Stuck on whether you want to have a local or destination wedding? We’ve created a helpful guide to give you more of an insight into what goes into a destination wedding. These reasons could help you into deciding if this type of wedding is right for you.
1. Budget friendly
Often times when we think of a destination wedding, we associate it with expensive costs, however, that may not necessarily be the case. Different locations frequently have lower prices with inclusive packages. However, it's important to consider that not everyone may be able to attend, as a destination would be more expensive for guests.
2. Less planning
When it comes to destination weddings, all you really need to be set on is your location. Resorts tend to take care of all factors, as they usually offer wedding packages. This allows you to leave the stress at home and really enjoy your wedding. It would also help to plan a trip to the location in advance to the wedding. This lets you see the venue for yourselves as well as meet with vendors, and you can consider it to be a pre-wedding vacation with your partner.
3. Quality Time With Loved Ones
A standard wedding spans for around three to five hours, while a destination wedding can span for around three days. This gives you more time to enjoy your location with the ones you love most. This can also double as a type of vacation for your loved ones, as they are celebrating you in a beautiful location.
4. Intimate Guest List
Having a destination wedding is perfect for those who want a smaller, more intimate wedding. The cost of attending is typically higher than a traditional, local wedding, which will limit your number of guests, although again, it’s beneficial to consider costs, as they may limit close friends or family from attending.
5. Photo Opportunity
Weddings are obviously a huge opportunity for photos, but you really want yours to stand out from the rest. Having a destination wedding highlights not only the beauty of your special day, but also the location you’ve picked out. Working with local photographers can give you the best opportunity to capture moments that you will truly remember for a lifetime, as you may have the opportunity to visit hidden gems that the locals would only know of.
Amanda Martinez Von Wachter is an intern and event's assistant at Verano Events in Delray Beach, Fl. Connect with us: firstname.lastname@example.org
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