Destination Weddings – Say “I Do” On a Beach or Island

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Do you love to travel? Are you planning a wedding? There is no reason why you cannot take the opportunity to get away for your special day. Destination weddings continue to grow in popularity every year. Choosing a third-party location is a great way to avoid any territory disputes between families about the location of your wedding. Also, the natural scenery of a location is the best way to create an ambiance that neither you nor your guests will forget.

dest1When choosing your destination, consider resorts that offer all-inclusive wedding deals. Many resorts and hotels offer pre-designed wedding themes for you to choose from. Don’t panic if those themes do not match up with your vision. The wedding planner can customize everything to your style; and more often than not, brides have the ability to add to the pre-determined theme, to enhance it and make it more personal.  Many of the prepared themes include: a bouquet and boutonniere for the bride and the groom, linens, menus, place cards, centerpieces, a cake, decor, and usually a photo and video package. These packages tend to be more economical than buying all of these key components separately.

dest2dest3The expenses for travel and lodging generally are greater for a destination wedding, so keep that in mind when choosing your location. Destination weddings tend to reduce stress from the bride and groom however, a larger financial stress is placed on the guests. Provide your guests adequate notice before the big event to plan, budget and make arrangements at work.  Your wedding may be just the opportunity for guests to enjoy a mini vacation with family and friends. If you can’t wait to tie-the-knot do not be offended if guests are unable to attend or consider assisting with travel costs.

dest4If you are attending a destination wedding, here are some tips to save on cost and have a great time. First, coordinate with other guests who are attending. This is an opportunity to share a hotel room, which will cut down on your expenses and allow you to have more money to enjoy your getaway. Secondly, communicate with friends about packing beauty products like blow dryer, straightener, and curling iron; also check with the hotel, they often provide some of these products complimentary. Pack carefully, consider only taking costume jewelry instead of your finest, in case your luggage gets misplaced or lost by the airline. Lastly, strategically pack shoes that can be worn with a variety of outfits to cut down on the weight of your luggage.

dest4A few last reminders. Purchase and send the gift before the big day. It is unrealistic to think the bride and groom will be able to travel home with presents from every guest. Lastly, enjoy this opportunity. This is a special occasion for everyone involved. This is your chance to travel somewhere different, experience a new environment, a new culture, different foods and overall, a new adventure!Destination-Weddings-applevacationsblog-com(