Destination wedding are fast becoming a popular alternative to a traditional wedding. My husband and I even considered a destination wedding when we began the planing process, but we opted for a wedding close to home so all of our family would be able to join us.
Resorts offer amazing all-inclusice deals that some brides & grooms-to-be love, plus they can stay afterwards as their honeymoon vacation. Guests consider destination wedding as mini-get-aways as well, so its a win/win for everyone!!
Here are our top reasons to have a destination wedding ~
It is a great way to reduce your guest list ~ If you really want only your closest family and friends you might just be able to get away with it.
Dress code ~ Casual or even more casual. You and your guests will love that! You can wiggle your toes in the sand as you say ‘I Do’.
Everywhere you look, there’s an amazing photo opportunity ~ With picture-perfect views all around, you won’t have to wait for your wedding photographer to capture the spirit of your event.
Your wedding will be the one they’ll be talking about for years to come ~ Wedding guests will long remember your event—it will be hard for anyone else to top it.
You want to streamline costs (or even, in some cases, save money). No one can definitively say that a destination wedding costs less than an at-home reception. But no one can say it costs more, either. However, it often turns out to be easier to keep costs in check in a faraway locale.
If you already know the resort where you want to wed, then you’re ahead of the game. If you’re less sure (or know the overall location—Mexico, Jamaica, Hawaii, the Caribbean—but not the specific spot), work with a travel agent, or check out these one-stop-shopping destination wedding sites. Also be sure to hire a Wedding Planner to coordinate all of the details, you will be happy you did!
Best wishes & happy planning ~
Melissa Fife ~ Events by Missy & Company