Have you recently become engaged? Has the initial excitement of the moment worn off and now the reality of wedding planning is sinking in? Weddings are usually always talked about positively, since it is likely going to be the most special day of your lives. And while that may be true, getting to the actual wedding and making it through the planning stage can be extremely challenging and stressful.
However, rather than plan a traditional wedding, it may be worth looking considering a destination wedding. Here’s a look at why a destination wedding can be the perfect choice for couples.
You May Actually Save Money
Times are tough and budgets seem to be tighter than ever before, which can make planning a wedding almost impossible. Once you start to dive into the wedding plans and how much everything costs, it can be an eye-opening experience. Planning on a budget can feel impossible to do in this day and age. This is the number one benefit of destination weddings, as they tend to be a fraction of the price.
Just think about all the things you don’t have to pay for if it’s a destination wedding, since it will be on a much smaller scale with only your closest family and friends attending. You can even find reasonably-priced wedding packages at hotels and resorts that include such things as a private meal, ceremony décor, wedding photography, a DJ and more.
You Can Holiday with Family and Friends
Another huge benefit is that you get to go on holiday with family and friends. How often can you say that? What a great way to commemorate your union and declare your love for each other, and then continue the celebrations for the entire trip. You just need to be sure you give guests plenty of advance notice so they can save for the trip and book the time off work. Generally speaking, you want to give around one year’s notice if possible. Anything less than a year, and you risk loved ones not being able to make it.
And because you’re already in a dream location, you don’t have to deal with the added cost and stress of planning a honeymoon. The wedding and honeymoon are an all-in-one deal.
You’re Not into Traditional Weddings
Not every couple likes the idea of a traditional wedding. For many modern couples, it doesn’t suit their style, so why do it? A destination wedding can be much more casual, romantic, special and relaxing.
Leave It to the Professionals
Did you know that just like with a traditional wedding where you may hire a wedding planner, you can essentially do the same thing for your destination wedding? There are companies such as MTI Events that specialize in destination wedding planning services, coordination and travel details. They understand what it takes to pull off a destination wedding, and can take care of all the small details. They will have helpful tips and advice and know all the best locations. It takes all the guesswork and stresses out of the process.
It’s all about opening your mind to other styles of weddings and not feeling obligated to follow the traditional blueprint.