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expert destination wedding advice

Whether you’re tying the knot in Brazil, Bermuda, or Boston, JoAnn Gregoli, who’s been planning destination weddings for 10 years, has the answer. A Master Bridal Consultant (one of only 16 in the world), she’s coordinated weddings for stars of all stripes, from Rupert Murdoch’s daughter to NFL players and Sopranos star Jamie-Lynn DiScala.

Destination Weddings: What Do We Pay For?


We're trying to work out our budget. How many events do we foot the bill for, and what do our guests pay for themselves?


You will have to pay for at least two to three events during your wedding weekend -- the reception, a postwedding brunch and possibly, the rehearsal dinner. Brides and grooms (with their families) customarily pay for the reception and a postwedding brunch. While it is tradition that the groom's family pay for the rehearsal dinner, more and more often couples are also spotting the cost of this event. Anything else (travel to the site, excursions, tours etc) is assumed to be up to the guest.

-- JoAnn Gregoli

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