In honor of planning my second Wedding in Jamaica (and loving it!) I am going to let you know the REAL reason you should have a destination wedding; IT'S A BUDGET SAVER!!
I know what your thinking, "How can a trip to Jamaica save me money?". I'll tell u!
- Less mouths to feed (and buy drinks for) - In planning a destination wedding you will average about 30% of the guests you invite. Sorry to the family and friends that can't make it but the less guests in attendance, the smaller the cost of the reception. Holding a wedding in your hometown can easily add up to 150 guests. 150 ppl x 40 per plate = $6,000 and that's just food!
- Less decor to purchase - With a destination wedding your decor and theme is the backdrop of your venue. There is no need to decorate the beach, mother nature has it covered!! A ballroom could take a lot of decor to make it unique to your wedding.... sometimes even presentable.
- Combine the honeymoon - A destination wedding already takes place in the dream location of your choice. For the honeymoon take advantage of the location and stay a few extra days. Most resorts provide accommodations or concessions to the bride and groom that will make your stay even more luxurious.
So despite what you may think, a destination wedding could be a cost effective (and awesome) way to get married. Traveling to a beautiful location with the ones you love most is just the perfect start to your marriage!
If you've attended or thrown a destination wedding, share your tips and experience below!!