Are you and your spouse-to-be thinking of getting married at a destination other than where you or your family live? Or do you have family out of the area and want to bring the wedding to them? Destination weddings are on the rise, and for good reason. Here are 4 of the many reasons to have a destination wedding.
#1 Destination Weddings can be Budget Friendly
Make no mistake, a destination wedding can cost the same as a local wedding—or more. That being said, you may be able to save a bit of money. In countries where the Canadian dollar goes farther, such as Mexico, you may be able to spend significantly less money. Or the same amount of money for a far more luxurious wedding. Many popular wedding destinations, such as Las Vegas or cruise ship weddings, offer budget-friendly wedding packages. So, set your budget first and plan accordingly.
#2 Narrow Down Your Guest List
An added bonus of getting married in a different province or country is that not everyone will be able to attend. While it may sound a bit harsh, the farther away your wedding is—the fewer people you will feel obligated to invite. You may only invite a small handful of your nearest and dearest. Or you may choose to get married just the two of you and have a reception for all when you return. Just be mindful that destination weddings are more difficult for guests to schedule and budget for. This means you may have a few who RSVP “no” because it’s too far away.
#3 The Destination
Choose a destination that excites you and your partner! Most couples have a destination wedding in a location that doubles as their honeymoon. This means that you’ll enjoy more time on vacation and that you can plan pre-and post-wedding activities and excursions with your guests. For those who enjoy making things a family affair, you’ll be able to spend more quality time together. Just be sure to pre-schedule your one-on-one time together so that your honeymoon doesn’t fall by the wayside. Or honeymoon elsewhere to enjoy uninterrupted time together.
#4 Stunning Wedding Photos
With the right creative team, your wedding photos and videos will be stunning regardless of the location! However, you may choose your destination because it’s where you envision your wedding photos. Maybe the beach, a sunset, mountain range, waterfront, city skyline, architectural wonder, or other picturesque backdrops.
Looking For a Canadian Photographer for Your Destination Wedding?
Want to have a destination wedding but don’t want to worry about the quality of your wedding photos? Captured Experience is a tenured team of wedding photographers who are available to travel with you anywhere in the world.
We will curate a custom package to include your local B.C or Alberta pre-wedding parties and events, wedding photos, candid images of your destination activities and excursions, and the reception you host when you return. View our portfolio now to see our range and style firsthand! Or click here to find out exactly what destination wedding packages entail!