For many couples, planning a wedding is the perfect opportunity to travel. Destination weddings are becoming a popular option for couples who are looking for something unique to begin their next chapter together. Combining the love of travelling and keeping things more intimate is the new wedding trend.
If you’re planning a destination wedding, here are some trending ideas, brides and grooms are opting for:
It seems as though more and more Airbnb or vacation rental properties are being listed each day. For couples looking to keep their destination wedding intimate, having a vacation rental serve as accommodations and venue can really help keep things in the budget. The best part about having your vacation rental also serve as your venue is the amount of flexibility. You can keep it as casual or even create an elegant soiree. The locations and possibilities are endless. Having the flexibility and keeping things budget friendly are a huge perk to using vacation rentals.
Reception food can be an overwhelming thought process. If you’re stuck on what kind of food to serve, look into creating a foodie paradise of local eats. Part of the travelling experience is being able to take in the local culture and most importantly, their food! Doing some quick research about the local cuisine or sampling days before you have your big reception can help you plan the meal. Keep it fun and channel your inner foodie.
Most guests will take the destination wedding and create an entire vacation out of the trip. As a thank you, welcome baskets are replacing takeaway gifts. This gives guests the opportunity to use the items throughout their trip and shows that you’re thinking of them. If you’re having guests travel to the tropics, having a bottle of sunscreen or water available on arrival can mean the difference. As the host, you want to make your guests feel appreciated for taking the time and travelling to celebrate your big day. Plus, they’ll want to make space in their luggage to take home the souvenirs they bought.
The best part about destination weddings is being able to travel. Having a hosted activity can really help set the mood prior to the wedding or even serve as an awesome way to send off your guest before they leave. Couples are opting to provide their guests with experiences rather than physical gifts. Sure, your personalized wedding koozie was fun to use by the pool, but guests will never forget the tequila tasting! Hosting experiences will make this wedding memorable forever.
Having a destination wedding is the new #weddinggoals. Whether you’re choosing to keep your wedding intimate or inviting guests on their next travel adventure, having a destination wedding is a unique way to celebrate your big day.