Destination weddings have become more and more popular in recent years with people looking to combine a more relaxed approach to their big day with the added bonus of having it in a beautiful location. Perhaps you have looked at destination holidays, but are still undecided as to whether they are right for you or not, in the following article we highlight the pros and cons of this type of wedding to help you make an informed decision.
Destination Weddings Are Very Affordable
Although destination holidays may sound more expensive because they are generally set in foreign and idyllic places; thanks to a less formal atmosphere and smaller number of guests, they are actually very affordable. Resorts, such as Bell City specialise in these kinds of events and offer all-in-one package deals which help cut the stress and cost.
A Reduced Guest List Means Reduced Stress
Having less guests in itself means less stress, but look at it this way – even if you decide to open it up to everyone in your social circle and extended family by inviting them all, less people are likely to agree to come if you have it halfway across the world.
Your Honeymoon Can Start Immediately After Your Wedding
If you decide to have your wedding in a beautiful place such as Melbourne, you are already in an ideal location for your honeymoon. You don’t have to worry about getting up early at the hotel the morning after your wedding to rush to the airport and often resorts that offer destination wedding packages often offer reduced rate suites or other accommodation for honeymooners.
Although there are many positive aspects to having destination weddings, it is worth looking at the negative aspects as well.
They Can Cause Unnecessary Upset with Friends and Family
The family members and friends who really care about what you want will be happy for you whether you get married in the local registry office down the road from where you live or Timbuctoo. However, there will also be some that will be bitter because you decided to have it so far away and somewhere they couldn’t possibly afford to go. If you are worried about upsetting the more sensitive of your nearest and dearest it is worth taking this fact into consideration.
Your Family (Including Parents) Will Be On Your Honeymoon with You
One of the great things, as previously mentioned, about destination weddings is that your honeymoon essentially starts immediately after your wedding. However, this does come with the negative aspect that your family and friends, including your parents, will be on your honeymoon with you. When people have destination weddings, the parents of the couple often think “why don’t we just book a small holiday, while we are out there?” This really shouldn’t put you off having a destination wedding though as you can always tactfully discuss privacy and boundary issues with any of your nearest and dearest who are considering a holiday once the wedding is done and dusted in the same place you are honeymooning