Advantages of weddings abroad

Why destination weddings are a good idea

The 3 most important advantages are; more intimate, more time to enjoy your wedding, beautiful sunny outdoor wedding.
 
1) More intimate! 
You can invite anyone and whomever you want. 
Still, it's improbable that family and friends who you only see on weddings and funerals will attend.
Since - according to wedding etiquette - guests need to pay for their travel and accommodation expenses. 
As a result, only close family and friends will attend, making the wedding much more intimate and personal.
 
2) it's not all over in a few hours. 
Whereas a home country wedding is all over in just a few hours, a destination wedding usually is a 3-day event.
Often with a welcome dinner on day one, wedding on day 2, and possibly a group breakfast, brunch or excursion on day three. 
Guests decide individually if they want to arrive one or more days earlier, stay longer, and attend (and pay for) the extra activities or meals.
 
3) Beautiful, sunny outdoor wedding! 
Most destination weddings are celebrated in Southern countries, with a very high probability of a beautiful, sunny wedding day. 
The Spanish Costa Blanca is one of the top wedding destinations in Europe, with 300 days of sunshine per year, and a very mild climate with very little chance of rain during the wedding season ( April - October ).

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Destination weddings vs local weddings

I won't even begin to compare a destination wedding vs local weddings. They're so different.

If you're very traditional, then a local wedding is probably the best choice for you.

But if you're open-minded, then at the very least, you should consider a destination wedding.

In a local wedding, it's all over in one day, with a guest list that's probably much longer than you ever imagined. Still, some more distant friends or colleagues will be disappointed.

In a destination wedding, your guest list ( and subsequently wedding dinner and party budget ) will be significantly lower, and the experience will be more like a day-long highlight of a short break vacation.

At home, you'll probably just do a drink in a local pub for all your more distant family and friends.

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Are destination weddings selfish

Isn't a wedding about 2 persons wanting to celebrate their love and commitment in the presence of their family and friends?
If so, then, how can it be selfish?

Think about the many years to come, during which you should remember your dream wedding.
Whereas for your family and friends, it will only be one of the probably many weddings they've attended.

So, the answer to the question 'are destination weddings selfish' is a definite NO.

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Are destination weddings cheaper

The question 'are destination weddings cheaper' is one of the most frequently asked questions. The answer is actually not so complicated, but it depends, of course, amongst others, of the destination.

YES, for example in Spain, the cost of the wedding is undoubtedly much cheaper than in most other countries, and most likely even less expensive than a wedding in your home town.

YES, the total cost of the wedding will most likely also be a lot cheaper because on average destination weddings have a (much) shorter guest list.

NO, because there are travel and accommodation costs, but these are paid by the guests themselves.

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The best destination weddings

The best destination weddings are the ones that ideally make the couples' wedding dream come true. It's as simple as that.

I can safely say that all 500 couples who have chosen Costa Blanca Events to plan their dream wedding in Spain have seen their wedding dream come true.

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Destination weddings and honeymoons

One of the advantages of weddings abroad is that bride and groom can remain on the destination to celebrate their honeymoon, without the necessity to travel any further. 
Extra travel expenses, and the stress of travelling so short after the marriage are avoided.
And of course, it's just great when the wedding and honeymoon are one, so that bride and groom can enjoy a romantic vacation once their guests have returned to their homes.
Spain is a big country to European standards and a lovely country with lots of places to visit.
There are so many sights to see, culture, history, but also these typical small villages that go back hundreds of years. 
And the food and wine are excellent too!
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Wedding holidays

Another significant advantage of destination weddings is that they are experienced as wedding holidays.

In a home town wedding, there is the everyday stress of work, children, household, etc.

That's all left behind when you leave for the airport to go to a destination wedding.

From the moment you close the door behind you until you return home, there is this wedding vacation ambience, which makes such a vast difference.

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Destination wedding ideas

How can I even begin to share our ideas and experience with couples who are considering a destination wedding?
To be honest, I can't.
At least not as long as I haven't listened to the dreams, wishes, ideas and preferences of the wedding couple.
Then we can brainstorm, look at venues, decorations, share thoughts and ideas to step-by-step start creating a dream wedding for them.

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