“Why not choose a wedding location?” should be the question. Choosing a wedding location is becoming so popular that planning one is almost a no-brainer. You get a picture-book wedding setting and a vacation to boot – and your guests will love it!
Below are the top eleven reasons why you should consider planning a get-away wedding.
1. Longer Celebration
Typical weddings are only a one-day celebration, and after a morning of getting glamorous, the bride and groom are really only with their guests for part of a day. Choosing a wedding location make you spend a few days celebrating this special time.
Whether it’s a three-day trip or a seven-day trip, you can celebrate one day at the pool, one day on a group excursion and one day at the spa day all in one trip!
2. You get to leave all your “cares” at home and leave the details to others.
Whether you choose an island wedding, European sojourn, “rough it in the wild” safari in Africa or a dream cruise on a luxury ship, you’ll find a staff ready and waiting to cater to your every want and need.
What better way to begin your new life than on a relaxed note? Your work or anything that might cause stress will be out of sight and out of mind with a wedding location.
3. Smaller Wedding Guests
One of the biggest problems for engaged couples is narrowing down the guest list. If they can, they just want the family members from both sides and their closest friends. The truth about having a destination wedding is that not everyone is going to be able to afford to come.
They might not be able to get time to file a vacation leave from their jobs or they might be too old to travel or simply can’t get a babysitter for the big day. With choosing the wedding location, you can be sure that those closest to you can make it and the others won’t feel the need to travel the whole way there. You’ll be able to have a more intimate ceremony and save some cash at the same time.
4. Choosing a Wedding Location will make you save money
You might think that traveling to an exotic location to get married would break the budget you painstakingly created for your wedding. Contrary to that belief, a destination wedding can actually be less of a strain on your pocketbook.
Packages are readily available that come with everything included – airfare, transportation needs, discounts for larger parties, etc. Consider that in many locations, everything you need (such as flowers and music) is localized to make your wedding location simple.
5. Guests can save on a vacation
Some hotel offers discounted room rates. Most resorts are more than willing to bargain in exchange for group business. Some airlines offer discounted airfares for groups of ten or more on the latter. And most of all, your friends will have a blast! Destination weddings give friends and family that most appreciated commodity: downtime –to kick back, connect and celebrate. And what’s more fun than that?
6. More Intimate
Choosing a location for your wedding is perfect for couples who prefer a smaller, more intimate ceremony and celebration.
If you are overwhelmed with everyone wanting to attend your wedding and don’t want anyone to sulk because you didn’t invite them, having a destination wedding is a perfect way to allow you to trim down who will be attending and sharing the moment with just a handful of loved ones.
7. You’ll get to choose the background and activities that appeal to you, as a couple
The picture-book setting of a Hawaiian beach is the perfect background for your Location wedding if you’re dreaming of getting married barefoot on the beach with orchids in your hair. The photos will be stunning.
But if the beach isn’t your bag, a European wedding in a castle can fulfill daydreams of Romeo and Juliet or King Arthur and his love, Guinevere.
When you look back on your wedding photographs, you’ll want to have some remarkable shots that you can frame and reminisce on. When you book a location for your wedding somewhere tropical, make sure to check the weather if it will be sunny so rain won’t ruin your wedding photos.
8. You get to choose the weather for your special day!
It’s true that most couples think of warm weather for saying their faraway vows with a destination wedding. But you might have other ideas – like snow and skiing or maybe an autumn wedding? By doing a little research, you can make your dream weather come true.
9. Wedding and Honeymoon in one
No need to plan two trips. You can start your honeymoon right after the wedding. Your guests can also have their vacation at the same time if they want to.
Be sure to double-check when choosing your wedding/honeymoon location to avoid getting scam.
10. Thinking of a theme? A Location wedding can be a change from the traditional wedding ritual
Many couples are considering a theme wedding rather than the tired old rituals held in a church. An island Location wedding will go over much better in Jamaica or Hawaii than Portland, Maine.
Are you dreaming of a winter wonderland theme and you live in Florida? Switzerland or Norway can fill the bill in a way that will get you in the mood more than 90-degree weather could.
11. Vacation Wedding with Your Loved Ones
When was the last time you had your vacation? When was the last time you had a vacation with your family? With your closest friends? When was the last time your partner had a vacation with his/her family?
Choosing a wedding location allows you to be on vacation with all your loved ones at the same time. You are not only in an exciting destination, but you also have your favorite people there to share the moment with.
Choosing a wedding location is becoming more popular with couples who want to escape the wedding stress and have a relaxed ceremony on the beach…or maybe in a winter wonderland. A destination wedding comes with many benefits and if you find the right location for you, you’ll be able to have a wedding that you’ll never forget – after all, who doesn’t get excited at the prospect of going somewhere stunning and exclusive to tie the knot?