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The Secret of Destination Wedding Planning

Feb 25, 2008
Over the last few years, destination weddings have become wildly popular. This is not surprising, since it is hard to resist having a wedding on the sandy beaches of Hawaii or Tahiti. However, one thing that you must keep in mind is that destination weddings are known for their difficulty, particularly in the planning stage. A destination wedding is simply defined as any wedding which requires you to travel to a location for the event. Many destination weddings will be held in places in which the couple are not residents. If only the couple will be getting married during this event, and no guests are present, this is referred to as eloping.

One thing that many people don't realize is that destination weddings can be far cheaper than their traditional counterparts. However, this cost will largely be dependent on where you intend on getting married, and how much it costs to get there. As you plan the destination wedding, one thing that you will want to keep in mind is that traditionally, all your guests are expected to pay the cost of their flight. The couple will make up for this by paying for the lodging of their guest during the trip, as well as the food and drinks. If you pay for the rooms of your guests, many resorts will give you a discount rate for booking multiple rooms.

The next step in planning a destination wedding is the location. The good news about this is that you have many places to choose from. When you decide the place of your destination, you can make things easier on yourself by picking a place that has easier marriage laws. Many travel sites and books can give you detailed information on which places have the least strict laws. You will also want to consider the cost of the flight and the cost of the country in general.

When it comes to the details of the planning stage, you could hire a wedding consultant, who is experienced with such matters. While it will cost you to hire this consultant, the information they provide you with can save you a great deal of money. If you have the experience, you can plan the wedding yourself, but this will require you to get your hands dirty and do a lot of research. A destination wedding can truly be the experience of a life time, especially if you plan it properly.
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Joe Steven works as a freelance wedding planner. He believes that every couple deserves a perfect wedding.
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