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Inexpensive DESTINATION WEDDINGS IDEAS
You Can Have a
Cheap Destination Wedding That Is Still Beautiful and Romantic
Close to ten percent of weddings today are destination weddings. Brides and grooms everywhere want to get away from it all and take their wedding on the road.
Destination weddings are also growing in popularity because they are inexpensive for the wedding couple while still being special.
Cheap destination weddings can be had at a variety of exotic locales and couples want to take advantage of the opportunity.
So, what makes destination weddings so popular? Why should you consider making your wedding a destination wedding? How do you make sure you have a cheap destination wedding? Read the tips below and find out.
Destination weddings can be cheap and often cost less
Because only your closest friends and family will travel to a destination wedding (those that love you will travel for you), your total guest list will be smaller. No need to pay for 200 guests at your wedding reception, such as a business associate, co-worker, casual acquaintance, or a second cousin you didn't really want to invite to your wedding anyway.
Plus, your destination wedding doubles as your honeymoon, so you will not have additional honeymoon costs.
Who pays for what at destination weddings?
The rule of thumb is that the wedding couple pays for hotel accommodation at the resort, plus food and drinks for all guests. The wedding guests pay for airfare and any other additional expenses.
How many days should the destination wedding event be?
Typically the destination wedding will be a long weekend - three to four days for the guests. The wedding couple usually combines their destination wedding with their honeymoon, and continues to stay at the resort and enjoy the rest of the week once their guests have gone.
As many people wait longer before getting married, and often have either lived on their own or with their fiancè before getting married, they have already accumulated the necessities of setting up their house. More china, candlesticks, flatware, and kitchen appliances are simply not needed (where would you store it all?).
Instead of buying you wedding gifts or going on an Alaska fishing trip, your guest can in turn use the same money to buy airfare to your destination wedding location - that way they get a neat trip and give you a "gift" by attending your wedding. This allows your guests to be able to afford to go to your wedding, so you do not need to be concerned about putting extra costs upon your friends and family.
Destination weddings are ideal if you
have guests coming
all over the country
weddings are low-stress for the bride and groom
Wedding legal requirements vary by
Send out your
destination wedding save the date cards as soon as possible
Destination weddings continue to grow in popularity due to the ease and lower cost associated with them, plus the special romantic appeal of being married in an exotic location. All brides and grooms should give serious thought to having a destination wedding.