Planning for a Traditional wedding can take a year or longer - the average engagement lasts 15 months and involves taking care of a wide range of details, from ordering floral arrangements to booking musicians. All those expenses can add up quickly, and you may be wondering if there are alternatives that cost less?!
If your planning a Destination Wedding
you can save money on a ceremony in a beautiful tropical destination and spend less then you might when having your wedding closer to home.
Destination Weddings can be very convenient, with resorts providing all-inclusive packages that give you a range of venue and décor options to take the guess work out of planning. You can save money on your wedding ceremony and travel to a beautiful place for a intimate celebration with loved ones. Imagine spending 4 days with your friends and family by the pool, enjoying the resort entertainment and exploring a sunset dinner cruise while everyone gets to know each other and gets ready to celebrate your special day.
So how does a Destination Wedding save you money? Typically your expenditures for a wedding and reception are included, things like catering food, drinks, decorations, flowers, photographer, officiant, cocktail hour and a wedding planner, during the entire process and day of - all included in your package price. You'll spend less time coordinating and planning and more time living in the moment, thanks to these packages that provide a 'one stop shop' experience for every planning aspect. Your wedding will take place on a beach or in a pre decorated facility, which means you may not need to spend as much money- or any on decorations.
Further Cost Savings...
When booking your Destination Wedding
, look for group rates on flights, hotel stays and resort packages - it can be very helpful to work with a specialized Travel Agent to make sure all these details are taken care of and you receive all of your promotions and extra amenities you deserve (we have your back).
Have you considered a combined Honeymoon (Weddingmoon)? While you would normally have to spend a few extra thousand dollars on your honeymoon, that's not the case with weddingmoons, you can select a resort brand where you can stay at one location for your wedding and hop to another for your honeymoon, a perfect example would be getting married at Generations, family friendly ocean front resort, after your wedding - hop on over to Palafitos a luxury adult only -Over Water Bungalow experience with a butler (talk about spoiling yourselves).
All Inclusive resorts like El Dorado Royale by Karisma
and Secrets Cap Cana
offer FREE nights based on the amount of rooms you reserve in your group block (leverage your rooms). You can then use your COMPS as a refund to help you save money on your total cost of the wedding. Your friends and family can also recieve promotional group rates, bundle their services and receive more discounts on spas, excursions and their entire package.
Examples of additional savings and promotions if you qualify are 'free air credit' saving you upto $1,000 on your airfare, free sky wedding premium locations fees waived, complimentary cocktail hours and photography credits to name a few. There are multiple benefits to a Destination Wedding, remember you are starting your life together and who wants to be in wedding debt?!
Interested to learn more?
It's easy to set up a complimentary consultation with us
, we'll discuss the different packages and resorts (location, location, location) available based on your preference and budget (crunch some numbers), best time to travel (discuss hurricane season and peak vs off peak) and help you determine if a Destination Wedding is the right choice for you.
Don't just take our word for it, check out what our testimonials
and hear what our clients have to say.