Planning your wedding is a magical time, full of excitement and promise. It can also be a stressful time, with lots of juggling and budgeting. Even a simple affair can be complicated and costly. Today, many couples are looking to destination weddings to avoid these problems. If you are recently engaged and looking into the possibility of a destination wedding, here are 5 reasons for you to say “I do!”
1. Ease of Planning
A destination wedding is a package deal, the ceremony, reception and accommodations are all in one place. The officiant, food, flowers and music are generally included in the package. There is no need to shop around for a bunch of different vendors, hoping that they are available for your date. This is one-stop shopping.
Wedding packages are frequently less expensive. Of course this is not always the case, depending on where you live and where your intended destination is, but in many cases, a destination wedding provides more value for your money.
It helps pare down your guest list. Couples often feel pressured to invite dozens of people that they either barely know, or haven’t seen in years. With a destination wedding, the cost of travel and time requirements means that the ones who show up are the ones you really want to be there! It is a good idea to give your close friends and family plenty of notice so they can get time off and save for the trip.
Plus, your friends and family get a vacation too!
You are already at your honeymoon! Your wedding destination and honeymoon destination are one and the same, eliminating the need to waste precious time on extra travel.
Another advantage for couples who may have sticky family situations is that a destination wedding means being on neutral territory. This can eliminate pressure and competition between families. Resorts often offer plenty of fun group activities that can create opportunities for family to bond or get to know each other.
Wedding packages are available for many resorts, and most hotels have an event planner to take charge of your wedding. This may be difficult for those brides and grooms who are control freaks, but remember, the idea of a destination wedding is to enjoy yourself and not spend the weeks prior to your ceremony stressing out over details!
A couple of things you may want to keep in mind when planning your destination wedding:
- Wedding packages take care of almost all of the details for you, but you shouldn’t make any assumptions. Be sure to do your homework so you don’t have to do any last-minute scrambling.
- Keep the weather in mind. Again, do your homework to avoid any unpleasant surprises.
- Dress the part. If you are going to be in a tropical location, a heavy satin gown may not be the best way to go.
- Check your destination’s local licensing requirements in advance.
Wedding packages can help make your big day more relaxed, more fun and even save you some money! Take some time to find out what you want, what is available and leave the rest to your destination wedding planner!
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