Also known as a “Weddingmoon”, this popular trend has many benefits, but most important to many brides and grooms is that it can save you enormous sums of money.
Consider that you can fly to a beautiful tropical destination – such as the Bahamas or Jamaica – get married and stay for a romantic week-long Honeymoon for an average cost of $3000 to $5000, including airfare, lodging, and all your meals, drinks, and activities. Compare that to the average 150-guest wedding that costs upwards of $15,000 – $20,000 without the Honeymoon!
If you’re considering this option, it’s best to start early – at least 6 to 12 months or more ahead of your chosen wedding date – to be sure that you’ll get your first choice destination, your preferred location, date and time for your ceremony, and so that you can save money on flights and hotels.
Some other benefits include:
- Less stress – Since most locations that specialize in Destination Weddings have wedding planners on their staff, who are knowledgeable about local marriage laws and customs, you’ll be able to spend your time before, and the day of, your wedding relaxing and enjoying some spa treatments while someone else handles all the details for you!
- A treat for your guests – If you have guests who will be joining you (at least for the wedding), it can be a mini-vacation for them, as many destination-wedding locations offer a wide variety of activities and sight-seeing opportunities. They can fly in a day or two before the big event for some fun and pampering with you, then leave the day after so you’ll have plenty of privacy with your new spouse! It can also be very affordable for them, as we can arrange for group rates on airfare and lodging, and offers convenient monthly payment plans for them.
- Talk about romance! – The sun is setting the sky ablaze in pinks and oranges as it dips into the azure sea, there’s a light breeze blowing off the water, and the sand is warm on your barefoot toes – could any setting be more romantic for saying “I do”?
To find out what our favorite “WeddingMoon Locations” are give us a call – one of our Personal Travel Concierges can help you choose the best destination for you based on your likes and dislikes, needs and desires, and can answer any questions, such as what type of weather to expect at various times of the year, and how to choose appropriate wedding attire for your chosen date and destination.