Destination Wedding Offers and Tips
Destination weddings are becoming increasingly popular for several reasons. If you and your future spouse are from different parts of the country or world, a destination wedding allows you to celebrate in “neutral territory.” Destination wedding guests will feel more relaxed and open to mixing and mingling. Also, many of your guests will love to travel to an amazing wedding destination to celebrate with you – it’s the perfect excuse to take a really fabulous vacation! And finally, destination weddings can be quite budget friendly if you do your research! Destination wedding packages can help you and your guests save a lot of money, and a naturally beautiful destination wedding location won’t need too much added décor.
From the Caribbean to Mexico, Europe to the South Pacific to the USA, there are many destination wedding locations to choose from. But how should you decide the best location for you, your future spouse, and your guests? We recommend deciding on your budget, the number of guests you want to have, the time of year when you want to wed, and the type of location you want (beach, mountain, etc.), before you start searching for wedding destinations. You’ll also want to factor in how long it takes to travel to different locations. Then, you’ll be able to narrow down the types of destination wedding locations available on WeddingWire. A wedding planner can also be helpful when you’re planning a wedding from a distance, especially if you can’t travel to the your wedding destination more than once before your big day.
When hosting a destination wedding, be sure to give your guests plenty of advanced notice (at least a year whenever possible!) so that they can make their travel plans accordingly. Booking as far in advance as possible can also help you and your guests take advantage of destination wedding packages at certain venues so that guests can get the best rates possible. You’ll want to set up an informational wedding website to serve as a reference for your guests, on everything from booking flights to hotels, activities, and more.
Destination weddings often have a casual and relaxed feel, and the wedding festivities and activities can last for several days, not just one evening! Depending on your destination wedding location, plan activities like welcome dinners, sunset cruises, beach barbecues, volleyball tournaments, and more, so that your guests can meet and bond - these can be part of some destination wedding packages, so check with your wedding destination.
Learn more about destination weddings on WeddingWire. You can read reviews of destination wedding venues and vendors, and set up your free wedding website. Use the budget tool and wedding checklist to stay organized, and get inspired with gorgeous destination wedding décor ideas! Happy planning!