Weddings are always beautiful, but our love of travel and adventure has made destination weddings our particular area of expertise. Here at Bliss Events, our favorite weddings involve traveling with friends and family to a beautiful destination.
Here are some of the reasons why:
1. Mini vacation and bucket list travel opportunity
Have you been thinking of visiting the Bahamas, Costa Rica, or Mexico, just to name a few? Why not plan your wedding at a location that you either already love or one you haven’t yet had a chance to visit. Mark this destination off your travel bucket list and enjoy a relaxing vacation on the days surrounding your wedding. As a bonus, you can plan a totally separate honeymoon and get a two-for-one of the travel plans.
2. Endless possibilities for photo ops.
Visiting a new destination provides endless opportunities for photos. If you’re getting married at the Cliffs of Moher, on a Mexican beach, the Hawaiian islands, or on a snow-covered mountaintop, your natural setting will be far more photo-worthy than even the most well-designed and decorated banquet hall or hotel back home.
3. No family drama.
The average number of guests for a wedding is 135, but the numbers for a destination wedding is only about 70. This means you don’t have to worry about inviting that third cousin who you haven’t spoken with since middle school. Destination weddings offer you the chance to spend individual time with each of your guests and really connect with them. The alternative is spending an hour of your reception stopping at every table to thank people for coming, some of whom you wouldn’t see again for the rest of the night. Your destination wedding will bring your closest family and friends together for some invaluable vacation time.
4. Get more bang for your buck.
Destination weddings average about half the price of a wedding in your own hometown. Not only will you have fewer mouths to feed, but the prices are typically lower, too. Without sacrificing quality, couples can make their wedding budget go a lot farther by choosing a destination wedding.
5. Less stress, less micromanaging.
With destination weddings, hiring a planer is ideal. You’ll need a professional who can help scout a venue and host hotel, book and negotiate with vendors, manage a planning timeline and your budget, and of course, execute the wedding day setup. Having a planner on your team will make your planning tremendously easy and stress-free. To boot, destination weddings are more flexible, and if you are the type who doesn’t concern yourself with nitty-gritty details, it’s perfectly OK to skip them.
Your destination wedding will be much more than just your wedding. It will be an experience!