“Process of Natural Selection” for your Guest List: The downside of having too many friends and too large of a loving family! Many couples face the stressful and, at times, emotional challenge of having to pare down their guest list due to number and budget parameters. With a destination wedding, due to people’s schedules and finances, naturally a portion of your invited guest list will not be able to attend. However, be sure to keep in mind, this could be seen as both a benefit and a detriment…
More Opportunities for Quality Time with Family & Friends: The entire day/night of a wedding celebration flys by in the blink of an eye! Whether you have an intimate affair with 20 guests or celebrate with 400+ of your closest friends, the entire celebration always seems too short! Being able to spend more than a day celebrating – could be two days or even a week – with your friends and family presents more opportunities to spend quality time visiting!
Wedding “Gift” is a Win-Win: The “gift” of a desintation wedding could be viewed as a win-win for the bride & groom, and their guests! The presence of their guests is a gift to the bride & groom, and the bride & groom return the gesture with the gift of a vacation to their valued friends & family. Poolside, waterfront, ski resort, Las Vegas strip, Mexico all inclusive – wherever you are planning your wedding will surely be viewed as a “getaway gift” by your guests!
Experienced Wedding Planner at Your Service: Resort and destination venues that typically host weddings often provide an experienced wedding planning to support you in planning all the big, small and sentimental aspects of your ceremony and reception. Given this is their area of expertise, they should have a wealth of knowledge of best practices on what works and what doesn’t at their venue at your disposal.
- Most Likely… Not Weather Dependent: Living in Canada has many benefits, but consistent weather forecasts is often not a certainty that we get to enjoy. Whether it be the humidity in Toronto, rain in Vancouver or random hail storms in Edmonton, hosting your wedding in a tropical destination often alleviates the anxiety of having to wish for decent weather for your “big day”!
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