The Benefits of Destination Weddings
If you are engaged and starting to think ahead to the wedding, you have plenty of options to consider. Some couples lean toward traditional weddings in a church while others want to be outside in a park or on the beach. There are many reasons why you might want to put destination weddings on the list of possibilities and maybe even make a few contacts with potential destination venues. Here are 7 reasons to consider a destination wedding as you move forward with your plans.
1. Start The Honeymoon Early
One of the nicest benefits of destination weddings is that you will feel more relaxed during the post-wedding festivities since you’ll already be in the location of your honeymoon. Most hotels give you an automatic upgrade on your wedding night and you might be able to get an extended reduced rate for a honeymoon after the guests leave. Either way, right after the wedding, your honeymoon can begin without any flights or traveling involved.
2. Share A Locale
Part of destination weddings is showing off a place that has special meaning to you as a couple. If you vacationed there in the past, have always dreamed of visiting, or have some other special connection to a specific location, having a destination wedding is a unique way to share this with the people you love.
3. Limits The Guest List
If you want to have a small wedding with only close family and friends, destination weddings are a great way to do just that. Since they require travel and a longer time commitment, you limit the number of people that will be able to attend. You will save hurt feelings back home and you can always have a post wedding-party for a larger amount of people when you get back.
4. Enjoy Quality Time
Most weddings last for less than an hour, and the reception runs for a few hours after that. Brides and grooms often feel rushed to try to get to every table in order to greet and thank everyone for coming. They rarely get to spend real quality time with any one person. When you plan destination weddings, you ensure much more quality time with the people you love, because you’re essentially on vacation with them.
5. Save On Décor
Destination weddings are often set in stunning locations. Your location is your theme and you don’t have to dress anything up in order to get the look and feel you want. With the already amazing backdrop, you may only need a few simple flowers and modest accents.
6. Planning Help
If you were to plan a wedding on your own back home, you may have a lot of work to do on your own. Destination weddings offer you an easy out on the planning, as many come complete with full wedding packages. Sure, you’ll still want to be involved in the details, but most resorts and other wedding companies offer planning help to couples since the couples are not there in person to take care of many of the details until the last minute. These planners work with weddings all the time and know what they are doing in their local region. You can take the planning weight off your shoulders and just enjoy your engagement.
7. Stand Out
Instead of having a wedding in the same venues that everyone you know has had their wedding, having destination weddings can make your big day really stand out. Not just anyone has a getaway for their families to a dream location to celebrate the biggest day of their life.