Are you thinking about a destination wedding for the biggest event of your lives to-date? You can plan a destination wedding in various ways! We, the folks at DreamDay Invitations have put together a FAQ for you with the key things you need to know about when considering a destination wedding!
What is a destination wedding?
A destination wedding essentially involves the couple choosing a beautiful location to get married at that is away from home; it can be out of town or out of the country. You also have the option of choosing the type of destination wedding too, such an intimate wedding (where it is just the two of you), a limited party (where it is down to close family and friends), or a big celebration with close to a hundred people (or more!).
What are the benefits of a destination wedding?
One of the key benefits of a destination wedding is the non-stop party (or rather extending the wedding celebrations from the traditional four hours to even four day, possibly even more).It’s all about creating memories with your loved ones. It has been noted how many brides and grooms opt to plan destination weddings as opposed to the traditional and often expensive weddings due to its intimate nature.
Is a destination wedding right for us and our guests?
One of the things you need to consider when planning a destination wedding is how feasible it is for the likes of your closest friends and family friends being able to attend. Therefore, before you commit to it, ask for their opinions, especially the ones you definitely want there. In the event that they cannot make it, plan for an intimate destination wedding and later a reception at home for those who could not attend.
The chances of your guests attending may also reflect on the remoteness of the location, perhaps even how expensive it would be for them to make it. Consider these factors when booking your wedding destination. Also, look out for great deals that are available to your wedding invitees as part of the wedding venue package!
How far ahead should I plan a destination wedding?
You should ideally start planning 9 to 15 months in advance in order to get the best travel rates and hotel deals, so that it can all be worked into ensuring you wedding invitees will be able to make it. If you are planning to have a large invitee list, then the sooner you plan the better, as you need to consider accommodation and lodging options for the guests too, especially if it is a popular destination!