The Knot’s 2017 Real Weddings Survey found that there are almost half a million destination weddings a year, and a quarter of those happen here in Mexico and the Caribbean.
You may be wondering if a destination wedding is right for you?
Here are the top 5 reasons for getting out of town to say ‘I Do!’
You call the shots
While a wedding at home is usually a more formal affair, based on family and cultural traditions, you are likely to lose control of what YOU want pretty quickly.
But with a destination wedding, the world is your alter!
What is your vision? You can make it happen.
Or, almost at least!
Most often, whatever locale you choose, from a cruise line to a dreamy resort, will provide you with a wedding planner to take care of most of the dirty work for you. Often all you need to do is show up, make a few small decisions, and you’re good to go!
The expense of a destination wedding as compared to the average cost of a traditional wedding at home is one of the biggest reasons that couples are rushing of rushing off to tropical destinations to say ‘I Do!’.
It’s easy to understand why couples would want to choose an all-inclusive location where they get their food, drinks, ceremony AND honeymoon, wrapped into one price.
It leaves a little money left over to start their lives together!
The Reunion Opportunity
At your typical wedding, the bride and groom run around like crazy for one day, shaking hands, kissing babies, posing for pictures.
And then it’s all over!
But at a destination wedding, you get several days to relax and connect with your nearest and dearest before the big celebration. This is an amazing chance to spend some quality, no rush time with all the people you love.
Perfect for Second (or Third!) Marriages
Getting re-married under the watchful eyes of your entire community?
Who needs it?
A simple ceremony in a far-off locale may be just what you need to avoid the inevitable whispers and criticism and keep the guest list to only those who support and love you both.
Why do YOU think a destination wedding is the best idea? I want to hear about it in the comments below!
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