Having a wedding in your hometown is a very convenient option; you know many vendors and venues, can select among a great variety of offers, and plan the wedding on any budget.
All your friends and relatives are (mostly) close to you, while those who live far away still can come to the event to join the celebration. Why have a destination wedding then?
You might be surprised how many advantages this option holds! After marrying in a destination wedding ourselves (Hawaii) we have put together a shortlist of advantages and unexpected perks which make a destination wedding a dream event. Already married? Renew your vows in another event!
The Perks of a Destination Wedding
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Combining Honeymoon with Wedding
A definite advantage of a destination wedding is the ability to unify the expenses for the honeymoon with the wedding day, which is very cost-effective. While your guests may come just for a couple of days and then leave, you may stay longer and have the honeymoon at that destination.
During wedding preparation, you will already feel comfortable in the place, while renting a car and exploring the exotic beauties of some exotic island may be a truly unifying, romantic experience!
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Sharing the Moment with Only Your Closest
The reason why a destination wedding may become a suitable option for you is the ability to cut down the number of guests only to those you really wish to see, and with whom you would really like to share the precious wedding moments.
If you select some distant, exotic island for this event, this might scare off the fans of taking ‘plus one’ acquaintances or short-term boyfriends/girlfriends with them.
While you may choose to provide the hotel accommodation for guests, paying for plane tickets is usually their task, so in this way, you minimize the number of guests and organize the wedding in a truly close family/friend circle.
Another ‘why destination wedding’ tip relates to the planning process. Destination weddings are usually organized much simpler than large-scale luxurious urban weddings are.
So, you can relax and enjoy the preparation process – all you need to do is plan accommodation, arrange the banquet, take care of your and the groom’s appearance, flowers, and some festivities.
The choice of wedding offers and vendors in such places is usually limited, and if you have some special requirements for the wedding, most of the planning is done at home. You may take a stylist or a chef with you if needed, but once you are already there – not so much is left to do.
No Need for a Luxurious Dress
Weddings in large cities have to conform to certain standards of luxury, and all elements of the event have to be organized appropriately, which is quite demanding. Relax!
At a destination wedding, you may have a simple beach wedding dress, and you know what? You will still look gorgeous and flawless in a simple white dress at the beach shore or in the middle of juicy green jungles.
Wedding photos as a separate topic for discussion. We all want our photos to rock, as besides our sweet memories of the day, it will be the only physical evidence.
Good news! At a destination wedding, your photos will always be original and interesting, especially when using some creative poses and props. One couple, for instance, hiked for 8 days to get married at the base of Mt Everest, and their photos are some of the most memorable and unique I’ve ever seen.
Finally, the most unbeatable argument – it is truly cheaper to organize a destination wedding! Even with all those hotel rooms and plane tickets, a luxury wedding on a distant island is traditionally twice cheaper than a similar-status event in a large city.
The secret is simple – in such exotic places, people charge less for wedding-related services, and you generally need less to make the wedding complete.
These are some of the most convincing arguments for choosing a destination wedding. Think it over and if these perks appeal to you, this option is surely your piece of cake!
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