For many brides and grooms, a destination wedding, at some point during the planning process, will start to sound idyllic. Fewer guests means less money, right? But before you sign on the dotted line, promising to say “I do” in some exotic (or at least out of town) locale, consider these four reasons why a destination wedding may not be all it’s cracked up to be.
1. Someone is bound to get upset. Whether it’s your mom, your grandma, or your best friend from college, destination weddings put a lot of pressure on the people you invite. Not only does it mean extra money that will have to be spent, some people, for whatever reason, just won’t be able to make it. A day over the weekend most people can swing, but five days somewhere that requires a passport is out of the realm of realistic possibility for many of your guests. Note: This doesn’t mean that they won’t come. It just might mean that they’re a little bit resentful of everything they had to do in order to make it happen.
2. Travel arrangements can be a real headache. Taking care of your travel arrangements is a task in and of itself, but many of your close family members and friends will turn to you for advice. “What flight are you taking?” “How much did your ticket cost?” “Do you have that eight hour layover in Houston, too?” There is also the real possibility of flights getting delayed or cancelled and important people missing out on big parts of your celebration.
3. It can be awkward for some members of your family. So Mom and Dad are divorced? Aunt Susie and Aunt Betty have refused to talk for the last six years? Here’s a plan! Get them all on a plane and ask them to spend several days together at the same resort… yeah, we’re starting to have second thoughts already.
4. There’s a good chance you are forfeiting wedding gifts. There’s a bit of an unwritten rule floating around out in the ether, especially now that destination weddings are becoming more and more popular. This rule states that anyone that has to pay several hundreds or thousands of dollars to attend your wedding does not have to spend a penny on a gift for you. It might not be a big deal at all in your mind, but you might decide to skip the time it takes to make a huge registry.
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