A destination wedding is usually an event in which the bride and groom to arrange a romantic, fun-filled getaway from home, invite close family and friends to an ideal place and create the occasion for a mini-vacation. Numerous hotels now offer destination wedding packages so that couples can have the wedding of their dream. These packages consist of hotel accommodations, a banquet hall, and banquet center rental, along with various services like cocktails, live entertainment, and so on. The bride and groom also have the option to have a pre-wedding rehearsal dinner if desired, and reception in another location. Some destinations where there are a lot of destination wedding packages available are Hawaii, Las Vegas, and the Caribbean Islands.
Beach destination weddings are all-inclusive resort affairs. The bride and groom typically book a timeshare at a gorgeous beach resort where they can relax and engage in island activities like snorkeling, boating, swimming, tennis, and surfing. Most beach destination weddings last for a week or two and are great ways to spend a romantic honeymoon. Beach weddings are popular because there’s no need to spend money on special attire or jewelry. All-inclusive resort packages include bridal gowns, flowers for the wedding ceremony, music and dance for the reception, and accommodations.
For those who are interested in spending their big day in tropical paradise, some Caribbean resorts offer all-inclusive beach wedding packages as well. For couples traveling to the islands, some Caribbean resorts offer sandals or flip-flops for a comfortable wedding on the beach. St. Lucia’s Paradise Island, for instance, has wedding packages that include a four-hour ceremony, officiate by the Archbishops of Truro and Saint James, and a cocktail reception with live music.
For those who are interested in spending their big day on a private yacht or cruise ship, there are many destinations that offer intimate weddings. While some destinations may charge extra fees for an all-inclusive wedding package, others are very reasonable. For example, Caribbean cruises often provide a free wedding package to couples wishing to exchange vows. In addition, many all-inclusive resorts offer a variety of activities for couples who would rather spend their day relaxing on the beach rather than exploring the Caribbean.
Many Caribbean islands have historic ruins where couples can exchange vows. For couples interested in experiencing an actual wedding ceremony, couples should consider renting a wedding package at a popular destination. Some all-inclusive resorts offer a variety of pre-wedding activities and events for couples who wish to relax on the beach and engage in water sports and other activities. Other Caribbean islands may offer couples special packages that include the cost of an all-inclusive wedding package and wedding ceremony in a historic building. Couples may even be able to find all-inclusive wedding packages that include airfare to the wedding location and accommodations for the wedding party.
While destination weddings are becoming more popular, couples should make sure that they are choosing an appropriate destination. If a couple wants to plan a destination wedding on a budget, they should choose a destination that does not charge extremely high rates. If a couple is willing to travel to less expensive locations, they should ask if such locations offer all-inclusive packages. Most destination weddings will include everything a couple needs for their wedding ceremony, including food and entertainment, from local restaurants to elegant resorts and vintage homes. Couples who take these steps will be able to plan a destination wedding that is less expensive and more memorable than they could have planned for their nuptials in the city.