Traditional wedding vs destination wedding?

posted 2 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
996 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Yeah, exactly. It’s more of a personal choice than a trend one way or the other.

Post # 3
1258 posts
Bumble bee

Um, well we are doing a destination wedding. 


Family dynamics, cost, guest list,  being in tune with what we really want for our day and being reflective of who we are would have been a bit more forfeited doing a traditional at home wedding. 


Post # 4
308 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

They are both trending. Destination weddings seem to be a lot more popular than they used to be. I wanted to do a destination wedding at first, no questions asked, but then when I actually became engaged my whole idea of a wedding turned around and I want my close family to be there and because they cannot all afford to travel and my FI’s family has similar financial difficulties, we decided to do traditional.

Post # 6
4638 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Its about personal preferences..

We’re having a local wedding because the idea of a destination wedding (the typical all-inclusive destiantion wedding is what I’m referring to) is something neither of us likes.

Cons for this type of wedding for us were:

My FI’s grandma travelling, neither of us like all-inclusive resorts, our travel budget/ threshold for cost is higher than a lot of our guests so the location would either exclude a ton of people or we’d be unhappy with its quality, I don’t want to plan a wedding from a distance, we don’t want to spend a week with that many people and want an actual honeymoon, and some of our close friends would not be able to attend due to work or family (we don’t want children at our wedding and doing destination would make this hard).

Lastly, good food and drink was hugely important for us and is not something we’d find suitable at an all-inclusive that would fit with everyones budgets. Getting married at a local restaurant, that we eat at regularly, ensured us the quality of food and drink would we’re accustomed to. Local also ensured all of our family and friends could attend easily.

That’s just our personal thoughts though! What works for some, may not work for others. I’m sure a ton of destination wedding bees can rhyme of a list of cons with local weddings..




Post # 7
1258 posts
Bumble bee

abeautybride: we certainly considered that our guests would be with us for a few days after the wedding. So we were VERY careful with our guest list, haha. We also chose an all-inclusive resort that is a bit larger then we would maybe go to on our own so there’s a bit more space to spread out. We are considering tacking a few extra days onto the end of our trip for more time for the honeymoon too, since we’re already away it would only be the cost of the hotel, not another flight or anything. 

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