Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Considering a Destination Wedding

I was recently asked by a young bride-to-be about the advantages of a destination wedding over a traditional wedding. This is a hard question because it is ultimately a very personal decision.

Here are a few key reasons to have a destination wedding:

1) You Actually Spend Time With Your Guests - At a destination wedding, your guests typically stay a day or two, so there is more opportunity to interact and spend time with them compared to a standard 5-hour hometown church wedding. And because of costs, you will typically have fewer guests. We understand work and family pressures to invite certain people for "political reasons." But if your company or your family isn't picking up the cost of the wedding, they really don't get a say.

2) Cost - Destination weddings are not as expensive as you might think. In fact, most destination weddings are considerably less expensive than traditional weddings (assuming you are not paying for travel for your entire guest list).

3) Every Wedding Requires Travel Now - When was the last time you went to a wedding and nobody had to travel? For us, our wedding party and immediate family spanned four time zones. No matter where we held our wedding, over half the attendees would have to travel somewhere. So why not have everyone travel somewhere fun? The location for your wedding shouldn't just be where it's convenient, it should be just where you want to get married.

4) You Like To Travel - If you are a person that wants to see the world and travel, why not make it a part of your wedding? It's a natural fit.

5) It Minimizes Tensions - Once you've made the big decision to have a destination wedding, everything else is easy. There's less to fight about with fiancé or parents or future in-laws. Really. I promise.

So, my recommendation to everyone is to have a destination wedding. Just do it. Go anywhere – the U.S. or abroad. Just go. And be prepared to have the most amazing day of your life.

13 comments:

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Meeta Jhunjhunwala said...

That was helpful information abt a destination wedding. Thank you!

Baha Photog said...

Great Post I think point 1 is the best part. Being able to have a wedding/vacation with those closet to you.

robinseo said...

Destination weddings are most promising way of wedding planning.

I like this blog. Nice work

Alisa Cox said...

I am a recent destination wedding bride. I was married in June in the Riviera Maya and it was an amazing time. I wouldn't change it for anything.

Aaran said...

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Mike Marti said...

Great post! I was doing research online about princess cruises packages with my wife and came across your blog. My son is having a destination wedding and I'm going to be sure to show him your blog.

Melissa said...

Our destination wedding couples are always very happy that they chose a destination wedding! Some of them have even lost money on deposits already made back home and said it was well worth it!

Destination Wedding Photographer said...

Destination Weddings are perfect for couples who want fun and adventure! :)

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Jolyn @ Wander Love Destination Weddings said...

Fabulous tips to help couples decide on having a destination wedding.

Anonymous said...

Love this blog! And another great thing- it's a reason for all your guests to get an amazing vacation!

Nora20 said...

My fiance and I have been considering a destination wedding for a while now. We just can't decide on a location. We decided that we will let our family vote on a location.