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WHY CHOOSE A DESTINATION WEDDING



It’s not all over in a few hours

The thought of having my dream over in one day is so sad – months, if not years have gone into planning. With a destination wedding, the celebrations last at least a few days, giving you time to share with your loved ones.


Your guests have a holiday, too

Everyone is on vacation, everyone is partying, everyone is happy and excited. Remember, when planning a destination wedding, give guests plenty of notice, ideally 12–18 months, so they can plan ahead, take time off work and organize.


It can be cheaper

For less than the average cost of a wedding done at home, you can have your wedding and honeymoon at the same time. It is generally more expensive to marry at home, having a destination wedding even allows for you to cut the guest list, without feeling guilty. However, the flip side is that it is hard to predict who might not be able to make it due to work commitments, children, health restrictions, and if guests may not have the money.


An opportunity to experience other cultures

When you are traveling to a country other than your own, you are automatically immersed in that culture. The experiences that you take back with you will last forever. Here in Mexico, the culture is full of color, love, and experiences that are wanted to be shared.


Not just another wedding

Why do what your friends have? Not that there is anything wrong with that, but be a different experience. As a guest, the weddings that stick out most are the ones that are not "cookie-cutter", again not that there is anything wrong with a traditional wedding. The best way to stand out is to commit to a destination wedding. Take your time, check out all venues, reach out to a wedding planner (most offer at least a 30-minute free consultation), stay organized. Work with a team who understands what it is you want and the best day of your life just might be the best day of your guests’ lives, too.


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