A destination wedding is one that you plan in settings away from your hometown. Wondering what it’s like? Imagine yourself raising a toast with close friends and family, with absolutely no one to judge, in a happy atmosphere, with music helping everyone to recuperate from travel stress and you and your partner sitting together, kissing hands and all. Did that visualization just make you go “Aww”?
Here’s a list of 5 things you must know before planning your destination wedding like the one you just pinned on Pinterest.
Your Wedding Is A Vacation For Many
Ever dreamt of getting married alongside a beach in Mexico? You did, maybe your guests didn’t! It is likely that you are going to run into your guests on your honeymoon (if that’s included in the package, it generally is!). So, be prepared for some drama and some awkward silences.
Expect Only Half Of Your Guests
For you, the biggest downside of a destination wedding might be the fact that you cannot expect all- or even half of your guests to turn up. However, if you want your celebration to be more personal and real, you must go for a destination wedding. Sometimes, even a part of your guests might be upset with the fact that you chose a destination wedding. Be prepared!
According to our choice, here are a few options that you can go for whenever planning a destination wedding (on the basis of weather, popularity, and beauty). They are- Mexico, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Hawai, Aruba, Fiji and romantic Europe. However, if you want a legal marriage outside the country, you would have to abide by that nation’s wedding requirements and present all the necessary documents.
Are They Cheaper?
Yes, you heard that right- Cheaper! Ironical as it may sound, destination weddings do not cost a fortune. Celebrate your auspicious day in a romantic location and save money at the same time. Wondering how? Wind-blowingly beautiful destinations end up being cheaper than booking everything stateside. Natural decor, fewer guests, honeymoon inclusion are like the icing on the cake.
Extra Details In The Invitation
Unlike a traditional wedding, a lot of planning has to go in. You have to give your guests a lot of information- regarding their accommodation and outlining all the events so planned. You have to make a frequent check upon their tickets and accommodation facility to check whether everything is in place. So, if you’re planning a destination wedding, make sure you get an itinerary printed along with the invitation card.
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