Destination weddings have taken the world by storm, with more and more people taking the opportunity to get some sea, sun, and sand on the biggest day of their relationship. While every wedding takes a lot of planning, destination weddings have a whole different set of checkboxes that will need to be ticked, if everything is going to go according to plan.
They’re generally cheaper
This might seem a little wild, but destination weddings have been known to cost less than the average wedding back home. There could be a variety of reasons for this, but it’s a pretty great motivation to get married somewhere where you are practically guaranteed sunshine, as opposed to the uncertainty of home. There is no rule saying you can’t embellish abroad, but if you find somewhere beautiful and for an unbeatable price, then nothing is stopping you from being stood in front of gorgeous blue waters citing your vowels. What could be better?
Special for both of you
While you might be choosing to join your life with another person’s inextricably, it does not necessarily mean the same places are unique to each of you. It can be a great way of finding somewhere new, and rather than choosing somewhere specific to one of you, it can be both of yours. Other than agreeing on a country to get married in, it can save a lot of hassle and brain-racking.
Difficult to re-visit
If you’re a sentimental person and would like to re-visit where you got married easily, then this might not be a great idea. Unless you have the money to fly to your wedding destination, then this might be worth taking into account. Of course, if you’re not too worried and you’re content with the idea, you might one day return, but you’ll be okay until then, then no problem!
The cost for guests
One of the cons of destination weddings is that they will cost the guests a holiday too. Not every guest will be happy paying the cost of a holiday to attend, not especially if they’re your friend’s auntie’s cousin. You can use this to your advantage, if you don’t want a massive wedding filled with everyone you’ve ever known, including the milkman, then this will thin out the extras, and you’ll have a more intimate wedding filled with everyone you love the most.
Holiday for everyone
While it may still be unconventional, a destination wedding will ultimately provide an amazing holiday for the whole family, making it the ultimate family gathering. You may want to consider how easy it is to transport some members, and some elderly family may struggle with specific modes of transport which is something you will need to consider. You and your partner will have to coordinate practically everything, so be prepared to have all the information ready for your guests as they will undoubtedly need a step-by-step guide on what happens and when.
Whatever you decide, the most important thing is you and the person you’re marrying, it is your day after all, and you will remember it for the rest of your lives.