If you’re looking to be a bit more adventurous when it comes to having your wedding, you may be considering holding a destination wedding. However, if you don’t have a destination in mind already, it can be a challenge to narrow down exactly where you’d like for these magical events to take place. So to help you make this decision and remain happy about it for years to come, here are three things to consider when picking the destination for you wedding.
Before you get your heart set on a specific location, you’re going to want to ensure that you can afford to have your wedding there. If it’s simply not in your budget, there’s really no point in doing the research in the first place. According to Roberta Correia, a contributor to Brides.com, it’s important to remember that paying for your flights and lodging is just the beginning when it comes to your budget. You’ll also have to account for all other typical bridal costs, like food, a receptions, a ceremony and more. Knowing this, be sure that you come up with a budget that can cover all the costs you’ll incur with a destination wedding.
To Resort Or Not To Resort
When planning the details of your destination wedding, you may have heard that going through a resort will be a good option. If this is something you’re interested in, BridalGuide.com recommends that you send out emails to multiple potential resorts to see which one you’ll like best. While you can look at their website to see photos that represent the resort, you can often get a better feel for how the service or communication will go by actually reaching out to them. If a resort is hard to work with via email in your first time speaking to them, they may not be the right choice for you.
Match It With Your Personality
The most important thing about picking a destination for an exotic wedding is, according to WomanGettingMarried.com, to make sure that the place you choose to go matches the personality you have as a couple. While this might that you and your new spouse will have to compromise on a few things, the overall experience will be much more meaningful if people can fondly remember your destination wedding because it was a visual representation of the relationship you two have together. So if this means going somewhere relaxing like a beach or somewhere more regal like a foreign castle, just make sure the destination resonates with you and your spouse.
If you’re unsure where you should hold your destination wedding, consider the tips mentioned above to help you pick the best place for you as a couple.