Today, the number of couples interested in a destination wedding is increasing. When couples discuss their wedding, most of them consider having a long distance wedding. They either heard about this wedding setup from a friend, relative or from a wedding planner. The option to have a destination wedding gives couples a feeling of excitement since this type of wedding is different from the traditional ones we usually have in our hometown.
Destination weddings usually happen in beaches, cruises or other vacation spots far from the bride or the groom’s place. There are professional wedding planners who can offer you different destination wedding packages to choose from. You can also opt to look for the right destination location by searching online or asking friends from recommendations.
Like other wedding setup, there are pros and con of a destination wedding. This wedding setup may not be for everyone and its success will depend on how you plan for it. To help you decide if destination wedding is for you, here are some of the pros and cons of a destination wedding.
Invite only the closest
If you are on a budget, a destination wedding can be a good reason for you to invite fewer people. You can choose invite only the closest friends and relatives.
Same place honeymoon
Your wedding venue can also be your honeymoon place. Beach resorts for example usually have wonderful rooms or indoor cottages that you can rent for a couple more days after the wedding. This will allow you to save on travel costs and time.
- Great scenery for wedding photos
A wedding by the beach is not your traditional setup so your wedding photos are most likely different from the ordinary wedding photos. Make sure to hire a professional wedding photographer reading so you can surely get awesome destination wedding photos.
Simpler to plan
Destination weddings are usually easier to plan than traditional weddings especially if you ask help from a wedding planner or someone who has an experience at it. You can use less decors, have fewer guests and choose a simpler wedding dress for bride or suit for groom.
Practical (if you want to)
Since the environment is different, then it requires a change in wedding planning. You can save on catering cost, wedding outfit expenses and so much more by choosing a beach destination wedding.
Not all invited can attend
Most destination weddings require the couple and their guests to travel to the location. For this reason, some guests hesitate on attending because of the travel expense they need to incur as well as the time spent on traveling. You have to consider the comfort and feelings of your important guests when choosing the wedding location.
Legal documents may be required – Passports and visas
If your destination wedding is in another country, there are legal documents like passports and visas that you and your guests must obtain to be allowed to enter the country. This is something to think about when thinking of a destination wedding. Consider a place that is easier to access and does not give too much trouble or hassle to you and your loved ones.
Weather issues specifically possible weather disturbance is perhaps the biggest challenge in a beach wedding. If you want a wedding by the beach, you have to prepare backup plans to counter this problem. You can put up tents nearby or hire a possible indoor location in case the weather becomes stormy. Make sure to know the expected weather early but still be prepared for probable weather change.