Monday, January 7, 2008

Destination Weddings - A Dream Come True

Destination weddings are becoming increasingly popular, especially among those who enjoy traveling. In the United States there are 360,000 destination weddings or more per year, with a prediction of a 20 percent increase in the next 15 years.




Couples who choose a destination wedding generally do so because of the following reasons:

  • The couple wants to do something different and personal
  • The couple is paying for the wedding themselves and would like to save money.
  • Many resorts and destination wedding locations offer lower rates to destination wedding groups.
  • Couples will spend on average 41% less on a destination wedding compared to a traditional wedding in their hometown.
  • Wedding packages can be customized and can be all-inclusive.
  • When engaged couples are from different areas of the country it becomes difficult to decide where to hold a wedding.
  • With destination weddings, both families are in neutral territory. Everyone has to travel and is therefore on common ground.
  • The couple desires a carefree event.
  • The couple is renewing vows or are getting married for a second time.
  • All attendees have the opportunity to spend quality time together, while taking a vacation.

    “A destination wedding is a great way to get your closest family and friends together and minimize the usual stress of a traditional wedding. With the help of your travel agent and wedding coordinator at a resort of your choice, not only will you spend less than you would on a traditional wedding, you will have the beauty of your chosen destination for your wedding photos, plenty of activities or relaxation for yourself and guests, and a honeymoon all in one!”
    -Katie, Travel Travel Carlson Wagonlit Destination Wedding Specialist



Where do people hold their destination weddings?


The top wedding destinations are:

  • Hawaii

  • Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island

  • Caribbean

  • Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Bahamas

  • South Pacific

  • Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea, Fiji

  • Bermuda

  • Las Vegas

  • Mexico

  • Cancun, Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos

  • Lake Tahoe

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