance wedding. Additionally, the individuals that you have asked to participate as wedding attendants will not only have the traditional expenses that are associated with a wedding but will also need to pay for the travel and accommodations necessary to attend the wedding.
As you shop for the groomsmen and bridesmaids gifts for your wedding party, take time to purchase gifts that are not only sentimental but also representational of the fun and exciting location that you have chosen for your destination wedding. For example, if you are headed off for a destination wedding to Alaska, why not buy cuff links for the men with an image of a salmon. Sport fishing is a large industry in Alaska and this specialty cuff link would be a fun reminder of the wedding for each of your groomsmen. This is a great accent to each groomsman's tuxedo and a personal memento for each of the men from your wedding day. For the ladies, why not purchase monogrammed cashmere scarves to reflect the warmth of your friendship and as a special reminder of your
At the arrival luncheon, which you and the groom host for your wedding party, use name pinecone shaped place card holders to arrange and identify your seating chart. These place card holders can later be used as individual photo frames to hold a treasured picture from the destination wedding adventure that you all share.