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. Advertisement
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. 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.
Set a budget and make your travel plans accordingly.
Don't expect all — or even most — of your guests to attend.Advertisement
Expect some people to be upset that you chose to have a destination wedding.
Make sure you can legally get married in your destination wedding location.Advertisement
Take into account all aspects of the wedding destination, including the weather and what you will wear.
Expect to run into your guests during your honeymoon.Advertisement
You will probably have to hire a wedding planner and other vendors — and you likely won't meet them in person beforehand.
A lot of the planning will be out of your control.Advertisement
Keep in mind what is most important to you on your wedding day, such as being surrounded by family and friends.
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