Your answer was YES! Now it’s time to plan the wedding. For some, your wedding day is what you’ve been dreaming of since you were little. The white dress, perfect chapel, five-tiered cake, you have all of the details planned. For others, the traditions just aren’t quite as important. There is no shame in that! Maybe, just maybe, an elopement is your answer. Here are some reasons people choose to elope. And a couple of reasons people choose not to.
Now that the holidays have passed let’s do a count – raise your hand if you became engaged? Silliness aside, it’s no joke that the most proposals occur each year during the holiday season. Come January, post-New Year’s Eve excitement, a dose of reality often hits – “I’m getting married!” A wedding needs to be planned!
Is wanderlust your middle name? Or could it be that you want a smaller wedding? Or perhaps you simply find it dazzlingly romantic to say “I Do” somewhere exotic? Whatever your reason for desiring a destination wedding – it’s a fabulous idea. Destination weddings are becoming increasingly more popular as the cost of travel is decreasing, accessibility of exotic regions is improving, and folks are wanting to get away from the hum drum of normal life.
Palm trees, warm tepid waters, and plenty of delicious fruity drinks – is this a similar picture that’s painted in your mind? If you’re one of the many couples who have their hearts set on a destination wedding, or a honeymoon far, far away, then congratulations! It makes complete sense to want to spend the most romantic and meaningful days of your life in a small slice of paradise. Celebrating one’s union in a new country, with unique landscapes and cultural offerings is a profound experience, and one you’ll remember forever.
Before you begin to let your imaginations run wild, there are a few logistical, functional, and downright helpful things to consider that will ease the planning process. It’s your big celebration, and you want it to be everything you’ve imagined and more, and it will be if proper planning and consideration goes into it.