Soon after getting engaged, many couples start to think about where they want to go on their honeymoon. Consider starting your honeymoon early by planning a destination wedding. This term refers to any wedding that takes place a plane ride away from where the couple lives. While tropical destination weddings in Hawaii or the Caribbean are popular, you could have a destination wedding anywhere. Destination weddings are so popular because they allow you to:
Avoid Favoring One Spouse’s Family
Many couples these days hail from opposite ends of the country. If, for example, the couple and the groom’s family live in St. Louis but the bride’s family is all in Boston, choosing one city over the other puts an unequal financial burden on one family. Traveling to a different place for a destination wedding in a third city puts everyone on equal footing and can create an exciting mini-vacation for all the guests.
Keep Wedding Expenses Down
You may not think that a destination wedding can be affordable. However, since you can expect a much lower rate of RSVPs than you would get for a hometown wedding, you’ll have fewer guests overall, which means you’ll save on food, drinks, and venue rental. Also, destination wedding etiquette stipulates that guests should pay for their own flights and hotels. To make booking easier, refer all your guests to the same travel agent.
Start Your Honeymoon Early
For a very low-stress wedding and honeymoon, plan both in the same place. That way, once you collapse into bed exhausted after the inevitable wedding day whirlwind, you’ll already be on you honeymoon once you wake up. If you think that you’ll want private time away from friends and family, consider holding the wedding in the Caribbean and then starting your honeymoon on a cruise the day after.
Whether you want a winter wedding in the tropics or a summer wedding in the mountains, the agents at Brentwood Travel can handle logistics for you and your guests. To learn more about our destination wedding and honeymoon travel packages, call us today at (314) 439-5700.
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