I recently read an article in the LA Times stating that the number of brides and grooms choosing to have their wedding away from home was on the rise. There are a number of reasons for this change in attitude by couples. It is often hard for a couple to limit the number of guests invited to a hometown wedding. Not so with a destination wedding. Many guest who would attend a wedding at home will not travel for the same wedding. Couples are finding that the atmosphere is more relaxed and they are able to enjoy more time with their guests. Another factor is that the destination wedding is often much less expensive than the hometown wedding. The bride and groom can choose either to pay for their guests travel or have the guests pay their own way. Mexico, Hawaii and the Caribbean are still the top destination choices for weddings.
As a professional travel agent specializing in Mexico and romantic travel, I find that my clients who choose destination weddings are enjoying the romance of it all. Exotic locations with beach side nuptials and day trips or excursions for the pre-wedding parties are all the more reason to choose a destination wedding. The couples are traveling with their guests several days prior to the wedding and staying up to a week after the guests leave to experience the pleasure of their honeymoon in the same beautiful location. All in all, it is no wonder couples are choosing to say their vows away from home. I have wedding requirements for the various destinations as each country is different. Let me know if you would like me to send you information on requirements.