Friday, 26 September 2008

Destination Weddings

Have you already nixed the idea of getting married in a fabulously exotic locale? It may be time to reconsider the destination wedding! While getting married in another state (or even another country) sounds complicated, it can actually be a lot simpler than planning a wedding in your hometown.

Don't believe me? Consider these major destination wedding pros:

  • No responsibilities...almost. Most destination weddings that take place at resorts are handled by in-house wedding coordinators, so you don't have to worry about anything other than choosing colors, choosing a cake, and showing up.
  • A destination wedding typically involves fewer guests, so there's not as much pressure to invite everyone from your third cousin to your mom's chiropractor.
  • While a regular wedding can feel like a feel overwhelming, the pace of a destination wedding is usually a lot more relaxed. Most brides and grooms stay at their chosen destination for a few days before and after the wedding, so the wedding becomes a vacation...or the honeymoon!

If you do go the destination wedding route, you may encounter resistance from family and friends who either wish they were invited or are invited, but don't think they'll be able to attend. Traveling for a wedding can involve taking time off, spending money on travel and accommodations, and coordinating babysitting and pet-sitting. Don't be surprised if some of your guests just can't make it. If you look at the "Declines with regrets" cards realistically and don't take it personally, your destination wedding will be a lot less stressful.

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