Believe it or not, there are so many benefits of a destination wedding. Not only are they simply fabulous, but they'll provide you with an experience you'll never, ever forget. I mean, we're all planning our weddings on Pinterest (don't deny it!) anyway, so, why not go all out and have the wedding of our dreams in the destination of our choice? Check out some of the benefits of a destination wedding.
1. One on One Time with Guests
Having a destination wedding means it'll be smaller, and more intimate than a regular one. They tend to last a few days, which gives you plenty of time to talk to your guests. It'd be a great opportunity for everyone to interact while taking part in fun activities. It'd pretty much be like a mini vacation for everyone, until the wedding day. Then it's all about you! This is definitely one of the benefits of a destination wedding.
2. Cost Effectiveness
Let's face it, your wedding guest-list is going to be massive. You want everyone to see you on your special day, I get it. However, not everyone you invite will be able to make it to your destination wedding. So, as your guest-list shrinks, so does your cost. By limiting your list to just your family and super close friends, you'll save a lot of money. You'll even have enough to go all out with your ceremony at your destination.
3. Early Honeymoon
The honeymoon starts as soon as you say your "I Do"s. When your guests leave the island (or wherever you are), stay for a few more days. Since you're already at your honeymoon destination, you can count that expense already paid for. Now, it's all about relaxing and taking in the views. How perfect does that sound?
4. Great Photos
Sure, you can hire any photographer at a regular wedding and get awesome pictures, but, will you have the ocean as a backdrop? Destination weddings provide the most beautiful scenery for your wedding pictures. Can you imagine palm trees, or the golden sunset behind you? It'd definitely make your white dress pop in the photo! The photo album will look like it's straight out of a magazine.
You'll save a lot of planning time with a destination wedding. Lots of resorts offer full wedding planning so that you don't have to worry about anything. You can leave it all up to them, or just enlist their help for a few things on your list. Either way, you won't be alone in the planning and that's always nice! Trust me, take the help. You don't want to become a Bridezilla at your beautiful destination!
6. Family Reunion
Think about it: You're at beautiful destination with all your friends and family. What else could be better? You probably have friends and family flying in from different parts of the state, country, or even globe. This would be an amazing vacation, and also a sort of family vacation. What a joyous occasion to reunite for!
So many brides complain that they spent so much stressing out about the planning of their wedding, that they don't even remember much about the day! So, take this opportunity to relax. Having a destination wedding gives you the chance to value your time and really have fun and make memories with your guests. The resort is taking care of all the planning, so don't worry about anything! All you need to worry about is getting into that dress!
So, there you have it! These are just seven of many benefits of having a destination wedding. Where would you have your wedding?