Top 3 Surprising Advantages for You and Your Guests
1) Simpler Than a Local Wedding
Sounds strange doesn’t it? How can a destination wedding far from home be simpler? When planning a local wedding, you become involved in every big and little decision from wedding cakes and banquet halls to floral arrangements, favors, and entertainment. It’s up to you to make everything come together perfectly.
Many popular destination wedding venues have experienced staffs of certified professional wedding planners. They offer a wide selection of convenient pre-designed wedding packages, so it’s easy to choose the one that appeals to you. These seasoned pros can also transform your personal vision or theme into reality down to the smallest detail.
Whether you choose to have a barefoot beach wedding on a Caribbean island or marry your Prince Charming in a European castle, you will have fewer decisions to make and more time to savor every moment.
Baldwin Travel Coordinates With the Destination Wedding Planner
Award-winning travel agent, Cindy Baldwin, of Baldwin Travel will introduce you to the wedding planning pros at your wedding venue. Cindy and her team will make all travel arrangements and hotel reservations for you and your guests, as well as arrangements for your honeymoon if you are going to a different location.
Your destination wedding planner will communicate with you every step of the way, simplifying the process, answering questions, keeping you informed, and explaining the legal paperwork required for your destination wedding.
2) Huge Savings with Destination Weddings
With an average guest list of 50 to 100, destination weddings become more intimate affairs celebrated with your closest family members and friends, all who pay their own travel and lodging expenses. Traditional weddings average about 140 guests, but The Knot 2017 Real Weddings Study reports that 10% of them invite 200 or more guests.
The national average cost of a traditional wedding in 2018 was nearly $34,000, not including honeymoon costs. It is not uncommon for a destination wedding in Cabo or Riviera Maya to cost less than $10,000 for a group of 40-50 people.
Special Deals & Discounts. Your destination wedding venue may offer you special deals and discounts when you extend your stay, book a certain number of rooms, or have your honeymoon at the same resort. Savings on top of savings—that’s amazing!
3) Every Guest Is on Vacation
Your destination wedding is not just a celebration of your love—it’s an exciting getaway for your guests, too. They are in pure “vacation mode,” eager to explore, sightsee, relax and unwind, and enjoy family and friends in the beautiful setting you have chosen.