No, we don't. We aren't asking for gifts for our marriage, but thank you for checking! We decided that since we're both in our 30's and have already established our lives together on the home front, we don't need/want our loved ones spending money on us for gifts!
The ceremony, itself, will be just the couple and the photographer! However, we do plan to have activities for everybody to do together during the trip as well as a 'send off' for us when we leave for the ceremony.
No! It's completely optional. We have this itinerary set so that you all know what we have planned for when, and anybody who wants to join in on that activity is invited! But treat this as your own personal vacation as well - do whatever would make you happy! This is a getaway trip for us all!