The world is full of adventure – go out and find it! At least that’s my motto on life. So when it comes to planning your destination wedding, I say go out there and go big! Here are some of the top reasons why you as an adventurous soul should have a destination wedding!
Travel is one of those things that ignites so much excitement – whether it be exploring new cultures and foods, ancient Incan trails, riding rickety mopeds or walking under neon towers of mega cities. Travel is just soul capturing. So when it comes to planning one of the most romantic, adventurous, memorable days of your life – why wouldn’t you do it somewhere awesome.
Obviously, this one seems like the biggest reason to have a destination wedding. After the incredibly unique formalities of saying “I Do” to your forever person, you *also* get to launch into an experience of a lifetime right then and there. Keeping that in mind, here are some things to consider when you plan your destination wedding.
Research the Best Time to Visit:
Timing is everything when it comes to planning your perfect destination wedding and honeymoon. By researching the best time to have your destination wedding, take into account factors like weather conditions, peak seasons, or any local celebrations that might enhance your experience. I personally love visiting new places during the shoulder seasons, as prices tend to be a bit more manageable and you’re not fighting all the tourists for seats at dinner.
Start Planning Ahead of Time
The key to a successful destination wedding and honeymoon is to start planning well in advance. This way, you’ll have more options for flights, accommodations, and activities. Ideally if you can aim to start planning at least six to nine months before your desired destination wedding date you will get the best deals and the best options. The alternative is if you’re choosing to elope and have complete flexibility, you might be able to pull something like this off in 3 months or so! Also check out this blog on my top tips for traveling in general!
There isn’t really a lot that needs elaborating on here, as if you’ve ever traveled you simply know this to be true. There is something about being in a unique place, surrounded by people you’ve never met, unsure of what the day will bring that feels like something right out of a movie. Well, that movie is your life when you have a destination wedding.
If you’ve ever seen Romancing the Stone, or The Secret Life of Walter Mitty or heck even the slightly eye roll but ever the romantic Under the Tuscan Sun – you know what I am talking about.
Travel inspires romance, and so does your destination wedding. It is core memory creation at it’s finest, and something that you get to look back on and say “I did that”. Matt and Charlie had never been to Iceland, but knew that it was the ultimate destination for them to be married and everything went off without a hitch. Read more about it here!
As someone who has visited over 50 countries, I can tell you that you don’t need a lot of money to travel well. It all comes down to your preferences and your choices. Traveling to Turkey for 5 weeks my husband and I spent almost $2000 on EVERYTHING. Food, lodging, transport, drinking, museums, you name it. That’a about $57 a day. On the flip side, we went to Hawaii for 1 week and spent almost $1600. (that’s $228/day) See where I’m going with this?
It is entirely possible to have a destination wedding, hire that epic photographer, AND not spend an outrageous amount of money. I’ve helped couples across the world plan and execute their destination weddings and I can tell you that none of them have tech startups in Silicon Valley. It is a matter of strategy, significance, and preference. Here is an article published by JuneBug Weddings all about Destination Weddings + Budget! Let me show you what I mean!
Destination weddings often result in smaller guest lists. This can be a positive aspect, allowing you to spend quality time with your closest friends and family. The intimacy of a destination wedding creates a more relaxed and informal atmosphere, fostering deeper connections between guests and making the celebration more meaningful. Including a small, select group of family and friends in your destination wedding can be the ultimate way to create memorable moments during your wedding. With less hustle, and more intention, your guests can help foster an incredibly memorable destination wedding.
While destination weddings aren’t for everyone, they offer a distinctive and unforgettable experience for adventurous couples looking to celebrate their love in a remarkable way. From stunning backdrops and intimate gatherings to a seamless transition into honeymoon bliss, the advantages of destination weddings are numerous. If you’re dreaming of a wedding that goes beyond tradition and immerses you and your guests in a beautiful, exotic setting, a destination wedding might just be the perfect choice for your special day.
Lets connect and make this day a reality!