It’s your wedding — you want it to be perfect. Well, nothing is more romantic than nuptials at a beach front resort. Imagine the lapping waves, light breezes, your love standing nearby…
Why a Destination Wedding?
You may not live near a beachfront resort, but today almost 15% of weddings involve travel. Destination weddings give you the opportunity to have a unique wedding, and they also give you the chance for some really fantastic family gatherings!
Preparing for a beachfront resort wedding, book blocks of rooms ahead of time. Booking ahead is a great way to make sure that your family is together and you get a great rate on rooms with great views.
In a survey done this past March, 21% of travelers say having an fabulous view is a major point when booking a vacation. Skift, U.S. has found that in 2012, travelers spent $23 billion on just vacation rentals, and half of the people who get rentals say that having children made a significant effect on their choice of rental.
A beachfront resort has magnificent views, deals on large bookings, and plenty for the kids to do. So many solutions in one.
Will it Be Expensive?
A beachfront resort wedding can cost from $10,000, upwards of $50,000, with all the bells and whistles; live music and flowers, bridesmaids gowns and catering… There can be a lot of expenses, but there are ways to cut costs.
- June and September are the most popular months for weddings, accounting for about 30% of weddings. If you’re on a budget, move your date to the off-season.
- Limit your guests; it’s cheaper to serve 50 people than 500.
- Keep the decorations light — it’s a beach wedding, that’s all the decor you need.
Will People Travel for My Wedding?
No fear, people are looking for reasons to go to the beach! In a worldwide survey, more than 50% of people planned a beach vacation in the next year. Make your wedding their reason!
Your friends and family will be booking travel, and almost 90% of travelers today use the internet for most of their travel planning, and the sooner trips are booked online, the better a deal you can get, so remember — especially for a destination wedding — to send out those “save the date” cards at least six to eight months before the event.
What are you waiting for? Can’t you already feel those balmy breezes as you say, “I do?”
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