Couples choose a destination wedding for a few reasons. They may just have too many friends and family to invite which they cannot fit into their budget for a home wedding. Others dream of beautiful white sandy beaches, beautiful blue waters, and a gentle breeze for the most important day of their lives. Most importantly, they get to choose what they want!
Home Weddings can be very pricey because of the cost associated with location, reception venue and catering, photography and videography, flowers, wedding planner, and so many more little items which run the costs up and over the desired budgets of couples and/or their families.
Destination weddings can offer a very budget-friendly option with costs for guests of 3 or 4 nights an average of $1200-$1400. An all-inclusive package can include air, roundtrip airport transfers at their destination, hotel, and taxes.
All-inclusive resorts include accommodations, all meals, and entertainment as well as non-motorized water sports. Some resorts will offer resort credits for all guests for a 3-night stay to be used for spa or sightseeing in the area (Mexico). The wedding couple can receive comps (credits for the number of room nights booked), and they can earn free daily events as well (based on the number of rooms or number of nights booked).
Wedding packages can be free for a basic “symbolic” (not legal, couples get married prior to arrival) wedding, and the couple can upgrade adding the amenities they choose at a very reasonable price. Some can be as low as $5000 inclusive of the reception for guests, décor, meals, some photography (upgraded packages are offered). They can offer music options such as a DJ, small combo, or iPod connections so couples can bring their own playlist. The choices of resorts and locations vary widely from very small and boutique resorts to very large mega-resorts. They can be adult-only, or family-friendly, and gay-friendly. Call us for a Destination Wedding specialist for the ease of planning and reduction of stress!!