Almost every person is excited about his wedding. However, planning and preparing for a wedding can be a grueling task. Planning a destination wedding is one of the common wedding trends seen these days.

Organizing one such event involves a lot of planning and preparation. While the obvious doubt would be on whether a destination wedding would cost lower than that of a traditional wedding, you will be glad to know that there are good enough reasons why people fall for it.

Let us take a look at what one needs to consider while planning both.

Destination Wedding:

  • A destination wedding means a mini-vacation for everyone, including your family and guests.
  • The wedding and honeymoon can be amalgamated.
  • Less number of guests since most people will not be willing to spend lavishly in travel and go for a wedding.
  • Only very close family members and friends attend it, so it is full of fun.
  • You do not need the destination-wedding to be elaborate, but can have well-planned two to three functions.

The costs you would need to consider for a destination wedding are:

  • Wedding attire
  • Passports and Visas
  • Bridesmaid and groomsmen outfits
  • Your flight and hotel package
  • The reception arrangement cost
  • Photographer and his or her transport costs
  • Destination Wedding Planner, if you hire one
  • Flowers

Most places offer lucrative wholesome wedding packages and deals. One can always try negotiating to get a good price. A good tip to save money for both guests and you are to book your wedding midweek.

Traditional At Home Wedding :

  • One may receive lots of gifts
  • More number of guests attend
  • The cost is more than a destination wedding
  • Everyone invited tries their best to attend

The costs associated with a traditional wedding are as follows:

  • Wedding attire
  • Bridesmaid and groomsmen outfits
  • The reception
  • The venue
  • Decorations at the reception and venue
  • Photography
  • Flowers
  • Car rental
  • Wedding Favors

Be it a destination wedding or a local wedding, one has to make arrangements for the guests to be able to move to and fro comfortably. This could mean airport pick-up and drop services, or reaching the venue or even going out to local places. In case of a destination wedding, a bus may be hired for the entire length of stay, since it could be used to transport the guests to places of interest at that destination as a group. At local weddings, one may book a bus or car to take the wedding parties to the venue from a few common pick-up points.