Before planning a destination wedding, you want to be sure that’s what you want. Check out these 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Planning a Destination Wedding. Be sure to leave a comment below if you have any further questions!
Keep track of how many “1’s” and “2’s” you get!
Am I Willing to Travel?
That’s perfect! The sky is the limit. What’s great about destination weddings is that there are so many places to go if you don’t mind traveling. You should remember how far your guests are willing to go as well. Importantly, it’s your wedding so go somewhere fun!
Traveling is going to be part of having a destination wedding. The best part is, if you and your guests aren’t keen on long flights, Mexico is a great option. There are still beautiful locations that are a short trip away. We can even help find a resort as close to the airport as possible.
Can You Accept That Some People Won’t Be Able to Make it?
Great! Sometimes, this is the case with destination weddings. The people that you want to invite just don’t have the time or budget to spend a lot of money attending your wedding. Once you’ve accepted that some people won’t be able to make it, you can focus on the people that did decide to come.
Understandable. If you are close with your grandparents or some of your closest friends and family and they aren’t able to travel, it could make you second guess having one. Just remember, everyone booking a destination wedding goes through this but all the people that do attend made the time to go there for you.
Do You Have a Tough Time Making Up Your Mind?
Good thing there are experts out there to help. When you book with a destination wedding expert, they are there to listen and guide you through the process. If you are someone that has a hard time deciding on something, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a destination wedding. The key is finding the right people that will be patient and understanding.
Even better! That means when you decide to have a destination wedding, you will know what you want and make the planning process a lot easier on yourself.
Can You Handle the Heat?
Most destination wedding locations are in exotic places, which means that you are going to be exposed to hot weather for a week or so. If you can handle it, it will make your time enjoyable, which is good to know before planning a destination wedding.
The last thing you want is to feel miserable during your stay because you couldn’t handle the weather. It still doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t have a destination wedding. You can always find a location that doesn’t get too hot, or you can go during the cooler seasons. Remember, there is always air conditioning and pools for you to enjoy!
Do You Have a Strict Budget?
Hey, that’s completely fine! I know that some people don’t need to spend a lot of money on a wedding. However, did you know that having a destination wedding is cheaper than having a local one? So, you will save money when you have a destination wedding.
As you can see, this is a bit of a trick question. If you don’t have a budget, then your destination wedding can be as extravagant as you want it to be. Whether that’s having a private reception, lavish ceremony, or an expensive resort, you can have the wedding of your dreams in paradise.
You are ready to start planning a destination wedding. It seems like you have everything figured out when it comes to having a wedding abroad. You may just need someone to help you with the process. Click here to get in touch with someone from our staff to receive more information!
Well, it sounds like you might be on the fence. As you may have guessed, we’ve been trying to change your mind about thinking negatively about having a destination wedding. Wherever you decide to get married, it will be perfect because that’s where you wanted it. We just like for people to consider having a destination wedding because we love them so much!!
5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Planning a Destination Wedding
Director of Communications for Liz Moore Destination Weddings. She enjoys writing about all things wedding, travel, and fashion. Notably, she has a BA in Communications and currently located in Sydney, Australia.