In this episode of the Bridechilla Podcast, I get us all jealous for sunshine and sand as I talk weddings and honeymoons in tropical destinations with returning guests, Megan and Rebecca from desitnationweddings.com.
This interview is a great resource for anyone who is considering getting hitched (or honeymooning) somewhere gorgeous and perhaps remote.
Taking off and getting married at a new destination... somewhere you haven't necessarily travelled to before is becoming increasingly popular and surprisingly, heading overseas or to a far away destination could actually save you a bunch of money.
It's not all cookie cutter options, personalisation with packages is super easy and I was surprised to find in the interview, that destination weddings are still very family-friendly with 88% of the weddings booked via destinationweddings.com include children.
We decide in this interview that destinationweddings.com new tag line should be...
Planning a wedding away from home can be a great way to potentially ditch guests who are coming for the free booze and canapés!
I think we all know some of those potential guests but you will find out very quickly that the people who are willing to travel to be there really want to be there to celebrate with you.
Wedding tech to help make your destination wedding a breeze
We also share some of our favourite wedding apps to get acquainted with before you take off as well as creating your own geo filters, custom hashtags and other ways that your friends and family can get involved before they leave home.
Couples are finding new ways to integrate technology in their destination wedding as they take advantage of things like 3D printing anything from cake toppers to the rings themselves.
If you are considering planning a destination wedding, you might be surprised at how cost-friendly an option it is. When couples take their wedding on the road, they can uncover savings throughout many points in the planning process. Even those who aren’t necessarily seeking to trim expenses will find that they have extra room in their budget for upgrades and add-ons to enhance their experience. The Knot reports that the average at-home fête prices out at over $32,000 whereas the average cost for our customers has remained under $10,000 for over a decade.
All that and a lot, lot more on the Bridechilla Podcast, the #1 wedding planning podcast!
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