Top 10 Considerations When Choosing the Perfect Destination Wedding Spot
The destination or resort itself. It is classy enough for a wedding? Is it somewhere you'd love to spend two weeks?
Cost. Can you comfortably afford a wedding in this particular place?
Accommodations. Will all of your guests be able to attend a reception in this place, or will you have to cut your guest list?
Season. A wedding in Jamaica might be a better choice in January than in July (during the height of hurricane season)!
Deals. Does your ideal spot also offer several free nights' lodging if you book a ceremony? Sounds like a done deal.
Adventure. Is there enough going on around your preferred location to prevent you and your guests from becoming bored over the course of a week or two?
Length of travel/vacation time. Elderly relatives are unlikely to travel halfway around the world for a wedding.
Your nerves. Can you handle planning a wedding without being able to pop into the reception site once a week (just to make sure it's there, ready and waiting for you)?
Surroundings. Is the resort located in an interesting area of the state or country you've chosen? Guests are more likely to come if they can plan a side trip or two.
Assistance. If your ideal resort also has a wedding coordinator to take most of the planning work out of your hands…what are you waiting for?