Pros and Cons of a Destination Wedding

Pros and Cons of a Destination Wedding

It is said that 1 out of every 4 weddings is a destination wedding. Destination weddings are all the rage these days. Selecting a correct wedding venue is of the utmost importance because this is going to be a lifetime memory. 

For the unversed, a destination wedding is a place away from the hometown of the couple and usually requires traveling to other countries. Now whether you are opting for some tropical beach party or a country on the other side of the globe, there are some pros and cons that need your utmost attention before you make a big decision. 

Now if you are on the verge of deciding whether a destination wedding is meant for you, we have curated a list of pros and cons that should be considered.

Pros Of A Destination Wedding

A Hassle-Free Intimate Family Affair

Destination wedding means it is going to be an intimate affair. The couple wants to celebrate their big day with people who really matter and they love. A low family affair that includes close family and friends and a more exclusive group of people. With a smaller guest list, the couple can avoid stressful family affairs and focus on making their big day happier. Don’t forget to extend wedding invitations to extended family so they don’t feel left out.

Save Money On Honeymoon Cost

It’s a complete win-win situation when a gorgeous destination wedding locale can turn into a honeymoon destination as well. Just extend your stay at your wedding destination and book yourself in a resort or a different hotel and enjoy your honeymoon period.

Affordable Wedding Celebrations

Destination weddings are not just hassle-free, they are affordable in comparison to weddings celebrated within the hometown of the couple. With destination weddings, you can cut costs by hosting intimate family members, venue decor (since the destination itself tends to have amazing scenic beauty), honeymoon costs, as well as availing all-inclusive wedding packages. An all-inclusive wedding package will cut costs in décor, florists, makeup and videography.

Cons Of Destination Wedding

Needs Lots Of Planning Ahead Of Wedding

Now that a destination wedding is on the cards, prepare for a detailed planning because your challenges just got doubled up. From preparing a concise wedding guest list, language barriers, wedding license ordeals, the regulations of the locale, contacting local tourist boards regarding DJ’s, florists, décor as well as videography can be quite worrisome. In that regard, it is better to contact a wedding coordinator that exclusively works for a destination wedding so that these things can be sorted out in a professional manner.

Lots Of Paperwork

When you are planning a wedding nuptial in another country, of course it will come up with its fair share of legalities and formalities. Everything will have to be organized in accordance with the marriage laws of the country. Other than that, organizing visas for the guests and other documents for yourself and the guests is a hassle. The only solution is to give your legal paperwork to a travel agent who can help with all the necessary documentation. A travel agent will also prevent you from being fraudulent while doing legal work.

Your Near And Dear Ones Might Not Be Able To Attend

It is an unspoken rule that not a lot of your loved ones will be able to attend the destination wedding because they are expected to cover their costs for airfare as well as accommodation. Not just logistical and financial reasons, the dates can be inconvenient for the guests as well. Many older people and VIPs will be unable to attend so it is important to invite the guests way in advance so you can spend your big day with your near and dear.

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