If you’ve always dreamed of having your wedding celebration on a tropical island, in a classical venue in Italy or maybe just an exotic place far away from home: you’re probably looking for a Destination Wedding.
What is a Destination Wedding?
A Destination Wedding is a cool way to have your wedding, in this way you can have a ceremony and a reception that reflect your real personality.
It is an absolutely overwhelming experience, you’ll remember the most important day of your lives, not only for the moment itself but also for the beauty and the charm of the location and for the exotic feeling your wedding will have.
A Destination Wedding can be an intimate wedding with just the two of you, or with your closest family and friends.
You can arrange a wedding wherever you’d like to have it: on the highest peak of a mountain, on a sandy beach of a Caribbean island, in a forest under ancient trees, among the desert dunes or in an ancient monastery.
Bear in mind that the choice of the location will give a different charm to your wedding, so before thinking about the place choose the mood you’d like to give to your big day.
Why choose a Destination Wedding?
There are several reasons why to choose to have a destination wedding.
You can choose it just because you’d love to get married in your favorite place in the world, or probably you can choose it because your friends and family are far away from you and live in different countries so you wanna spend your wedding with all of them, or maybe you’re on a budget (yes a destination wedding can be less expensive than a classical one).
Lots of couples choose to celebrate their big day in a dreamy location simply because they are not into traditional reception hall weddings so that’s why they choose to have a destination wedding.
If you choose to have an intimate destination wedding you don’t have to discard celebrating your happiness with lots of guests, you can celebrate when you get back home too with a larger group of people.
If you plan to have your wedding abroad, you’ll surely create a smaller guest list, so you can definitely invite the rest of your family and friends to join you for a new reception once you’ll be back home. You could arrange a traditional wedding reception or maybe you could keep it more casual with a party in the open air with snacks and cocktails.
How does a destination wedding work?
It’s much more simple than you could expect.
One of the most important things is that everything is just up to you, you are the boss.
Choose your dreamy location, book the flights and the hotel for your guests and simply enjoy your wedding day.
You also have to think about the timeline of the day.
Do you want a legal ceremony or just a symbolic one? Would you like a “dance time” at the end of the ceremony? Will it be an intimate wedding with less than 10 guests or a bigger one with more than 80 guests?
Our advice is to get a wedding planner that can easily arrange everything for you or find a venue that can offer some packages.
Otherwise, you can do everything by yourself, so you have to look for an officiant, to contact the venue, the florist and so on.
Another important matter is choosing your Destination Wedding Photographer (you can have a look at our works here). That’s a crucial choice because the work of the wedding photographer will last forever and will help you to keep your memories for the next years.
Do it the cheapest way.
Thanks to cheap international flights and last minutes hotels, even without a huge budget, you can arrange the perfect Destination Wedding.
Having a Destination Wedding could mean that you can save a lot of money too.
You could have it in an intimate way, you could rent a villa for you and all your guests and you can have your ceremony and reception there. In this way, you can have your honeymoon in the same location of your wedding so you don’t have to afford another travel and expenses.
Asking the photographer for video too, he can help you to save some bits.
According to The Knot too, the international destination weddings are less expensive than the domestic destination ones.
So now take your time and think about the wedding of your dreams, could it be a destination one?