Destination weddings appeal to all kinds of couples. But there are certain things we hear from our clients over and over again as to why they are looking for a destination wedding. We see them come to us with same reasons and watch their destination wedding dreams come true. So, what do they tell us?
Some couples have always wanted that exotic location feel. They want something more special than their local area can provide. Destination weddings are great for gorgeous pictures and incredible experiences.
Traditional weddings often keep the couple so busy with preparations that they are unable to spend time with all their guests. In addition, it can be hard to find space to “hang out” with a large group or people and expensive or cumbersome to feed and house them. Destination weddings mean more time and availability to be together before the wedding and less distracting preparations. It’s more fun and less formality!
Traditional wedding planning involves so many choices and the need to research all the vendor options. You must find a photographer, coordinator, venue, florist, ceremony officiant, hair stylist, room accommodation, reception location, DJ, and on and on. After finding the right people, you must contract with them and choose all the options you want. This is extremely time consuming and overwhelming. Destination weddings come with a lot of built-in structure. The choices get much simpler after a resort is chosen. A resort often comes with a wedding coordinator, set venue choices and packages, as well as trusted vendors that the resort uses for all the weddings. This gives you options without taking up your life for 6 months with appointments, meetings, and obligations.
Some family and friends live very close to each other. Others are naturally spread out over the country or world. If a good percentage of your guests will have to fly to attend your wedding anyway, a destination wedding is often a good fit and can even be cheaper for your guests than staying Stateside.
Some couples would have to have a very large wedding in their local areas in order to accommodate their friends and family. Picking and choosing from a large group can cause hurt feelings. For many couples, it’s simpler to do a destination wedding which politely and conveniently narrows down the guest list.
Sometimes weddings come with a lot of memories. For couples who have been married before, a destination wedding can provide a fresh start with beautiful new memories for a new life together.
Some couples want to have it be just them. Doing a small wedding ceremony for elopement is both beautiful and private. It’s also understandable to guests as to why they weren’t invited to the ceremony.
Whatever your reason, a travel advisor can help make your vision for your destination wedding come true. They are the first stop on your destination wedding journey and will get you on the right path to incredible memories.
Is a destination wedding right for you? Contact us today to set up your personal consultation and find your dream destination wedding.
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The Traveling Compass is a full-service luxury travel agency. Our success is built on a foundation of unmatched expertise and outstanding customer service. Our travel agents specialize in international travel, corporate incentive trips, destination weddings & honeymoons, multigenerational travel, luxury leisure, and family travel. We are also Authorized Disney Vacation Planners with experience assisting families that have children with special needs or large families or groups with complicated dining reservations for over 20 guests. Our personalized travel itineraries are designed to help discerning, time-pressed travelers plan the most elaborate vacations, down to the smallest detail. As luxury travel agents, we are dedicated to creating and facilitating travel experiences that expand awareness and give each person a real sense of the country and culture they are visiting. It is our mission to make sure you have the travel experience of a lifetime, every time.