The 3 Most Common Destination Wedding Questions

Destination weddings have become increasingly in popular over the last few years. However, they’re unique enough that in all likelihood you haven’t actually attended one. That’s okay! You love the idea of heading off to your favorite spot, or even a brand new one, with your favorite people for a fun filled and celebratory adventure. Leaving the stress of work and everyday life behind you, relaxing and enjoying every minute of your wedding week sounds like a dream. 

While planning your destination sounds like a lot of fun, you probably have a lot of questions as well. Let’s start by answering the three most common questions about destination weddings. 

 

What does a destination wedding cost?

The overall cost of your destination wedding has a number of factors. The cost of goods in your preferred location plays a big role as does guest count and pre-planned activities for your guests. These expenses are in addition to your traditional wedding costs, such as venue, catering, photography, flowers, decor and more. Since destination weddings are typically more intimate, you could potentially have more savings than if you got married locally. However, always start with your budget and determine your options from there. 

What is the weather like in my destination?

The weather will be dependent on the time of year you’re choosing to travel and varies greatly with each destination. It’s not always safe to assume the weather will be what you expect in a certain season. If you don’t have your heart set on a specific destination, determine the type of weather and experience you’re looking for to help develop a list of locations that would be ideal based on the time of year you’re looking to get married. 

How accessible is it for my guests?

Accessibility should be at the top of your priority list when choosing a destination. You’ll want to consider the number and length of flights, any in-country travel that will have to be done and the cost to get there. Choosing a location with a nearby international airport is a good place to start. From there, you can develop a travel plan that is best suited for you and your guests. 

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