23 May Save it! A Destination Wedding is a Big Budget Saver
Exotic locations like Caribbean Islands, Hawaii, and the Caps of New England may sound expensive but when pitted against a hometown wedding with a bloated guest list you’ll find they can save you a bundle. There are many pro tips to saving money while still having a memorable travel wedding at a beautiful location.
Aside from saving you time and hassle, here are the 4 ways a destination wedding can save you big bucks:
Destination weddings have smaller guest lists and smaller invoices
This is simple math. How many friends of friends of friends will be willing to travel to attend your wedding? While a hometown wedding naturally lends itself to a more inflated guest list, a destination wedding is a great way to keep your guest list intimate and focused on close friends and family. If you host a hometown wedding and reception you have to find room in your budget for dozens of acquaintances that you may not include in a destination wedding guest list. This saves money on everything from the venue to the food and drink to the chair and linen rentals and guest favors.
Destination weddings give you get the best of both worlds
You get an exotic honeymoon in an amazing location bundled with the memories of a traditional ceremony-but you don’t pay for both. For not much more than you would spend on an exotic honeymoon trip you can include your wedding at the destination. More than just dollars saved, this aspect of a destination wedding saves you the hassle of planning a wedding and a honeymoon as well as saving time by combining the two.
Destination wedding packages save big bucks
Most resorts offer special all-inclusive destination wedding packages that not only include your stay and amenities but also cover the cost of the wedding ceremony, cake, and photographs. Unlike a hometown wedding where you pay for each vendor separately as well as the venue, a destination-wedding package saves you money by bundling all your wedding day and honeymoon services into one competitive price.
Destination wedding planners take the strain off your finances
A dedicated destination wedding travel planner is the best way to squeeze the most out of your budget. Often, because of all their professional connections, tools and tricks they can save couples the cost of their fee and then some. Destination and honeymoon specialists have close relationships with the resorts, visit them in person frequently throughout the year, and have access to special pricing not available to the public. Destination wedding planners have tools and tricks to whisk you to your far away locale with insider knowledge of flight itineraries and unpublished airfare deals.
Using a destination wedding planner ensures you will spend your far away wedding day enjoying the details-not managing them.
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