Let's take a look at some of the reasons why you might want to consider a destination wedding:
It's not that destination weddings can't be amazing and fun and memorable—they absolutely can be all those things. But, again, you've got to consider whether they're right for you.
Before you decide, make sure to consider:
Destination weddings may be cheaper, but they're not necessarily easier to plan.
Even if you plan to get married on a white sandy beach, there's a good chance that a destination wedding will end up being more expensive for you and your guests than getting married locally. Most destination weddings take place at an all-inclusive resort, which means that the venue, the food, and the entertainment are included in one price. This can lead to couples (and their families) thinking that they're saving money by having a wedding far away from home. But if you think about it—what this really means is that you're paying for international airfare, hotel rooms, and meals for all of your guests out of pocket. All those extra costs can really add up—and what might seem reasonable to you may not be feasible for your guests.
On top of travel costs and lodging expenses, it's worth considering how much more complicated it may be to plan a wedding in another country. If you decide to purchase items like party favors or centerpieces from local vendors at your venue instead of bringing them with you from home, those purchases can quickly make up the difference between having a cheaper destination wedding versus getting married locally. Additionally, many resorts require couples who marry there to use their venues' preferred vendors so they don't lose out on potential profit opportunities by referring business elsewhere.
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