Wedding bells will ring, but who says they can’t be accompanied by the sounds of the ocean? Many couples have resorted (literally) to destination weddings and found this not only brought more excitement to such a joyous celebration but saved them time and money in the meantime. Here are 7 reasons why destination weddings might be the way to mark your special occasion.
1. Stress Less
If you want to avoid a stress headache, destination weddings are ideal for those looking for a “one-stop shop.” Our experts work with professionals onsite to help plan everything from the photographer right down to the floral arrangements. Forget the centerpieces and focus on your inner circle.
2. Trim That Guest List
Instead of debating whether you should invite your longtime hairdresser, you can cut your guest list in half with a destination wedding. In most cases, weddings abroad average around 48 guests. It’s the perfect opportunity to filter out all the friends-of-friends and colleagues you felt inclined to invite.
3. No Home Field Advantage
With destination weddings, you’ll be in Switzerland. Ok, maybe not physically (although an option), but this gives you a chance to be in neutral territory. No awkward interactions with in-laws. No familial disputes. Your big day will be exciting for all guests without the stress of playing favorites. East coast? West Coast? Doesn’t matter here.
4. Check A New Destination Off the Bucket List
Hiking an active volcano? Swimming in the turquoise lagoon in Bora Bora? Walking on the white sands in Turks and Caicos? What’s more exciting than marrying your soulmate and checking off something on your bucket list? Wedding destinations give you the perfect chance to experience a lifetime opportunity with your loved ones.
5. Two Honeymoons
Just because you’re already in paradise doesn’t mean you can’t island hop. Many destination wedding couples travel to different locations for their honeymoon. If that’s not in your budget, you can always spend a few extra days and plan a “minimoon” at your wedding location. Let the adventure continue!
6. Pinterest Worthy
Your Pinterest board but better. With stunning views and picturesque backdrops, your wedding photos will be what dreams are made of. Whether it’s a romantic sunset, spectacular mountains, or a beautiful hillside view, you’ll have everybody pinning your wedding photos.
Tip: While scouting out your ideal wedding location, take some of this time to shoot engagement photos to use for all your announcements and save the dates.
7. Spend Less
It may be hard to believe, but destination weddings tend to get you more bang for your buck. Resorts, eager for your business, are often willing to work with planners to provide room upgrades and complimentary amenities. The beautiful location can also save you on decor. Unlike your hometown counterparts, the average cost of a destination wedding is around $35,000. Certainly, a much more appealing price tag than domestic weddings, reaching upwards of $95,000.
Whether it’s a sun-soaked ceremony in Tuscany or a dreamy beach setting in the Bahamas, destination weddings are sure to give you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to escape and spend quality time with your loved ones.
Contact us to learn more about how our team can help you book your dream destination wedding. From custom itineraries, to flight and airport transfers, to 24/7 destination support, we can arrange a stress-free experience to mark the occasion.