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"Destination Weddings"

Author: Amber - Internet Sales Coordinator Team LeaderSeptember 2005

When it comes to weddings, the traditional location that most people think of first is a house of worship. Today, however many couples are choosing to tie the knot on exotic beaches, in a vineyard, a cruise ship or Las Vegas! There are many reasons couples decide on a non-traditional location for their nuptials. Many choose to say their vows while enjoying a vacation in a location that they love, other couples like the idea of the private, intimate setting with out a lot of details to tend to. Many couples that plan to elope also like the idea of a destination wedding as it adds to the excitement. While there are some details that have to be addressed, there are many advantages to having a destination wedding.

One of the big advantages is that your honeymoon coincides with the wedding, depending on what package was negotiated, the savings can be substantial and your honeymoon can begin immediately after the wedding! With a destination wedding, the couple also has the flexibility to cut the wedding list and thus also help to reduce the cost. Many destination locations can also block rooms with a discounted rate and often assign a particular travel coordinator to their account at the hotel, travel agency or cruise ship.

Some things to think about when considering or planning a destination wedding is to research the area thoroughly. Checking the best time of the year to visit and weather patterns will add to a successful destination wedding. Also keep in mind each state as well as other countries have different rules in regards to marriage licenses, make sure you have all the information you need before you depart. Once you have all the plans in order, be sure to give your guests plenty of time to make their arrangements as well. A "save the date" is a great way to not only let your guests know the date of the event, but also the travel and accommodation information. You can also include information such as airports, hotels and attractions in the area. Many couples also create a website with all these details and list the website on the save the date. The save the date is typically sent out 4-12 months before the wedding. The actual invitation itself should be sent 8-12 weeks before the wedding.

If a destination wedding is something that sounds like a great idea to you or if you have already decided that is how you are going to have your special day, don't forget to incorporate your invitations to your location, visit our wide selection of destination wedding invitations.

TOP 10 DESTINATIONS FOR WEDDINGS


1. Hawaii
2. Mexico
3. Caribbean
4. Florida
5. Las Vegas
6. Wine Country, Napa Valley
7. Paris
8. Cruise Ship
9. California
10. Italy