Are you thinking of taking your wedding outside of your hometown? Interested in getting hitched in a tropical destination like Hawaii, the Bahamas, or the Cayman Islands? Maybe you prefer big cities like Las Vegas, New York, or Los Angeles? If the answer is yes, you’re not alone. Every year thousands of couples tie the knot in destinations in the US and worldwide. Here are a few reasons why they do it:
The hope is that you only get married once, therefore, it might as well be something you’ll remember. While getting married anywhere can be special, there’s something amazing about being able to share your love for one another in front of friends and family in a dream destination. Years from now when you think about your wedding day, the venue, the surroundings, the people, the culture, all of it will be tied into your memories.
The great thing about planning a destination wedding is that it can be more intimate. Since guests will be required to pay for their own cost of travel and will have to make arrangements during the time they’re away, chances are not as many people will be able to attend your destination wedding. This means that you can invite just a few close family members and friends to your wedding to make for a more intimate event.
Lots of people shy away from destination wedding for fear that it will cost too much. The truth is, however, having a smaller guest list certainly helps to drive down the costs. There’s also the added advantage of being able to pay for your wedding, reception, and honeymoon altogether. There are plenty of popular wedding destinations around the world that offer couples exclusive packages and services at an affordable rate. This is especially true if you plan on getting married at an all-inclusive resort where you can get everything from meals, drinks, and activities in the same location all at an affordable package rate.
It Can Be More Laid Back
The other great thing about planning a destination wedding is that you can really just toss tradition and caution in the wind. You don’t need the fancy wedding gown, the high heels, the fully-loaded tuxedos, or the thousands of flora arrangements. Your destination is your backdrop and often doesn’t need much decor. Not to mention, when you’re getting married on a beach or in a tropical destination, oversized gowns, high heels, and tuxedos really don’t mix. So you can have more fun choosing free-flowing sundresses, nice sandals or flip flops for brides, and trendy short suit sets for grooms.
It Can Be Easy to Plan
Another reason couples decide on a destination wedding is because it can be a lot easier to plan. Many popular resorts and wedding venues offer affordable or inclusive wedding planning services. As they know you’re far away and won’t be as hands-on, they hire the best in the industry to do the legwork so that you don’t have to stress about the details of your big day. From selecting a venue and working with vendors finding the perfect wedding bands and ideal attire for your dream wedding, a planner will be with you every step of the way. Having the services of a wedding planner makes it a lot easier to bring your dream wedding to life without the headache.
It’s Quality Time with Family
There’s nothing like a vacation and time away from the daily hustle and grind to put you in good spirits, especially when you’re in the company of people you love and care for. You can turn your wedding into a family vacation of a lifetime. Whether you host it in South Wales, Dubai, Brazil, or some other destination, you can go off and explore, do some shopping, take in nature, learn about the culture, participate in fun activities, or just spend time in your hotel room talking about old times. Whatever you do with your loved ones while you’re out of town it will certainly bring you guys closer together at a time when family matters most.
Your wedding day is only supposed to happen once. So as you begin to plan your special day, don’t compromise on things you really want. If you want to get married outside of your hometown, then start planning the destination wedding of your dreams. It’s convenient, intimate, affordable, simpler to plan, and a surefire way to spend some quality time with those you love. So why not plan a wedding that you won’t soon forget.