08 Jan 10 Reasons to Have a Destination Wedding!
A “Must Do” for Your “I Do”!
Photo Ops Galore! The scenery around your local banquet hall can be pretty limiting. But open the options to, say, the Italian countryside, and you’ve got the makings of some epic shots. Besides your photographs being absolutely breathtaking, Destination Weddings can actually come about to be alot cheaper. Destination weddings can be planned with ease by letting us help guide you through finding the best locations to affordable concierge treatment for your invited guests.
Here are some more reasons why Destination Weddings are a “Must Do” for Your “I Do”:
You can say “I do” anywhere!
A destination wedding is defined as marrying at least 100 miles from where the bride currently lives. So imagine the options that definition opens up for you — the world really is your playground.
You’ll stand out from the pack.
More than 2 million American couples wed every year — and fewer than 25 percent of them have destination dos. Bonus: Wed away, and you won’t have to choose from the same old hometown spots all your friends have booked.
Enjoy quality time with loved ones.
The standard wedding lasts for five hours, and the bride and groom spend most of that time running from table to table, trying to say hello to everyone. A destination do spans a minimum of three days — which means, now that you’ve finally gotten your nearest and dearest together, you can actually spend quality time with them! Hooray!
You’ll share a locale you love.
Part of the joy of a destination wedding is showing off a place that has special meaning to you, be it bringing friends and family back to a beloved college campus, sharing where you took your first vacation as a couple or finally going to a locale you’ve always dreamed of visiting.
You can start the honeymoon early.
Just arriving at your destination is sure to put you in a relaxed mood as the pre-wedding festivities begin. Many hotels offer automatic upgrades to the bride and groom on their wedding night, and you may be able to negotiate an extended minimoon at a reduced rate after the guests have gone home.
They’re a Once-in-a-Lifetime Reunion Opportunity.
At a typical wedding, you’re on the run, meeting and greeting. Destination weddings are on vacation time. You’re usually required to arrive a few days early to fill out the paperwork, so by the time your wedding rolls around, you’ve had two to three days of fun with family and friends.
They’re Simply Perfect for Second Marriages.
Been-there-done-that couples who are getting married for the second or third time choose destination weddings because they’re simple and private. If either person or both have done the Hollywood-scale production before and want something quieter or less expensive this time around, it’s the right way to go. Hint: If you have kids, get married at a family-friendly, all-inclusive resort or cruise to help your new families do some solid bonding.
Many wedding-worthy resorts offer free planning help to couples, whether the event is for two or 200, and an abundance of packages keep things simple while still giving options to customize. Want something more involved? Turn to an independent planner who specializes in more elaborate events.
You can save on décor.
With a destination wedding in a stunning setting, your location of choice supplies the theme, from castle fairytale, to sea-inspired soiree. And when you choose an amazing backdrop, it doesn’t take much to dress it up. Opt for a pristine beach, a tidy vineyard, a blooming garden, or a historic plantation house furnished with graceful antiques, and you’ll be more than covered with a few simple florals and other modest accents.
Celebrate alfresco in December.
Winter weddings are lovely, but huddling under heat lamps and sparring for the groomsmen’s jackets hardly make for a fairy-tale affair. Unsurprisingly, research shows destination couples are opting to chase the sun for their big day, heading mostly to the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii, Florida, and Costa Rica. Aside from cost, weather is the most important factor when choosing a locale.
If a Destination Wedding is what you are looking for, call us today to get planning your dream wedding getaway!