When it comes to wedding planning you certainly have a lot of options. Among one of your choices may be a destination wedding. Many brides and grooms wonder just how much it will cost them to get married at a destination of their choice. Here are some of the factors that come into play when it comes to determining exactly how much a destination wedding may cost you.
One of the biggest factors is the location of your wedding. An international wedding will probably end up costing you more as opposed to getting married just a state or two away. However, when it comes to domestic weddings, some couples actually end up spending more because they have easier access to certain items than they would if they choose to have their wedding in a different country.
Travel Expenses For Others
In addition to travel expenses for you and your fiance you also have to think about whether or not you want to pay for some of the travel expenses of others. It’s not uncommon for the bride and groom to pay for the airfare and hotel accommodations for their immediate family. This can end up eating away at a good portion of your budget if they plan on paying these expenses for a lot of their guests.
The Type Of Ceremony And Reception
One dilemma that couples who have a destination wedding face is the type of ceremony and reception that they have. They may decide to not go all out because they simply don’t have the money to do so. On the other hand though, some of their guests may not want to deal with the hassle of going to a destination wedding if it’s just going to be a rather simple affair.
In conclusion, a destination wedding really can be a memorable affair for not only the bride and the groom, but for their guests as well. Unfortunately it can cost at least $10,000 when you factor in things like airfare, hotel costs, paying for a location, officiant, food and decorations. If you have your heart set on a destination wedding you can choose to have a smaller wedding and wait to throw a reception until you get home. Another popular option is to get married on a cruise ship. That way your wedding, reception and honeymoon are all built into one venue. No matter what you decide to do, just make sure that you are realistic about your budget and the expenses that are associated with a destination wedding.