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Destination Wedding Planning Ideas

Destination weddings have greatly increased in popularity over the past couple years. Are you planning to have a destination wedding? If so, here are a few of the best destination weddings common sense tips to help you along in your journey.

What are Destination Weddings?
A destination wedding is one in which you go on a journey - preferably somewhere wonderful ... and get married. Your wedding day ceremony, reception and honeymoon are all at the same dreamy location. Your wedding guests travel with you to your destination wedding location. Whether the guests stick around for the entire honeymoon or not is always optional and may have to be discussed by all parties if everyone wants to adhere to proper destination wedding etiquette. Because destination weddings are planned by the bride and groom, they decide upon the traveling guest list - which incidentally is usually much smaller than a typical wedding guest list. Bear in mind you are not automatically required to pay for guests' travel arrangements if you decide to have a destination wedding.

Destination Wedding Etiquette
Destination weddings are a completely unique type of wedding event. Sure you don't have to pay for a hugely expensive wedding reception and package, something you do have to seriously consider and identify up front for your guests is whether you will be footing the bill for your guests. All inclusive destination weddings incur the costs of travel arrangements, hotel arrangements, and eating arrangements but, you also get to plan when the guests go back home. There are destination wedding packages designed for couples that will help you plan for all of the unexpected costs as well as the costs that are not included in the package. For example, will your destination wedding photography be included in the package or will you be hiring and bringing along your own destination wedding photographer? Consider too hiring a destination wedding consultant to help you with all of the details. If you really want to make the most memorable celebration during your destination wedding event, make sure you include a hand painted destination wedding guest book platter.

Destination Wedding Invitations
Because destination weddings are often on a much smaller scale, you will want to have destination wedding invitations for the group of guests coming with you AND destination wedding announcements to send upon your return, to the larger group of family and friends who could not attend the actual long distance event. Click on the link to review these destination wedding invitation wording examples.

Budget Destination Wedding Planning
The best destination weddings are realistic and affordable. Most brides opt for destination wedding dresses that are a little more refined and scaled back. Of course there is nothing wrong with wanting an elaborate, fancy destination wedding gown. But, shopping for a unique and special evening gown instead of a traditional wedding gown, is a great way to save a little money towards your once-in-a-lifetime destination wedding trip. Incidentally, if you are planning a strict budget destination wedding, consider traveling within the United States. There are so many unbelievably beautiful and affordable US destination wedding locations and even beaches. With a little research and common sense planning, your destination wedding can easily be both memorable AND affordable.

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