Destination weddings are becoming increasingly popular among couples who want to get married in a beautiful, exotic destination. If you are trying to decide about having one for yourself, here are some reasons you should consider it.
You Might Save Money
The thought of a destination wedding may seem expensive, but you might find that you save money. How is this possible? Well, weddings are expensive no matter how you cut it, and many locations for destination weddings offer packages that help you save money. You may not have as many guests, which will cut down on favors and food expenses. The cost of travel is a consideration, but if you are planning on taking a honeymoon, simply honeymoon at your destination wedding location, and that cost will not be an issue. It was a cost you would have had anyway, even if you got married at home. In international destinations, lavish weddings often cost far less than they do in the United States, allowing you to save quite a bit.
Some Guests Will Stay Behind
For some couples this is a downside, but for some, the ability to limit guests is actually a blessing. It can help you avoid family drama and that relative that you have to invite but simply do not want to come. It can also allow you to tactfully eliminate kids from the ceremony. Most families are not going to pay to fly their children to an exotic destination to be at your wedding.
Your Backdrop Will Be Amazing!
Forget decorating a church, when you can get married on the beach or in a Medieval castle! One of the primary benefits of a destination wedding is the fact that the backdrop to your wedding ceremony is something you will never forget. This is the most important day of your life as a couple, and having an amazing backdrop is going to make it all the more memorable. Everything from your memories to your pictures will reflect the destination, and you can probably limit your décor as well, because the location itself will be the focal point of your decorations.
Planning Is a Breeze
Now that we have the Internet, planning a destination wedding is simple. Most of the work can be done through email and websites, so you can plan in the comfort of your home. This is a benefit over having your wedding locally, which often requires trips to the baker and florist’s shop. Rest assured the company you book your wedding through will have plenty of experience with long distance planning.
By Monique Trulson at eInvite.com, an online retailer of wedding invitations, announcements, and stationery for all occasions- including unique destination wedding invitations.