One of the best things about weddings is that they can happen just about anywhere. Your backyard, a beautiful event space, or even on a mountaintop. Your wedding can even take place in the most stunning of destinations. Flying halfway across the world to Italy, to soaking the sun on the beach in Mexico. These are just some of the many beautiful places to have your destination wedding, and why limit yourself to just that? The world is your oyster and you have plenty of options to choose from.
Before deep diving, you first have to know what exactly is a destination wedding. Oftentimes when people think of a destination, they think of jetting off to a far-off place. While that can be considered a destination, a destination wedding is a wedding that takes place outside of where you currently live. This could be a few hours away, the next province over, or in another country.
Another reason why so many couples choose to have a destination wedding is that it gives you the chance to have your special day and honeymoon all in one place. While the expenses for this wedding may seem a bit more extravagant than a traditional wedding, in the end, it all pans out especially if you honeymoon in your dream location. You’re able to get married, and enjoy that newlywed life without even having to check out of your room/hotel!
One of the most common reasons why so many couples opt for a destination wedding is the adventure aspect. Exploring a new place, trying new things, and tying the knot with your best friend all in one? SIGN ME UP PLZ. For many couples, this is all they need to say Y-E-S. Having a destination wedding is the perfect excuse to step outside your comfort zone, experience new things and cultures, and really elevate your entire experience.
Okay, so I’m not saying you can’t get some pretty epic photos all within the comfort of your own hometown or province. What I am saying though is that there are a lot more opportunities for some amazing photos when you choose a location with some great views. Whether it be exploring the mountains or trekking through the redwood forest, you can guarantee to get some pretty amazing images.
If you’re someone who’s having trouble narrowing down your guest list, a destination wedding may just be what you need. While we all want to invite everyone who is meaningful in our lives, sometimes this can get very expensive. Expenses like food, transportation, and other accommodations can rack up depending on the number of guests attending. With a destination wedding, you’re essentially narrowing down your guest list to those who can afford to travel for your big day. Unfortunately, with a destination wedding, not everyone will be able to come, but it does help out in minimizing your guest list.
Tip: You can always have a celebratory party/dinner after your big day to include those who weren’t able to attend.
Your wedding day is already such a cherishable moment. One that you will remember for the rest of your life. With a destination wedding, you are basically taking it up a notch! It not only is giving you the opportunity for a memorable wedding day, but your guests as well. For some of your guests (or even you and your partner) this may be the first time traveling that far/abroad. This will definitely give them something to talk about for years to come, which definitely will give a long-lasting impression.
Maybe you are just starting to wedding plan. The first thing you want to do is make sure you lock in a date and wedding venue. However, your dream wedding venue is nowhere to be found. A destination wedding is a perfect way to broaden your horizons and get your absolute dream venue. You’re able to expand your search scope and find a wedding venue that checks every box you’re looking for.
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