We all know that destination wedding is different from planning a traditional wedding. You might have attended a wedding at some different location away from home, but may not know various aspects of destination weddings. There is no doubt that destination wedding is a wonderful way to celebrate one’s nuptials. However, an inappropriate planning can turn your dream wedding into a nightmare. Today, we are not going to share tips and tricks to plan your destination wedding but sharing answers to the most frequently asked questions about destination weddings.
1.What is a destination wedding?
A destination wedding is different than a traditional wedding which takes place in a different location mostly away from the hometown of bride and groom. A destination can vary from a beach to a historical place, according to the couple’s choice. Few of the beautiful as well as famous destinations are Hawaii, Caribbean, Europe, countries in Southeast Asia such as Indonesia, Thailand etc.
2.Why should one go for a destination wedding?
The reasons to opt for destination wedding varies from couple to couple. Few take it as a way to save money on the wedding while others find it as a small intimate family gathering at some exotic location. Since, they are not as formal as traditional weddings are, they can be affordable.
3.Who pays for the destination wedding?
Traditionally, the bride’s family pays for the wedding. However, couples also tend to contribute to their own wedding. it depends upon the comfort level of the families whether parents will bear the expenses or the couple will contribute too.
4.How to know if my guests can afford to travel to the destination?
In order to make sure that your guests will attend the wedding, it is ideal to plan your wedding well in advance and send save the dates quiet earlier so that they can plan the budget accordingly. Moreover, keep in mind the wedding dates, destination and the time of the year, when it is easy for everyone to reach and attend your nuptials.
5.Is it less expensive than a traditional at home wedding?
In destination weddings, the couple has to pay only for what is required for them. They don’t need to pay for guests’ travel and accommodation unlike traditional weddings. Moreover, since, the exotic location of the destination does need décor, you can even save a large amount of money on décor and flowers. Lastly, many resorts offer customized wedding packages, which include all the basic elements a wedding requires.
6.How far in advance should one plan a destination wedding?
The ideal time for a destination wedding planning is 9 to 15 months. It gives ample time for the couple as well as guests to prepare for the wedding and make travel arrangements. This also helps you secure the best travel rates.
7.How much does a destination wedding cost?
It depends upon the destination a couple has chosen. The average cost of a destination wedding is $10,000.
8.Who coordinates wedding planning at the destination?
Given the fact that you cannot physically look after the wedding details, most resorts offer the services of an in house wedding planner or coordinator. Some brides hire their own planner at home and either send them to the destination or take them along to look after the planning. It entirely depends upon the budget and preferences of the couple.
9.Can one book honeymoon at the same destination?
Of course. It is the couple’s choice whether they want to stay at the destination for longer and spend their mini-moon or honeymoon at the same destination. This option can be cost effective because you need to book accommodation only once and can take advantage of honeymoon packages which include meal and excursion too.
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