5 Reasons You Should Consider a Destination Wedding


  1. My husband and I also had a destination wedding. Granted, our destination was only a couple of states away, but it saved us thousands $$$. It was very private because my hubby is not one who likes to be the center of attention. We had a guest list of 30 people, we skipped the whole bridesmaids and groomsmen thing, and all of our guests were honored to be invited due to it being so private. We actually managed to get a photo of us with all of our guests in a group and the photographer didn’t have to back up a hundred feet to the point where you can’t make out who is who. I am definitely all for destination weddings. Great post!

    • I love the intimacy of your wedding. 30 people is a wonderful amount. I once went to a wedding in Mexico with about 30 guests and we had an absolute ball! I only new about 6 people who attended and by the end many new friendships were born.
      Thanks for sharing!
      Gem x

  2. Totally agree Gemma, my idea of nightmare wedding would be inviting distant relatives that you never see whereas wedding abroad would be your nearest and dearest & best friends & those who care enough to travel. Greece would be my destination of choice ! xxx

    • Oh the wedding guest list nightmare. It is such a struggle. Perhaps I should write a piece about that. No matter how hard you try, you simply can not please everyone.
      I am still agonizing over this issue.
      And Greece! What a dream that would be. It is definitely on my bucket list of places to visit.
      Gem x

  3. My fiancé and I live as expats in Vietnam, and that’s where we’ll be married in 82 days! Our town, Hoi An, looks like it’s straight out of a beautiful picture book. We already have 45 guests from overseas, so excited about celebrating our wedding and having a holiday. It’s not a destination wedding for us, but our home is the destination for all our family and friends from home. We’ve got a full wedding week of fun planned, which we could never afford back in our home countries. Plus, it’s so cheap! Tailor made wardrobe, designed by me and made very cheaply by local artists and designers. Roses cost 20c each here. Beer is 50c. What a great opportunity to forget the budgeting woes of the western world, and provide an amazing experience for our loved ones and an unforgettable celebration of our love.

    • Amen to that Hannah!
      No doubt your wedding will be absolutely beautiful. I can’t believe roses are 20 cents?!?! That’s insane.
      I hope your wedding is bursting at the seams with flowers.
      I bet your loved ones will fall madly in love with Vietnam. And you get to build those memories with them.
      Wishing you so much happiness!
      Love Gemma xo

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