How would you like to learn 5 ways you can have the destination wedding you wish for on your budget?
Location, Location, Location
The first area you can save is on your location. Destination weddings range from outrageous to cheap. The difference in the price point is found in packages, versus a la carte services, vendors, and even in locations. Value packages are your best friend when maintaining a budget. Once you find your dream location for your storybook wedding, search for packages offered at your hotel/resort, and venue. Usually if you are staying at a resort that specializes in destination weddings they will offer packages with savings on using their wedding bundles, vendors, and guest room blocks.
Shorter Guest List
A bonus for opting for a Destination Wedding out of state is a trimmed down guest list, or none at all! Oftentimes if you choose to have a local wedding you end up with a guest list chock full of yours, and your family's co-workers, distant family members you do not even know. Let's face it, when you are footing the bill to wine and dine your guest list, choose quality over quantity. When people have to foot the bill themselves to travel to your wedding day, you can trust your closest friends and family will be the ones willing to do so.
The beauty of choosing a weddingmoon, is you save thousands of dollars choosing a destination where you would opt for your honeymoon, and then search out the value packages and discount travel arrangements. Consider the Bahamas, with 700 islands to choose from you can select one for the wedding day, and another one for the honeymoon.
Let Nature be your Decorator
Rather than spending thousands of dollars on decorations for the church, reception, or venue, save that money and let mother nature be your decor. You do not need much decor when you get married on an exotic beach in the Caribbean, Hawaii, or even the Emerald Coast of Florida. Let the emerald green or sapphire blue ocean be a backdrop for your bamboo arbor. Set the tone of your wedding theme with tropical music serenading the arrival of your guests, as you walk down the aisle adorned with tropical flowers, while the ocean breezes bring waves to your lightly tousled hair.
Save the Date off Season
A big money saver is saving your wedding date off season to avoid over paying for travel and wedding vendors. Do your research and find out your desired destinations off season and book accordingly.