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Monday, November 2, 2009

The downsides of a Destination Wedding

To me some of the biggest negatives of destination weddings can also be argued as positives. One downside is the expense of traveling to and staying at an out of area destination. These costs may really limit the number of people than can afford to travel and attend. So if you have you heart set on having your life long best friend in your wedding you better be sure he/she can afford the trip.

The act of travel may limit participation. My dad hated to travel and almost refused to fly. You know the type and these folks could put a damper on your plans.

Another downside is the planning process. A destination wedding is a complex affair. You need to arrange flights from multiple cities, ground transportation, lodging, food & beverage, etc. I haven’t even mentioned the legal and civil requirements of a marriage ceremony. It can be a very detail oriented and time consuming endeavor.

As the planning and coordinating of your special day can be a little overwhelming I suggest that brides and grooms should work with experienced Destination Wedding planners. These travel professionals work with you to craft the perfect experience and to eliminate confusion, insure that everything is planned to flow smoothly and even save money!