Congratulations on your engagement! For many couples, they are so excited to get married and make it official, but the thoughts of planning a wedding with their busy schedules, family drama or budget concerns is enough to keep them up at night and threatens to steal their joy. So for many couples, considering a destination wedding is a perfect solution. A destination wedding by definition is a wedding that is held at least 200 miles from the couples home. Destination weddings are a very popular option for second marriages because they have already gone through the drama of having a wedding at home.
According to TheKnot.com some interesting destination wedding facts:
- One out of four weddings is considered a destination wedding.
- The top three destinations in the USA are Florida, California and Nevada (Las Vegas is the leader in this category hosting on average of 100,000 weddings per year- and New York City is the most expensive) – although destinations like Nashville and New Orleans are gaining in popularity.
- The top three most popular locations for destination weddings outside the continental USA are Caribbean (Jamaica is the most popular), Mexico and Hawaii – a smaller portion choose more exotic destinations like Italy and the South Pacific.
- 30% of all couples that have a destination wedding will have a party back home after the wedding to share with those that couldn’t travel to the destination and show a video of the ceremony.
- Half of all destination weddings are planned with the help of a wedding planner, many of the all inclusive resorts have their own wedding team to plan every detail.
- The average cost of a destination wedding outside the continental US is $404 per person, but many resorts include the wedding within the couples resort stay.
- Most hotels will work with the couple to create a guest room block offering discounts based upon how many rooms the group needs to confirm.
- The most popular climate for destination weddings is a warm, sunny beach location, while there is a growing number of people looking for adventure weddings, ski resort weddings and vineyard weddings.
- For many brides, planning a destination wedding is like having a part-time job, especially the last three months leading up to the wedding the average bride spends about 11 hours per week on wedding related activities.
- The average number of guests at a destination wedding is 86, as opposed to the average number of guests at a traditional wedding at home is 141.
I have been planning destination weddings for my clients for over 20 years and I would love to save you time, money and stress by helping you plan your wedding.
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