How to Save Money on a Destination Wedding
A destination wedding, to some, may mean shelling out a huge sum of money, which is why it sometimes remain a fantasy as a lot prefer to have a traditional wedding instead. Non-traditional weddings held in foreign places can actually be affordable, if you know the ways on how to get the most of your money. In this article, we will talk about how to get the bang of your buck on a destination wedding.
Decorations certainly add a romantic and magical ambience to your ceremony and venue. However, in destination weddings, the venue itself provides a beautiful panoramic view of nature, which is undeniably the best wedding backdrop. In destination weddings, you can forgo the decor altogether or at least keep it minimal, as the natural backdrop will do the job of creating beautiful wedding pictures with amazing views for you.
It’s true that in most cases, destination weddings can be expensive and quite impractical for the guests. However, this can be a blessing to the bride and groom, too. Since not a lot of people will be able to join because of money matters (and quite possibly schedule conflicts), the wedding size will be a lot more manageable and affordable for the bride and groom. Instead of having 100 guests, you can downsize it to 50, or even 10!
In destination weddings, on-site professionals commission local vendors. The florist, photographer, make up artist, hairdresser, officiating priest (o r similar), caterers, and other vendors are most of the time locals. Surely, there will be a lot of help on site so you do not have to fly your own staff from your homeland, which saves you a reasonable amount of money.
The resorts in your destination wedding venue have pre-arranged all-inclusive packages and options that you can choose from. Most of the time, these packages are more affordable, and are certainly hassle-free on your part. All you need to do is constantly communicate with them what you need, and they will adjust the package to suit your style and budget.
A destination wedding is one practical way for you to save money when it comes to your honeymoon. Whether you plan to get married in Hawaii, Santorini, Phuket, Palawan, or in Bali, your honeymoon destination is right on the same location or just a few minutes away from your wedding venue. You do not have to spend a lot just to get to your honeymoon venue.
There is no need to worry about being unable to free up your tight schedule just to meet with your organizer or wedding planner. In destination weddings, you can save money and time, as all correspondence can be done through emails and phone calls.
If your wedding destination is somewhere in Asia, your money will probably go further that it will in your homeland. Asia is generally a lot cheaper than Europe or the U.S, so you can definitely do more things with a just couple of thousands.
Although this may not apply to all, but most couples will probably avoid going overboard when it comes to a destination wedding and will likely keep things simple. Because the venue already makes the event memorable, there is no need to spend thousands just to stick to a specific theme. A very detailed Star Wars themed wedding in your town may be a lot more expensive than a simple wedding in Santorini.