So, we want to have a out-of-country wedding. I cant expect all my friend to purchase a ticket to attend. We are in humanitarian work, so our country of service is very important to us, but we would like to celebrate our bond with everyone we love. We were thinking about an engagement party sometime around September once we are back in the states for a few months together, but before we are married.
Everywhere I read extremely insists that you don't invite people to an engagement party that aren't coming to your wedding.
I don't think it's too awful to just have an engagement celebration with everyone and then a wedding away. What do people who have destination weddings do?