According to The Knot’s 2021 International Wedding Trends Study, which surveyed almost 27,000 newly married couples in the United States last year, destination weddings are now more popular than they have ever been in recent history. In fact, if destination wedding trends continue at the current rate, there will be over five thousand destinations by the end of this year! That is quite a lot of weddings!
If you want to plan a destination wedding, there are some things you should consider. First, what kind of wedding do your spouse and your family really want? Do they want a big theme wedding, with many different people and an elaborate venue? Or do they prefer a quieter, smaller event with several family members and close friends? If they want a big party, then you should plan for that, but if they prefer smaller events, then it may not be possible. However, if you take into account their interests and wishes when planning, there is a good chance that they will be happy with your destination wedding.
If the intent of your destination wedding is to spend a few days at a resort enjoying the beautiful weather and soaking up the culture, you will need to make some plans about where you will be staying. Ideally, you will choose a location that has many different activities on each day. For example, on the first day, couples may want to visit the beach so that they can experience the warmth of the sun. On the second day, they may want to visit the ski slopes to experience the excitement of going down hill. After that, they can enjoy the restaurants and scenery at their hotel.
Obviously, the most important aspect of planning a destination wedding is making sure that you book a venue that fits your budget as well. Some couples elect to stay at a resort or hotel, because they cannot afford the costs associated with renting a house or condo. Keep in mind that you will not be restricted to staying in these places, so if you have other guests who live close by, they will not mind if you are not able to join them for the festivities. After all, the point of the celebration is to spend time with your loved ones, not bond with your extended family!
Once you have decided where you are going to have the destination wedding, it is time to think about how you will celebrate it. One option that many people opt for is a dinner party. You can choose to invite close friends and relatives, or you can book a restaurant that specializes in serving cuisine from around the world. The reception will be fun, and you can choose anything from a simple buffet with cocktail hour music to a more elaborate event with live music and wedding rings for the guests. Your wedding coordinator can help you choose a theme that will fit the type of celebration you are having.
In order to ensure that your destination wedding goes off without a hitch, be sure to choose a destination that has room for a ceremony as well as a reception. While many couples choose a location that does not accommodate either type of activity, planning for an elegant ceremony before, during, and after the reception can make a big difference in the success of the party. Be sure to check out venues that offer a sit down reception for couples who prefer this type of setting over one that is quite large. Another way to plan for a destination wedding in New Zealand is to contact a wedding specialist and have them help you to come up with a list of possible venues. With their knowledge of what is available and their expertise, destination wedding planners can help you put together the perfect celebration for your special day.