When you became engaged, did you and your fiancé immediately start talking about the possibility of planning a destination wedding? While destination weddings once only meant beachfront ceremonies, now many couples are opting to travel their way to the altar. So whether you want to marry in the college town where you met, a favorite travel destination, or another place that holds significance for the two of you, here are a few of our favorite reasons to opt for a destination wedding, and a few considerations that can help you determine if its really what’s right for the two of you.
Enjoy an Intimate Celebration
One of the most compelling reasons couples choose to host a destination wedding is because they want to limit their nuptials to close friends and family. A destination wedding is an easy way to do just that, ensuring the resulting guest list is intimate.
If you know you want a small wedding, and don’t want to have to worry about offending anyone by not inviting them to your hometown celebration, a destination wedding could be ideal.
You Don’t Have to Go Somewhere Exotic
And modern couples know that their destination doesn’t have to be some place exotic. If you met while in college, for instance, the town of your alma mater is a great choice, even if it’s not centrally located. Maybe your first joint vacation was to New York. That could be an ideal destination.
Whether you choose some place based on location, personal significance, or simply the feel of it, don’t be afraid to think outside of the box when it comes to choosing a destination.
Is It Right for Us?
Some of the things you’ll need to consider, when planning a destination wedding, is that not all your guests may have the time or physical strength to travel. Considering whether VIP guests will be able to make it, should be a top priority.
Secondly, you will need to hire a vendor team that you really trust. If possible, you may want to plan a scouting trip to meet with potential wedding vendors long before your chosen wedding date. If you can’t physically go, then schedule a Skype interview, or at least a phone call. After all, you want to hire people based on their work, but also make sure their personality is a good fit. This is especially true when hiring a coordinator, photographer and other people you will spend much of your wedding day with.
Thirdly, planning a destination wedding will come with unique complications. You won’t easily be able to go visit the venue to plan your seating arrangement, or make in-person visits to salons for trial runs. This is why hiring a wedding planner you really trust can be especially important when you’re planning a destination wedding. Someone that knows the area – and has worked with local vendors before – can prove absolutely invaluable, when you’re planning a long-distance wedding.
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Texas Old Town offers scenic views of Texas Hill Country, conveniently near Austin, Texas, making it a great wedding destination! Call Texas Old Town, today, for more information about our wedding venue at 512.396.1800!