Want to know if you should have a destination wedding? We’re listing 9 reasons you may want to have a destination wedding over a traditional one back home.
Recently, destination weddings have been getting a lot of hype. It’s no secret that destination weddings are gaining popularity amongst couples. From gorgeous scenery abroad to some stunning locations a few states away, there’s so many beautiful destinations to choose from.
What’s so special about destination weddings?
Let’s face it, weddings aren’t the cheapest! One day at home can cost thousands and thousands of dollars when you factor in venue, rentals, lights, entertainment, food, etc. However, sometimes a long weekend or even a week long destination wedding (depending on location) can actually be cheaper or be the same as one day at home! You can even save money by picking a date in the low season!
There are so many gorgeous locations across the world to have a destination wedding. Offering a wide variety of scenery, venues & even cultural experiences. Destination weddings allow you to stand out & have a more unique experience than what you may find at home.
Not only are you celebrating the union of a couple, but with a destination wedding, you’re also getting a vacation out of it – and so do your guests! It’ll definitely be a trip that you & your guests will remember for a lifetime. We recently worked a wedding in Mexico, and everyone had an absolute blast!
As mentioned above, destination weddings are different than some weddings you may have at home because they usually last longer. A reason destination weddings are so popular is because you’re not just getting one day out of it, you’re getting several! Which can be more bang for your buck!
Unfortunately, you may not be able to have 400 guests at your wedding, however, having a smaller, more intimate wedding can be so sentimental. Invites can get overwhelming & having a destination wedding can make narrowing down the guest list easier.
Many resorts & venues that host destination weddings offer you certain packages. They come with a wedding planner & sometimes a travel agent that has knowledge of the area, organizing your day (and weekend), leaving you with less to have to worry about. They take care of the booking & itinerary, you sit back & enjoy!
Many couples will piggy back off their destination wedding & go right into their honeymoon either in the same location or a different location nearby. There’s no need to plan two trips!
If you & your partner come from different states or countries, it can be difficult to decide where to have the wedding. To keep it fair, & different, you can always pick a spot (where you met, your favorite vacation destination, a bucketlist destination, etc.) for everyone to come together & celebrate your wedding.
Having a destination wedding allows for more photos & videos in diverse places. Unique to the place & the couple, there’s no shortage of Insta-worthy shots. You can even have your photographer/videographer go with you on certain excursions & outings to document all the fun!
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