When it comes to planning a wedding, everyone has their own ideas about what it should look like, and whilst some people may be deals set on following traditions to the book, others are more willing to bend the so-called rules and do things their own way.
From eloping in Vegas, to setting off to the Maldives for a gorgeous beach wedding and everything in between, your wedding should really reflect your personality and your desires as a couple, so it’s important that you don’t get caught up in trying to please everyone, because it’s simply not possible and you’ll not only find that you’re never able to please everyone, but that you’ll also ruin your own day by not doing things the way you want to.
So, if you’re trying to figure out the kind of wedding you want, then in this post we’re going to share with you some of the things to think of when deciding whether or not a destination wedding is right for you.
Do you want a big wedding?
Not everyone actually wants a big wedding – in fact some people actually want to keep it as small and intimate as possible, so there’s really no right or wrong when it comes to this and it’s of course always dependent on your individual circumstances. However, it’s important to realize that your wedding is not only an expense for you, but for those who attend, so if you’re asking them to travel somewhere and take on the expenses of what that involves as well as time off from work and childcare, then it’s something you need to think about first because a lot of people won’t be able to do it and it’s likely going to be the case that if you have a destination wedding, it’s going to be smaller overall.
What style of dress do you have in mind?
For a woman, the dress is a big part of the wedding itself, and whilst you may not be sure what kind of dress you want, or even really be too bothered about it, you could have your heart set on a specific style, and if you’re planning a destination wedding, then the dress is something you’re going to have to think about even more because of the climate or terrain in the place you’re getting married.
The good news is that because destination weddings have become so popular, there are now so many different styles of wedding dresses available to choose from, so it’s easy to find something beautiful that makes you feel special on your wedding day, but it’s definitely one of the things to think about.
Is it important for you to have family there?
Whilst having your immediate family at your wedding is often going to be something that you’ll want to have, if you’re planning a destination wedding, then you’ll need to understand that it may not be that simple. Sometimes it’s money or time constraints, or it could be health – sometimes it’s just that an elderly family member doesn’t want to fly or travel, so when planning a destination wedding, it’s important to consider if you really need to have family there and discuss this with them before making arrangements.
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