What happens when you still want to have that dream destination wedding but are not ready to risk your life’s savings? How can you go about budgeting? Is it even possible to have a destination wedding on a tight budget?
The answer is a resounding yes. All you need for a successful destination wedding on a budget is a well laid out plan. To help you get started, here are a few tips:
Go for Convenience When Picking a Location
Planning for a wedding generally involves work right from the start. That’s why it’s important to always go for convenience instead of making choices that may stress you out before the big day. When choosing the destination, make sure that it’s easily accessible. If family and friends are on the guest list, an easily accessible location will make it easier for them and you.
Drive Don’t Fly
If you happen to come across an ideal destination, even one that may be out of state, don't just assume flying is the best option. Booking flights can be relatively expensive depending on the time, airline, location. If you are saving for the big day, and driving is an option, it is definitely something to consider. Plus a road trip on your way to aisle could be that last "fling before the ring".
Skip on the Professional Photographers
It’s understandable that you want great pictures of your big day. However, professional photographers can really eat into a budget. To cut costs, ask friends or family to snap a few with Samsung. Smart phones now are producing some absolutely breathtaking imagery. Show them the ropes with framing, lighting, and focus. We suggest compensating your photographer with their pick of Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus cases available. Otherwise, your brother or sister might be sending a bill for a broken device.
Wed During the Offseason
The thing about seasons is that once one begins, every business and franchise hikes their prices as a business strategy. You can easily choose to ignore these times of season by carrying out the wedding during the offseason. You’ll ultimately realize that it will be cheaper for all involved. For example, it may be more cost efficient for you in the off-season, but also for wedding guests booking a hotel room.
Put the Wedding and Honeymoon in One
Some couples have a mentality that a honeymoon needs to be somewhere far off island where you can view the ocean at any point and time. Well, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with wanting that, but keep cost in mind. By choosing an ideal location that will host both your wedding in honeymoon, you may receive some bonus perks. Many hotels may compliment a wedding couple a room night or two, include wedding amenities in the room, etc.
When booking a destination wedding, always remember that the time you choose to start and end the wedding matters. Picking a Sunday brunch instead of Saturday dinner for the reception could be more cost-effective. Most venues will charge less, and people will also not drink as much.
When planning your destination wedding, approach it with a conscious mind. Furthermore, where and when you get married doesn’t really matter more than the person you’re about to spend the rest of your life with.