So, you are dreaming of a destination wedding complete with a sunset ceremony on the beach followed by a romantic reception under the stars. How fabulous it would be to tie the knot in paradise and have all your friends and family along for the adventure? Before you announce the tropical news to your family and best friends, you need to know all the pros and cons of having a destination wedding. While the list of pros is long, the cons are only a few (many of which probably won’t ever happen). So, let’s look at all the reasons why a destination wedding is one of the best ideas you’ve ever had.
With the expertise of a great wedding planner, a destination wedding can be much more affordable than a wedding at home. With more room in the budget, you can invite everyone you want, where the guest list might have been much smaller if you had the wedding at home. Some of the major areas that come in cheaper at a destination wedding are flowers, decor, and food. This is your chance to have lavish florals beyond your dreams, unique decor, and decadent food full of new flavors.
Most destination wedding venues have packages that include decor such as welcome signs, beautiful backdrops and reception entrances that are awe-inspiringly gorgeous. The packages can be customized to suit your color palette and theme, so when we say your dream wedding is possible, we are for real!
The overall design, styling and vibe of a destination wedding is worlds away from what you would see at home, in the best way possible. That means your wedding will look unique and like no other you’ve attended at home.
The beauty of a destination wedding is it is not over in a day. It is a family reunion, vacation, wedding, and honeymoon all rolled into one. Getting everyone together in one place is a rare blessing, so why not make it last for a weekend or longer?
It will be one of the weddings of the year and everyone will be talking about how wonderful it was for years to come. Everyone loves a good wedding, but one in an exotic or new place brings a new level of excitement and joy to the celebrations.
Wedding days go by in a joyful blur of love and excitement. You are busy getting ready, performing wedding day duties, and posing for photos all day long. You never get enough time to spend with everyone. But a destination wedding allows you the luxury of having time before and after the day. You can plan welcome lunches and dinner, cocktail events, and trips with all your friends and family.
Any wedding has some natural stress, but with a destination wedding planner who has arranged all the details, you can turn up in paradise, check the last-minute details and get busy enjoying yourself. As a result, destination weddings are much less stressful, which is a major attraction for many couples.
Destination weddings are often held outdoors and if it rains on your wedding day, you might feel sorry to have to move indoors if the weather is bad. While you understandably would feel regretful everyone had traveled so far for your destination wedding that ends up being inside, you will soon realize they are there because they love you and will be celebrating all the same. This is a con, but bad weather can also happen at home.
Your guest list can be small with a destination wedding and that can be a con or a pro depending on your vision. What we know is almost everyone you invite will come. While you might think a long travel distance will deter some guests from attending, there are usually only two main reasons they don’t come. Not giving guests enough time to save for the trip and pregnancy are the major reasons guests decline to attend a destination wedding. So, invite only the people you hope will come!
We could go on and on about all the advantages of having a destination wedding, including earned perks like free room nights for the couple and the chance to visit somewhere on your bucket list. There really are many more pros than cons for couples considering a destination wedding.
In fact, you are probably wondering why having a destination wedding wasn’t the plan from the moment the ring was on your finger. Most of the cons could also happen if you were to host a wedding in your hometown or city. So, all you need to do now is find an awesome wedding planner who will help you find the dream venue and start planning the best day of your life. Schedule a consultation to start your destination wedding journey!