Is a Destination Wedding Right for You?

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Destination weddings can be more casual, offer a sense of adventure and even prove less expensive than traditional nuptials. Here are some reasons why one might be right for you.

Think about the opportunity for quality time.

With everyone’s busy schedules, filled with work and family obligations, it can be difficult to bring the most important people in your life together. Weddings are one of those happy occasions when people want to make the effort, so make the most out of the opportunity. Having family and friends in the same place over several days helps ensure that you’ll get to spend some quality time with each other, rather than maybe talking for a few minutes at the reception. It also gives family members and friends who may not have seen each other in a while a chance to catch up. Plus, guests on each side of the aisle can really get to know one another, forging a strong bond between the two sets of families and friends.

It’s also a vacation for your guests.

By working with your travel agent to get the best deals on airfare and accommodations, you’ll enable your guests to not only share in your happiness, but also enjoy a getaway. Destination weddings take place in fun, relaxing and romantic spots, places your family and friends may have always wanted to visit. And now you’re giving them the perfect opportunity. Hawaii, Mexico, the Caribbean, even southern Europe, are popular choices. Closer to home, Florida and California also offer great wedding options. By getting away, the wedding becomes more of an event not only for the bride and groom, but for their guests, as well. It’s a chance to take a break from the daily routine. Your travel agent can also help you plan special excursions and activities that your guests can enjoy as a group or on their own.

Planning can be easier and less stressful, and maybe even cheaper.

Resorts catering to destination weddings will usually provide the bride and groom with the services of a professional wedding planner. That individual will put together a package with everything you’ll need for your big day. You won’t have to worry about making multiple phone calls to vendors, and you’ll have fewer stress-inducing decisions to make. You can keep things simple – no need for elaborate decorations when the backdrop to your ceremony is so gorgeous. Of course, that doesn’t mean you can’t add some touches to make things more personal. And when you add up the cost of a destination wedding versus a traditional ceremony and reception, you may find that you’re saving money. Plus, once the ceremony is over, you’ll already be at your honeymoon spot.

Weddings are an opportunity for friends and family to come together and show their love and support for the happy couple. A destination wedding, by giving all involved the gift of additional time together, can make the occasion even more special.

For help planning a destination wedding, contact your travel agent.

Katie HoranComment