You Should Plan Your Dream Destination Wedding Now – Here’s Why!
We know what you’re thinking. Jetting off to an exotic location for your wedding can be expensive, inconvenient for attendees, and maybe just a little bit “extra.” However, this couldn’t be further from the truth! Destination weddings are perfect for intimate gatherings of close family and friends. They’re also not always as expensive as you might think. Here are 3 reasons why you should look beyond your hometown for your wedding ceremony.
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It’s Possible for Destination Weddings to be More Affordable than Traditional Weddings
While hosting your wedding in a faraway state like Hawaii may sound expensive at first, destination weddings offer many advantages that allow you and your partner to have more control over your spending.
Both travel and lodging are the responsibility of your guests, and it can often be discounted by taking advantage of block rates available through airlines and resorts. Many resorts offer all-inclusive wedding packages, which will save you the expense of hiring a wedding planner or the hassle of organizing the wedding yourself. These packages include all ceremony essentials, from photography to catering, leaving you free to sit back and relax!
Once you’re married, you and your partner can honeymoon at the same location, so planning an extravagant trip separate from your wedding isn’t necessary. This saves you time and money, as your honeymoon is just steps away from the altar!
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They Aren’t Always Inconvenient for Guests
Yes, your guests will need to buy a plane ticket. Yes, they will need to book a hotel room. They might even need to find a babysitter, pet sitter, or remember where they stashed their passport. But in the end, they’ll get to join you and the rest of your crew for a miniature vacation!
Often your guests can bundle their flight and hotel stay to keep expenses down. Of course, price is relative and not every person you invite is going to be able to attend. Be sure to check with those whose attendance matters most to make sure they’re on board before booking tickets.
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Destination Weddings are an Opportunity to Simplify, not be Extravagant
Traditional weddings can be tricky to plan. Family squabbles, anxiety over seating arrangements, catering slip-ups. Maybe the band cancels and now you have to settle for your uncle’s barbershop quartet called “Simply Tenor.”
These are the nightmare scenarios we try hard to prevent and a destination wedding helps you avoid these common pitfalls. These weddings are typically smaller and include only close relatives, which keeps family drama to a minimum. The resort’s all-inclusive package will also ensure you don’t have to worry about the band cancelling last minute, or the caterer arriving late.
If you think about it, having your wedding in a far-off place gives you the opportunity to start with a clean slate and really consider the people you want with you on your big day.
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We think destination weddings are perfect for small intimate gatherings celebrating a happy union. Do you agree? What’s your dream wedding location? Tell us what you think in the comments below!