One of the goals for this blog is to help you make a decision on issues we feel need to be addressed and have the potential to make or break a beautiful wedding day. Having a destination wedding is a big decision and is a lot trickier to plan than a wedding in your hometown. Things get even more complicated when you decide to head across the pond and there’s a high possibility you could end up spending more money than you intended. Travel Tuesday is about erasing those fears and embracing honeymoons and destination weddings as something to be celebrated. Today, we’re giving you six of our favorite reasons to pack up and say “I do” out of your comfort zone.
1. Limited Guest List
If you want a huge wedding this is a con, but if you want an intimate wedding or are looking for a way to cut down your guest list then a destination wedding gives you a fantastic excuse. You can limit it to only immediate family and close friends if that’s all you want. The number of people who RSVP no due to prior plans and lack of funds will go up so you don’t have to worry about unwanted people showing up.
2. No Stress, We Promise
Ok, maybe a little stress but you’re basically on vacation, no one stresses out on vacation. The fulltime staff at the resorts are pros at planning weddings, especially working with couples looking for an optimal destination wedding experience. They know the best vendors, they’ll let you in on valuable packages and take you away from areas heavily occupied by tourists.
3. Picture Perfect
While there may be the potential for weather mishaps, destination wedding locations are usually really beautiful. Stunning views and picturesque scenery will set the stage for amazing pictures that will always look spectacular. You’ll be able to use backdrops not usually available to you in your hometown and it will create long standing memories.
4. You’re on Vacation
Going back to the lack of stress, this one is another reason why the resort’s staff is a life saver. You’re in an amazing location without having to put everything together. Your destination is a vacation place where you can enjoy sights, activities and spending time with friends and family.
5. Finding Compromise
If your family wants you to get married in your hometown but his wants you two to get married in his hometown then this can create unwanted family drama. A destination wedding location will be up to you two and that’s it. You can meet them somewhere in the middle or arrange for them to fly to a destination of your choice. It’s even better if it’s a destination they both love.
A destination wedding is a once in a lifetime experience that you and your fiance will remember forever. It’s a great way for you to bond as a couple and for your families and friends to bond with each other. Memories, both good and bad, are made on vacation and remembered forever. Your wedding will be associated with these memories that guests will remember for years.
Hopefully we’ve convinced you to have a destination wedding if you were unsure. One reason I love that wasn’t mentioned was the ability to skip spray tans and tanning beds if you’re getting married on the beach. Just remember to wear sunscreen to avoid an unflattering sunburn.