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Destination weddings

By | March 17th 2012 at 00:00:00 GMT +0300

Are you the kind of bride who has a free spirit and love travelling?

Not every bride looks forward to planning her wedding with all the hustle and bustle that comes with it. So what better way to kill two birds with one stone than to have your wedding planned for you, while you enjoy every moment relaxing and relishing each other’s company?

If this is you, a destination wedding would be the best option for you, especially if you want something different. So why should you consider having one?

• less stress

In most instances, the hotel coordinator-cum-planner will take the role of making sure you get everything you want for the perfect day. The only role you will play is to okay or reject and share your preferences via e-mail or telephone and your wishes will come true.

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• Affordable

Depending on the hotel and location you choose, you can have a wedding and honeymoon package tailor-made for you within your budget. Since you won’t be having many guests, it means less food and drinks, thus slashing the costs by a wide margin.

• Guest list reprieve

Do you dread having that loud sarcastic cousin hating at your wedding? Then what better and tactful way to dissuade them from coming than having your wedding as far as possible? Due to the distance and the travelling factor, this will cut down the guest list considerably, leaving out all unwanted and uninvited guests. It thus allows you the opportunity to spend more money on yourselves and the few guests as you please. It will also give you a chance for an intimate affair and you’ll both have the time to spend with people that matter most.

• Relaxed atmosphere

Huge weddings tend to be too formal and if you’re the kind of bride who doesn’t like the idea, then a destination wedding will give you that option of a casual and relaxed affair allowing both of you to enjoy every moment.

• Formality

Now that most of your guests won’t be attending, you don’t have to worry about formality and order of events. You set the rules. If you want to get married by the beach, ditch the traditional gown and wear a cute sundress and let your hair down as you say "I do." Thereafter, have the time of your lives with your guests.

• Double up — ‘weddingmoon’

Once you have exchanged your vows and your guests have finally left, may the real fun begin! It’s time to enjoy your honeymoon in each other’s company. The best part is the hotel can custom-make a honeymoon package as per your request. If relaxing is all you want to do, that’s what you will get.

• No last minute hustle

Since you will have paid for the entire package in advance, no vendor will come looking for you immediately the wedding ends asking for their balance. Now that’s what you call a deal breaker after having a good time. No miscellaneous needs will arise like generator costs when the power goes out or drinks run out. It’s all covered stress free.

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