Destination Weddings


Planning a destination wedding comes with its own set of both joys and challenges. Consider these points when deciding if a destination wedding is right for you and your fiancé:

You can save on many areas of your budget by planning a wedding at a faraway land, but be prepared to go over on others. Typically, only very close friends and family will make the trip out for a destination wedding. This means that your catering and rental costs will be significantly lower. However, you will be incurring more travel costs for yourself and shipping fees for all of the décor, fashion, and other elements of your wedding. Try to source things locally and work with designers from your venue to try to cut back on some of these costs.

Though the number of guests in attendance at your destination wedding will likely be lower, you should still extend an invitation to everyone who you would have invited were your event closer to home. Many destination brides choose to have a smaller or more low-key reception once they get home with those who couldn’t make the trip. This is a great way to let all of your friends and family know that they are important to you.

When planning a destination wedding, particularly one on a beach, there are many things you should take into consideration when selecting your fashion. Pick a lighter and more flowy dress to match your surroundings. Flats, sandals, or even bare feet are ideal as opposed to heels which will sink in the sand. And, as with any outdoor wedding, think about what the wind will do to a long veil.

Many couples who have a destination wedding choose to extend their stay to include their honeymoon. This can save you a little money and a lot of stress. However, do keep in mind that some of your guests may decide to make their trip a little longer as well. In order to ensure that you have some alone time with your new hubby, plan a dinner or a fun outing and include those who’ve stayed behind with you!

3 Responses to “Destination Weddings”

  1. Paola

    Hi, I’m a fan, I watch My fair wedding in Spain every day. I study for wedding planner but here it’s not very used from the people. I dream to work for you, and can learn a lot. I love your jobs. Good luck for all!

  2. Bobbi

    I think that what you do for couples is so amazing! Not that decorating, planning isn’t a gift in and of itself, but the true gift you give them is a memory to last a lifetime and the generosity of your talents and wisdom to dig deep within their hearts to bring them true happiness.

    Sometimes it seems some of the guests aren’t as appreciative as they should be. I guess no one can please all of the people all of the time. I know what it’s like not to be appreciated, it sucks.

    My first marriage lasted 18 years. My ex was a military vet who came home with PTSD and refused to get help. He really tested my faith in love and in myself. Eventually, I had to walk away. But not without some lingering hurdles.

    I have found a wonderful man that I adore. Quite honestly, I think he is probably the most amazing person I have ever met. I made some mistakes, baggage from my past abuse by my ex, and really struggled to find myself again. This wonderful man has been my best friend, we share everything together. I’ve learned that I don’t have to live as the image my ex projected onto me, that I am strong, funny, intelligent, confident, independent. I am not a victim or a survivor… that was my story and I have the power to write my own story now.

    He too had a story, widowed at a young age and remarried to someone who also has PTSD. So He’s a divorced single father. He manages to work while raising his autistic son and they are both just gems! He makes me laugh, we are so much alike. He is so intelligent, and sweet, and he works as an EMT saving people here in the Austin area. Really, I adore them with all of my being.

    We plan to get married, no date as of yet. If I had someone like David to plan my wedding, my only request would be to get my teeth fixed. I don’t need fancy rings, or a dress, those would just be icing on the cake. To me the most important thing is to marry the man I love. I sacrificed getting my teeth fixed with implants to make sure my ex was getting his medical and mental needs met, but it was all in vain. I know he loves me for who I am, and he thinks I am beautiful. It bothers me, and I want to be able to smile at him so he can see all of the joy he brings me with the same beautiful smile I had a few years back. Strange request for a wedding I am sure.

    I am a girly girl, don’t get me wrong. I love dresses and high heels. But I would appreciate any gift given to me on my wedding day and leave all of the bridezilla stuff to women who don’t understand that the diamond that a good man places inside of the heart is far more important than the one he puts on your finger.

    David is truly one of a kind on TV. I wish him all of the best in his quest to become a father and future success in his personal and professional life.


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