Every year, with the holidays comes the engagement season. The first few months of the year always see a peek in the number of proposals, and once the excitement has dropped a bit (or not!) couples start pondering about the specifics, like deciding on a date, a place, the scale of their special event, and of course, overall costs of a wedding.
If you are questioning the possibility of having a destination wedding vs a traditional hometown wedding, you’re not alone. Find out why more couples switch to destination weddings nowadays.
1. You Do Not Want To Feed 200+ People At Your Wedding
If you want to get married privately then a destination wedding is perfect for you. Getting married afar from home – say in the Islands of Tahiti – where only your closest friends and relatives will join you will definitely get you the privacy you desire. Extended family or your parents’ relatives will understand why they did not make it to the guests’ list, and you can always throw a home party when you return, without having to worry about the venue-music-chairs-tables-food-décor-centerpieces-flowers-favors-et-cetera. All those are so much easier to plan in a smaller scale, whether it’s just you, or you and your close family, or even 30-40 people.
2. You Did Not Have A Vacation In A Long Time
… and let’s be honest, the cost of a traditional wedding might just turn this situation to one that lasts. Honeymooning in your wedding locale is a great way to explore the area even more – and what better destination for getting married and honeymooning (a wedding-moon!) than the Islands of Tahiti? Most of my couples choose to marry in Moorea, Tahiti’s sister island, and then to fly to Bora Bora for their honeymoon! That’s two trips in one.
3. You Do Not Want To Turn Into Bridezilla | Groomzilla-You
Destination weddings get you away from the insanity that usually results from wedding planning pressure, and the tendency from people around you to give unsolicited advices until you get lost in a trillion ideas and discover the Bridezilla | Groomzilla-you. Trust me, you do not want to be that person.
4. You Want To Elope… And Not To Vegas
Gone are the days when eloping meant traveling long distances (and not-so-long) to marry in a Elvis-themed chapel in Vegas. Now “eloping” means traveling anywhere to have a much more inclusive, plan-able, and personalize-able wedding. Tahiti destination weddings or elopements offer a wide array of island choices (well, actually 118 islands) among them are Moorea, Bora Bora, Rangiroa, Taha’a and more.
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For smaller parties I have an elopement special that includes the planning of your ceremony + dinner locations, catering, music, flowers & décor, beauty and photography services, at a very preferential price. Contact me to learn more!
Photo Credit : Helene Havard