Once you’re engaged, one of the very first choices you need to make is whether you want to celebrate your nuptials close to home or take them on the road.
This is a major decision that will determine nearly every aspect of your Big Day!
So, are you destined to jet off for your ‘I do’s? Let’s find out!
Are you after a small, intimate celebration?
If you have a small family or simply want to cull down your guest list to immediate loved ones, a destination wedding could be the perfect answer for you. Wedding getaways are ideal for shorter guest lists and some may not be able to make the trip, so you’ll have your special day among only your nearest and dearest.
If you’re concerned about leaving some folks out, you can always organize a bigger get-together upon your return home!
How much effort do you want to put into décor and design?
One of the benefits of opting for a scenic destination as your wedding backdrop is that there is little need for the added expense of over-the-top décor. You can let the surroundings speak for itself! With that said, there’s no harm in doing it up at a wedding away from home. Luxury destination weddings are on the rise, so there are plenty of ways to jazz up your Big Day whether simple or complex.
What does your budget look like?
Destination weddings may seem pricy since you have to factor in airfare, accommodations and other travel-related details. However, the choice to wed abroad can actually be significantly more affordable and provide you with more wiggle room in your budget.
Save big by shortening your guest list, simplifying your event design and sourcing local talent for your Big Day. All-inclusive resorts are great choices for saving on the ceremony and receptions sites. In some cases, you can even get them free with a certain number of booked nights. You can find even more savings through a destination wedding service that will help you secure great group rates.
Are you and your partner thrill-seekers?
If you always find yourself after the next adrenaline rush, there is no better option than getting away for your wedding. In addition to tying the knot in new territory, you also get the opportunity to really take in all that the region has to offer. Whether you’re hiking in Hawaii, catamaran cruising in Costa Rica or sightseeing in Spain, you’ll love having the chance to incorporate your adventurous personalities into your wedding experience!
Destination weddings are a great option for many couples that may have never even considered it – take a chance and explore all they have to offer! A certified destination wedding specialist can answer any of your questions before you sign on the dotted line, so there’s no reason to let any reservations stand in the way of your dream wedding day.
Megan Velez is the Vice President of Product at Destination Wedding Travel Group, the world’s leading destination wedding and romantic travel planning company. Destination Wedding Travel Group, which encompasses GayDestinationWeddings.com, DestinationWeddings.com and LuxuriousDestinationWeddings.com, has worked with nearly 25,000 couples and half a million guests to plan dream destination weddings around the world. For more information, visit DestinationWeddings.com.
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