Photo: Robert Evans Studios
1. More time with family and friends! Turn your wedding day into a wedding weekend (or week) by vacationing with loved ones, hosting both daytime and evening events and experiencing another place together.
2. Have a honeymoon with your wedding! Destination weddings are great opportunities to experience a new region together before and after the big day. Consider moving to a nearby town, another island, or to another part of the region without long travel times to get a completely different experience on your honeymoon than your destination wedding but without going too far away. You get the best of both worlds and the best of two (or more) places.
3. To take friends and family to a sentimental place. If you are choosing a location that is near and dear to your heart because of your childhood vacations there or it’s where he popped the question, this is a great chance to share that love of somewhere special with the people you love most in your life. Let them in on your little spot of heaven!
4. Quality, not quantity! Typically fewer guests will be able to attend so if your dream is to have an intimate wedding, this is one way to keep the guest list small (you don’t want to impose on those fringe friends) and those rsvp’s even smaller.
5. The cost of doing business. As a rule of thumb (now, there are always exceptions) but typically your money goes a lot further with local vendors out of the US than in it. Of course you’ll have added travel costs but you’ll save on what your source locally, if you don’t fly in teams of professionals from back home that is (which is also tons of fun!).