Ask B: Destination Wedding Travel

Dear B,

We are having a destination wedding next year and so excited to be getting married in a location that is dear to both of us. Given there will be flights and hotels to book, are we expected to pay for the bridal party and all of our relatives to attend the wedding?

Sincerely,

S

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Dear S,

Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials! What a joyful time for you and your fiancé. As for your question, the bride and groom are not required to pay for flights, hotels, or travel expenses for any guests. Given it can be expensive to travel to a destination wedding, what you can do is coordinate a discounted rate at a hotel by securing a room block for your guests. Additionally, you can offer complimentary airport transfers to help make guests arrival and departures stress free.