This fabulous post, all about “If a Destination Wedding Right For You?”, comes to us from Megen Velez, Vice President of Product at DestinationWeddings.com. Skim Megan’s helpful tips, and find out if a getaway wedding truly is calling your name!
Is a Destination Wedding Right For You?
Find Out With These Four Questions!
With destination weddings on the rise, you might be considering taking your celebration on the road but are unsure of whether it’s the right decision for you. We won’t say that destination weddings are for everyone!
However, more and more couples are realizing that exotic destinations offer the perfect backdrop for their celebration and are embracing the opportunity to share a once-in-a-lifetime adventure with their loved ones. Whether it’s on the sandy shores or amidst the rocky mountains, a destination wedding may be just the answer for you!
1. Do You Crave Adventure?
Are you fueled by wanderlust, always thinking about where you’ll jet off to next? Why not turn your next escapade into one based on love and commitment? Tuck your passport away in a cute cover that matches your theme and get ready for the ride of a lifetime!
2. Do you want a smaller, intimate wedding?
Rather than feeling obligated to invite everyone to your ‘I Do’s’ at home, destination weddings are the perfect excuse for cutting down on the number of attendees. Most destination couples choose to just invite their closest family and friends, leaving off their second cousin’s great-aunt twice removed. Not only does this save pennies on catering and the like, but a smaller guest list takes off the stress of expectations and ensures a drama-free celebration.
3. Does Pinterest Overwhelm You?
Admit it – Pinterest is a wonderful tool, but when does it stop? If you’ve been dealing with one too many late-night Pinterest binges, perhaps it’s time to take a step back and consider a destination wedding. When a beautiful locale speaks volumes, there just isn’t as much of a need to go overboard with the décor.
Don’t get that wrong – there is still plenty of room for your unique DIY projects and personalized details (and of course, your Pinterest boards!), but you can rest easy knowing that your destination will provide enough of a ‘wow’ factor as is.
4. Can’t wait for your honeymoon?
Well then, why the delay? If you’re eager to begin the journey with your partner, a destination wedding is a great way to start your adventuring early. Whether you’re getting hitched at your honeymoon locale or you have plans to travel elsewhere, a head start is a refreshing way to transition from the planning process to saying ‘I do.’
Alternatively, a destination wedding is a great substitute for couples that are looking to save on a honeymoon. Simply extending your stay after guests leave offers a calm and relaxing reprieve before returning home!
Speaking of adventuring, Alyssa and Bob described their big week as a wedding vacation extravaganza! The cute couple jetted to their wedding in Jamaica where they chilled poolside with their guests, tied the knot on the beach, and even took an amazing helicopter adventure!
Their family and friend’s had a blast creating and capturing amazing moments throughout the week with the WeddingMix app and cameras.
After all the fun, all that priceless destination footage was transforms into the couple’s special wedding video! Check out their exclusive WeddingMix highlights video for sand, surf, and a whole lot of sweetness
Megan Velez is the Vice President of Product at DestinationWeddings.com, the world’s leading destination wedding and romantic travel planning company. DestinationWeddings.com has worked with over 20,000 couples and half a million guests to plan dream destination weddings. DestinationWeddings.com is one of the award-winning brands in the Celebration Travel Group collection.