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Pros and Cons of Having a Destination Wedding

Having a destination wedding is something many couples dream of. Being able to have all your friends and family gather together on a beautiful island to see you get married is truly amazing. However, many couples don't think about everything that goes into hosting a destination wedding. We want to share with you the Pros and Cons of Having a Destination Wedding that you may want to consider before making the plunge.


Pros and Cons of Having a Destination Wedding


Pros of Having a Destination Wedding


1. Vacation is Built-In


First on our list of Pros and Cons of Having a Destination Wedding is having a built-in vacation. One of the many reasons couples choose a destination wedding is that they don't have to host the wedding and then fly to a tropical or exotic location for their honeymoon. The best part is that friends and family get to come along on your built-in vacation as well. Be sure to hire an experienced destination wedding planner to ensure things run smoothly for your nuptials as well as your vacation.



2. Potentially Cost Saving


Let's face it. Weddings are expensive. When it comes to choosing a location to host your destination wedding, we recommend choosing a destination that is affordable for you and your guests and a resort that is all-inclusive to save money. Some amazing destinations that are affordable to host your wedding include Jamaica and Mexico.



3. Intimate Ceremony


You won't have to worry too much about who to invite, when you host a destination wedding. Many couples who choose to host a destination wedding opt to have an intimate ceremony with only close friends and family members.



Cons of Having a Destination Wedding


1. Guests May Decline to Attend


One of the cons of having a destination wedding is that there is the potential for guests to decline the invitation. Guests may decline for several reasons, such as being unable to get off work, issues with getting a babysitter, or simply because it's not in their budget. Be sure to keep this in mind, when deciding to host a destination wedding.



2. More Research and Planning


One of the things couples also tend to forget is the amount of time they may have to spend doing research and planning when having a destination wedding. For instance, what is the exchange rate, is a blood test required for entry, and are there still COVID restrictions, do you hire wedding vendors from that destination or bring your own? Whatever the case may be, doing some additional research and planning may be required on your part.



3. May Not Be Legal


One of the worst things that can happen when getting married in a foreign country is finding out that your marriage is not legally recognized, in your home country. Again, we recommend hiring a professional destination wedding planner before deciding to have your wedding in a foreign country. Also, conduct your research about the requirements to get married and the legal requirement in any country outside of where you reside.



If you want to learn more about or Pros and Cons of Having a Destination Wedding, contact us to speak to one of our destination wedding planners.


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