Your wedding day is one of the most (if not the most) special days in your life. A lot of hard work goes into planning it, but it will all be worth it in the end.
From the engagement ring to the wedding gown, you need to tick them off your checklist one by one. If you do not have an engagement ring yet, Willyou.net is a site where you can find a comprehensive list of engagement and wedding rings to get something that fits your style and budget. Another thing to decide on is your wedding venue, and one great option is to have a wedding abroad. We have gathered information from couples who were married abroad on what they consider to be the six top reasons for having a destination wedding.
It can be more affordable than a typical wedding
You might think that having a wedding abroad will be expensive, but there are some great destination wedding packages that offer excellent value for money. Typically they include your flights, accommodation, and everything about the wedding, including the venue. Also, the number of guests attending your destination wedding will probably be smaller than if you were to have a traditional wedding at home, so you will spend less on the reception. Obviously if you decide you would like to have a larger more lavish wedding the cost will increase.
It can be less stressful
Depending on where you choose to get married and how you plan your destination wedding, it can be less stressful than having a wedding at home. Your travel agent or wedding planner will take care of the important details, so you don’t have to worry. All you have to do is pack your things, relax and enjoy.
It can be more intimate
Couples who were married abroad list the desire to have a small wedding as one of the top reasons to have a destination wedding. As this can be difficult to achieve in a typical setting, they found it to be the perfect solution without offending acquaintances who they would of felt obliged to invite if they were having a wedding at home. To avoid hurt feelings, many couples opted for a compromise and had a small wedding abroad, followed by a larger celebration with all their family and friends when they returned home.
It extends the celebration
In a usual wedding, guests leave after the event, and the celebration stops there. However, since you will be spending a few more days with them at a destination wedding, you will continue to have fun with your loved ones and keep the celebration going. Organising extra activities or celebrations around your wedding adds to its uniqueness and will certainly make it more memorable.
It serves as vacation time with the loved ones
Everyone may be busy with their day-to-day responsibilities, making it difficult to catch up with loved ones. Take advantage of having your family and friends together in the one place at the one time. Your destination wedding will be the perfect opportunity to spend quality time in a holiday environment with your family and closest friends.
It also serves as your honeymoon trip
One of the reasons to have a destination wedding is that you don’t need a separate plan for your honeymoon as you can have it in the destination you will pick for your wedding. It will save you money from having to book a different flight and accommodation for the honeymoon.
A wedding abroad is not be for everyone. However, if any of the above reasons to have a destination wedding excite you, it may be something to consider for your big day.
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