With destination weddings growing in popularity, you may be wondering if getting married away is right for you. Here are the top 5 reasons you may want to consider getting out of town to say ‘I Do!’
1. 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. In a destination wedding, the world is your alter! What do YOU envision?
2. Stress Free
Or, almost at least! A destination wedding is usually much easier and faster to plan. 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! Picture the movie ‘Father of the Bride’ to understand why this would be appealing.
The cost effectiveness of a destination wedding as compared to one at home is one of the biggest reasons that couples are rushing of rushing off to tropical destinations to say ‘I Do!’. If you consider that the average wedding wedding runs anywhere from 20-100k depending on your city, and THEN you have to pay for your honeymoon, it’s to understand why someone would want to choose an all inclusive location where they get their food, drinks, ceremony AND honeymoon, all for a few thousand dollars. It leaves a little money left over to start their lives together!
4. 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! 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.
5. 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 you both.
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