A wedding on the beach on an exotic island. If this is something that you’ve always imagined having, we can certainly see why. Crystal blue waters. White sand. Breathtaking sunrises and sunsets. It truly is a beautiful backdrop. So, if you have your heart set on a destination wedding, we encourage you to do it. After all, every bride should be able to have the wedding of her dreams.
However, in order to make sure that it doesn’t turn into a nightmare, we wanted to make sure that you’ve considered some of the pros and cons that come with taking this route. That way, you can look back on your destination wedding with all smiles—and no regrets.
The Pros of a Destination Wedding
Oftentimes, when people think of having a destination wedding, their mind goes to how much the travel expenses will be. And while depending on where you go this could be an issue, if you choose to fly during off season and you look for guest packages at the hotels and resorts there, you could actually end up saving more than if you held your wedding at a local venue. Another benefit of a destination wedding is that you don’t have to go through all of the stress that tends to come with making out your invitation list (to both the wedding and the reception) nor do you have to figure out who to ask to be in your bridal party and how to let down individuals that you didn’t ask nicely because you’re probably not planning for 10 people to stand next to you. Also, you don’t have to plan for your honeymoon because there’s a pretty good chance that wherever you pick for the wedding is also where you’ll want to spend a few days afterwards.
The Cons of a Destination Wedding
At the same time, there do tend to be a few cons. For one thing, if there are people you’ve always wanted to be present, there may be a chance that they can’t afford to pay for the ticket or it’s during a time that’s inconvenient for them to leave home which means either you’ll have to fit the bill or they simply won’t be able to attend. Another con is that it can be challenging to plan a wedding over the phone or via email and sometimes, there can be some red tape (such as forgotten to go through the appropriate steps in order to get your wedding license). And finally, you may not be the only one who is thinking “Since we already paid all of this money, why not stay?” And so, if you’re not careful, you could end up “sharing your honeymoon” (or having to book a reservation at another hotel).
Yet and still, so long as you stay aware of the cons and plan accordingly (at least six months in advance), we still believe that your destination wedding can be a wonderful one.
Guest post article written by: SimplyBridal – http://www.simplybridal.com
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