Why Choose a Destination Wedding?
There comes a certain point in the planning process where almost every engaged couple entertains the idea of a Destination Wedding. Should we or shouldn't we? Can we pull it off? Who will come? What if they can't afford it? Where do we start? The questions keep pilling up and that's why most couple become overwhelmed at the thoughts of having a Destination Wedding. Well that's why our Destination Wedding Specialists are here to help! To take the planning and the stress off you, so we can make the Wedding of your Dreams come true. Here's 10 Reasons Why you should have a Destination Wedding!
1. Fits any Budget
A Destination Wedding is typically far less expensive than tying the knot at home. The average wedding is just over $30,000, many resorts offer free wedding packages helping to keep your costs down. Your Destination Wedding Specialist will negotiate the best group rates for you to ensure that as many of your guests can make it for your special day. Not to mention what you will save on décor as the Destination you choose often provides more than enough natural décor!
2. Quality Time with Friends & Family
The average wedding lasts about 5 hours, where most of this time the Bride and Groom spend running from table to table trying to say hello to everyone and thanking them for coming. A Destination Wedding is typically 3 days minimum and on average about 7 days giving you ample to spend quality time with your friends & family in an intimate setting.
3. Guest's can Save on a Vacation
Your guests can save a on vacation and who doesn't like saving? Booking as a group gives you bargaining power, resulting in lower rates. What's better than getting all your friends and family for a vacation? A Destination Wedding of course! A great way to kick back, relax and celebrate!
4.A Great way to Limit the Guest List (if you want)
A Destination Wedding require travel, longer time commitment and comes at a cost to your guests. Those that normally attend a Destination Wedding are those that are most dear to you. The very nature of a Destination Wedding is more intimate - you won't feel the need to invite people you barely know or that 5th cousin your mother is insisting that must be there!
5. It's Easier
Many resorts have the amenities and venues to host everything from your hair appointments to your first dance. Walk down the aisle and right into the reception all at the same venue saving time and keeping your costs down. Many resorts also have numerous different Wedding packages to choose from making it simple but also giving the option to customize any package to meet your needs and preferences!
6. The Location
This is what it's really all about isn't it? The Destination of your Dreams! And what better way to experience it then with the ones you love most. Many couples pick their favourite destination that perhaps has a special meaning to them or finally going to a Destination that they've always dreamed of! Either way you'll be able to share it with the ones that are dear to your heart.
7. You Call the Shots
If you like to do things a bit differently a Destination Wedding is the way to go. You get to call all the shots, break from the mold of a Traditional Wedding. A Destination Wedding offers something unique and allows you as a couple to show your true colours. Perhaps a "Serengeti Serenade" or maybe you want to exchange your vows on a secluded beach in French Polynesia. Whatever your choice is you get to call the shots and make this day everything you have dreamed of for years.
8. They are perfect for a Second Marriage
You've already done the big Traditional Wedding. You want something more simple and private this time around. What's better than gathering your very close family and friends for a secluded ceremony on the beach or in a lush tropical garden?
9. No Family Feuds
A destination wedding provides an equal playing field between families and more importantly, no uncomfortable decisions for couples to make that may cause a sticky situation between families.
10. Start the Honeymoon Early
Arriving in your Destination can sometimes provide a huge sense of relaxation, putting you in the perfect mood for pre-wedding festivities. Your honeymoon begins immediately after your ceremony and reception. No need to wake up at the crack of dawn to catch your flight. Better yet some couples often opt to extend their stay after their guests have left for extra relaxation time and to enjoy being newly married. Want to spend your honeymoon in a different destination that you had your Wedding? Not a problem, your Destination Wedding Specialist can arrange the honeymoon of your dreams, often departing for your wedding destination!