A recent article on UK’s Mail Online showed a 15% hike in destination weddings amongst the British brides and grooms for financial reasons. Research has shown that 3 out of 10 couples want to marry abroad to save money for financial reasons with 3o% of the couples predicting that they will save up to £5,000.
On the internet, there are hundreds of articles as to why destination weddings have become so popular and we have picked out few of out favourite reasons for destination weddings in this blog.
You are in charge
We know how stressful it is to plan a wedding and when you are getting married in your respective countries, it is difficult to juggle between family’s opinions, unwanted guests, etc. Having a destination wedding, however, can take the stress out of planning your wedding. You can hire a wedding planner who is familiar with the local area find you the best deals on gorgeous venues, flowers, travel accommodations, etc., while your concern would be to find the perfect dress and make a guest list. Also, because it is abroad, you won’t have to worry about other people’s opinions and recommendations; you will have your wedding planner, who will do all the work while you dictate what you want for your wedding.
It eliminates unwanted guests
There are almost always certain guests that couples are on the fence about. For example, if you invite your boss, you might have to invite certain people in the office that you are not close or friendly with. However, marrying abroad eliminates the awkward dilemma because it forces you to budget your guest list (in a good way) and invite those who really matter to you. You will no longer have to worry about pity invites and as a bonus, your wedding will be more intimate and meaningful, knowing that your guests are the people who truly care about your special day.
Planning a wedding is not just limited to brides
Most wedding planning is limited to brides and grooms are known to stay out of the ceremony plans. Destination weddings, however, is one of the best ways to get the grooms involved because destination weddings are not simply limited to the ceremony planning; since there are travelling involved, grooms often get involved in planning a travel itinerary.
Your wedding is an once-in-a-lifetime event and it should be special in every way. Destination weddings can be the cherry on top that not only make your wedding day shine, but also provide a memorable experience for your loved ones.