The Bakersfield Californian
HINTS FROM HELOISE
Today’s Sound Off focuses on destination weddings.
My niece decided to have a destination wedding in Hawaii in late July.
We all live in Ohio, so naturally, Hawaii is a long way off for everyone in her family. She sent out 112 invitations, and only seven people responded that they would be attending. Of the seven who said they’d go, two have backed out already.
Yes, my niece is very disappointed, but I think destination weddings are absurd. If the bride and groom want to get married
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in Hawaii, that’s fine, but she seems selfish and inconsiderate to expect other people to pay for tickets, hotels, meals, wedding gifts and other items.
When the three girls my niece wanted as bridesmaids said that they couldn’t afford it, she told them to put the trip and bridesmaid gowns on a credit card or take out a loan! Then, she pitched a fit when they refused, but now, her three closest friends aren’t even speaking to her. The groom’s parents aren’t going because they are helping two of their other children with college tuition and can’t afford the trip. My husband and I are not going for health reasons.
What is it with destination weddings? I don’t care if the bride and groom want to get married on surfboards in Bora Bora! Just don’t expect other people to pay for an expensive trip to see your wedding. Money is tight for many right now.
— Patsy And Earl, Findley, Ohio
Patsy and Earl, maybe the couple getting married should go to Hawaii and have their wedding, then come back and have a big party where people can get together and help them celebrate. Destination weddings are a trend right now, but it will be interesting to see if it continues to be a popular idea.
I read your column daily in the Ventura Star Newspaper and have for many years. I believe I have a hint that I’ve never seen in your column before.
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— Aleta T., Camarillo, California
Dear Heloise: I was told distilled water was not good for consumption. Is that correct?
— Rose H., The Villages, Florida
Rose, it’s safe. In fact, distillation purifies by evaporation.
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