4 Things You Didnt Know About Destination Weddings

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Destination weddings are all the rage this year too, much like last year when getting hitched in a foreign locale became the ‘trendy’ way to say your vows. Planning your own destination wedding? Then read this article here for more inputs on how to have the best one ever. Meanwhile, we’ve put together a few points that we bet you didn’t really think twice about:

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It’s not just about the beaches

Say the words ‘Destination wedding’ and what comes to mind are the sunny white sandy beaches of Thailand or even the coastline of Sri Lanka. But that’s just a popular misconception. Just because you want to have a destination wedding, it does not mean that you have to pack a beach towel and sunscreen to wear at the beach. A beach wedding isn’t for every couple and if it’s not for you, then we can think of a dozen other places that are just as romantic to have a wedding. You could feel like a princess and say your vows in a castle in Scotland or have a rustic wedding in a vineyard in France. The options for a dreamy destination wedding are just endless.

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Invest in the best photographer

There’s a reason why couples don’t mind splurging on a good photographer who is worth his weight in hmm, pictures. Long after the guests are gone and the wine is over, it’ll be those photographs clicked that will instantly take you and your partner back to the day you were married. Don’t be tempted to go for a cheap photographer just because it’s a destination wedding and there are enough expenses to think about already. Only a truly professional photographer will be able to capture those special moments perfectly, just the way you expect him to.

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Make it a honeymoon

If you’re not up for the idea of packing your bags after the 3 day wedding extravaganza and then going off on a honeymoon trip (keeping in mind that you still aren’t over the jetlag 100% and you didn’t even get to explore the wedding location like you wanted to), there’s no reason on earth why you can’t honeymoon in the city or in the country where your destination wedding is being held. In fact, we think it’s a great chance to do some serious bonding and not to mention, you’ll have many more opportunities to click more photos together in a much more relaxed frame of mind. Imagine going all the way to New York for the wedding and not getting to experience what makes the city tick. That would be a real shame.

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Call your wedding planner. Now!

Do you really want to sit in front of the Internet for days on end trying to get the best deals on the season’s blooms, chatter with vendors whose language you don’t speak and look into a 100 other details all on your own? Unless you have a real passion for a DIY wedding, we suggest calling up the wedding planner as early as possible and saving yourself both the headache and the stress. Plus, your wedding planner may be able to save you plenty of money in combo deals and by using her connections and network of contacts- so, isn’t it worth thinking about?

Destination weddings can be lots of fun and that’s why they’re worth thinking about. If you’ve had a destination wedding yourself, we’d love to hear from you. Write in to us with your comments.

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