November 2, 2022
One of the best things about weddings is that it can happen just about anywhere. Your backyard, a beautiful event space, or even on top of the mountains. Your wedding can even take place in the most stunning of destinations. You know, the ones that you have pinning on your Pinterest board for ages? There are so many benefits of having a destination wedding, however where do you even start?
What Is A Destination Wedding?
Before deep diving, you first have to know what exactly is a destination wedding. Oftentimes when people think of a destination wedding, you think of jetting off to a far off place. While that can be considered destination, a destination wedding is a wedding that takes place outside of where you currently live. This could be a few hours away, the next state over or in another country. A destination wedding is solely heading to a new destination outside where you currently reside. Easy peasy, right?
Can Be An Adventure
One of the most common reasons why so many couples opt for a destination wedding is the adventure aspect. Exploring a new place, trying new things and getting married all in one? For many couples this is all they need to say Y-E-S. Having a destination wedding is the perfect excuse to step outside your comfort zone and experience tons of new things.
Honeymoon and Wedding All In One
Another reason why so many couples opt for a destination wedding is that it gives you the chance to have your wedding and honeymoon all in one place. While the expenses for this wedding may seem a bit more extravagant than a traditional wedding, in the end it all pans out especially if you honeymoon in your destination location. You’re able to get married, and enjoy that newlywed life without even having to checkout of your room/hotel!
Helps Narrow Down Your Guest List
If you’re someone who’s having trouble narrowing down your guest list, a destination wedding may just be what you need. While we all want to invite everyone who is meaningful in our lives, sometimes this can get very expensive. With a destination wedding, you are essentially narrowing down your guest list to those who can afford to travel to your wedding. Unfortunately, with a destination wedding not everyone will be able to come, it does help out in minimizing your guest list.
Tip: You can always have a celebratory party/dinner after your destination wedding to include those who weren’t able to attend.
More Flexibility With Venues
Maybe you are just starting to wedding plan. First thing you want to do is make sure you lock in a date and wedding venue. However, your dream wedding venue is nowhere to be found. Hint hint, if you want to know what to look for when looking for a wedding venue, click here. A destination wedding is the perfect way to broaden your horizons and get your absolute dream wedding venue. You’re able to expand your search scope and find a wedding venue that checks every box you’re looking for.
Creates Long Lasting Memories
Your wedding day is already such a cherishable moment. One that you will remember for the rest of your life. With a destination wedding, you are basically taking it up a notch! It not only is giving you the opportunity for a memorable wedding day, but your guests as well. For some of your guests (or even you and your partner) this may be the first time traveling that far/abroad. This will definitely give them something to talk about for years to come, which definitely will give a long lasting impression.
Get Some Pretty Epic Photos
Okay, so I’m not saying you can’t get some pretty epic photos all within the comfort of your own hometown or state. What I am saying though is that there are a lot more opportunities for some amazing photos when you choose a location with some great views. Whether it be exploring the mountains or trecking through the redwood forest, you can guarantee to get some pretty amazing images.
Benefits of Having a Destination Wedding
Now, I don’t know if I’ve convinced you just yet but hopefully you have considered a bit more your options when it comes to your wedding. These are just a few of the many benefits of a having a destination wedding which in turn can give you one of, if not the most memorable day in your life.
PS – Destination weddings are totally my jam, so if you’re in need to jet set off to London, Paris, or anywhere around the world… I’m your gal. Inquire about your destination wedding and secure your date ASAP!