The Top 3 Advantages to a Destination Wedding

Destination Wedding AdvantagesCan you imagine getting married with your toes in the sand, then celebrating afterwards with a view like this? 

While there are certainly positives to planning a wedding closer to home, there are so many advantages to going the destination wedding route!

Ease of Planning: 

While planning a wedding from afar might sound like a challenging task, it actually alleviates many of the common stresses when it comes to wedding planning!

When you plan a wedding at a resort, there are often pre-designed packages to choose from to fit your unique budget and wedding style. 

Many resorts also offer a local coordinator, which will give you peace of mind that everything will run smoothly on the big day. Plus, your travel advisor will be working behind the scenes to coordinate all of the travel plans for your guests, so you don’t have to worry about a thing…  except maybe choosing the flavor of your wedding cake. 


While there are certainly extravagant and costly destination weddings, more often than not a destination wedding can be very affordable. There are several reasons for this, including:⁠⠀

*Many resorts offer all-inclusive wedding packages to meet different budgets. This means minimizing the final price tag when all is said and done. ⁠⠀

*A trimmed guest list means a trimmed cost. Destination weddings are often more intimate! While the most important people in your life will likely make the trip, some guests that were invited might be unable to travel due to other obligations or budget constraints. ⁠⠀
*You can bundle some of your wedding and honeymoon costs into one. Instead of paying for travel to another far-off destination after saying “I do”, you can begin your honeymoon right away! If you love variety, a great option is to switch to another resort and/or city within your destination for a change of scenery. 

An Event to Remember: 

The last advantage, which is perhaps the most compelling, is that your wedding will also be an epic vacation for you and your guests. This means leaving the stresses of home behind, and having more time making memories and having fun with your nearest and dearest family, friends, and spouse-to-be.  

While local weddings typically are one day events, destination weddings allow you to enjoy time with your guests days before your wedding which equals even more memories will be created. It is fun to add a group catamaran cruise, local excursion, or arrival cocktail party in the days leading up to the wedding.  Your wedding will be an event that your guests are talking about for years to come!

Destination Wedding Advantages

If you are considering a destination wedding, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the destination wedding experts at Embrace the Journey Travel with your questions! When it comes to picking the right resort and booking travel for a destination wedding, an experienced travel advisor is key. 

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Thanks to Embrace the Journey Travel Planner, Andrea Cassidy,  for writing this blog post for us. You can learn more about Andrea here