9 things people wish they'd known before having a destination wedding
- Destination weddings can seem like a dream, but it's important to consider the logistics and expenses that go into planning one.
- If having all of your family and friends show up is important, a destination wedding may not be the best idea.
- Here are nine things people who had destination weddings wish they had known before their big day.
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While many people tie the knot in their hometowns, others decide to go off to another city or country for a destination wedding.
However, sometimes the fantasy sounds more appealing than the reality.A recent survey of 1,502 Americans found that about 42% of respondents said that they may skip a destination wedding due to the cost of travel.
Destination weddings may be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, pairing dreams of traveling the world and experiencing a new culture with family and friends. But they're not for everyone, said Lauren Grech, cofounder and CEO of LLG Events, an international event management and design firm that specializes in luxury destination weddings.
"Destination weddings are a great choice for couples that are more laid-back with their wedding planning, as they often won't get to see the venue or destination before their wedding, or meet all of their vendors in person prior to the celebration," she told Business Insider.
We asked people who had destination weddings themselves what they wish they had known beforehand. Read on to see what they had to say.