7 Reasons to Have a Destination Wedding ...

As much as I love traditional weddings, I'm also a huge fan of the destination wedding. Why? Well, there are so many reasons! Here are a few of them... here are 7 reasons to have, or at least consider, a destination wedding.

1. The Gorgeous Locale!

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There are so many beautiful backdrops for your special day β€” a snow-capped mountain, a sandy beach, a woodland wonderland. The only limit to your destination is your imagination... and every destination has the potential to be gorgeous.

2. You Can Combine Wedding and Honeymoon

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Why bother with the hassle of going from your wedding, to your reception, then to your honeymoon when you can do it all at the same place with a destination wedding? There really isn't any reason to have to deal with the stress of dealing with multiple venues, so don't! Choose a destination wedding!

3. Special Time with Family and Friends

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If you want to have a big wedding, with a few minutes to spend with every guest who comes, then a destination wedding isn't the best idea, because many of the guests aren't likely to come. If, however, you want a more intimate wedding, when you can spend the time with your closest family and friends, then a destination wedding may be your best bet.

4. It's Not Your Average Hall Wedding

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We've all been to dozens of traditional weddings at church with a hall reception. While they're all sweet and romantic, we're tired of them! Let's do something different! This is another reason to choose a destination wedding.

5. The Cost Savings

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If you're not paying for a plated dinner, or buffet, for 200 guests, plus a separate honeymoon, doing a destination will be much less expensive than a traditional wedding with loads more guests.

6. You'll Get to do Things Your Way

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If you're planning a traditional wedding, you'll notice that everyone, from your future mother-in-law to you best friend or your sister, is going to have advice, and they won't be quiet and demure about it. If you have a destination wedding, you'll get to do everything your way, with little stress from dealing with people who want to have their input.

7. There's a Destination for Everyone

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No matter what you and your future husband are into, there's an exotic destination for your wedding. If you're outdoorsy, then try a mountain or natural destination wedding. If you love scuba or swimming, then try a beach wedding. If there's a place that's special to you, then go get married there!

With so many reasons to consider, or plan, a destination wedding, I'm surprised people still plan traditional ones! Which of these reasons is the most striking to you? Or are you set on a traditional wedding? Please let me know!

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