When having a destination wedding, you will want to make sure you Splurge on some areas of your destination wedding but spend less on other “not-as-important” parts. In this article, I'll break down the most important aspects that you SHOULD be spending more money on that will matter most. Maximize your budget now by reading this post!
Spend More On Your Wedding Decor:
Yes, most of your guests are going to be with you at your resort for at least two days before the ceremony, so even though they are already having a memorable time with you, you really want your ceremony, cocktail, & dinner decor to stand out!. Your guests are only a few feet away from centerpieces, tableware, flowers, and your other decorations, so you want them to be memorable. Anything that your family and friends can see up close, touch or feel, is worth going the extra mile for.
Spend More On Special Events
Another area you definitely want to splurge on, is any type of special event you are going to host at the resort venue: Maybe your own special welcome reception, complete with your own unique mixologist or specialty cocktail made exclusively for your wedding group. You may want to have a fire show put on for your group or your own special beach party. You may want to go on a special excursion to a historic sight, play a round of golf at a championship golf course, or do rum or tequila tasting! Whatever is unique to your group. You want it to be quality all the way to ensure that everyone in your group creates memories that will last a lifetime!
Spend More On Entertainment:
You definitely want to splurge on your top entertainment package for your reception. This was the main event, that everyone traveled to celebrate, and giving them rocking receptions will culminate your entire destination wedding on a high note! Make sure you can have input on the music list, and either you or your destination wedding designer should vet the DJs by looking at their reviews, and talking to the resort wedding coordinator, to make sure you book the dj you think will do the best job for your reception: Getting a lighted dance floor always adds a flash of fun and color to the mix, as well as having a firework show at the end of the night. The point is you want to send your family and friends home with a high from your wedding they won’t soon forget.
Spend More On Your Wedding Photographer
When you are getting married in a gorgeous tropical location, with powder white sand, turquoise blue water, and lush green palms, you want the beauty of your special day to come through in your photos. You’ll also want a photographer who is a true professional and knows how to capture those special moments throughout the day that others would miss: These photos represent one of the best days of your life and your photos should display that.
Since there are countless factors when determining what to splurge on and what not to splurge on for your destination wedding, I hope these suggestions have given you some clarity and direction when it comes to setting a budget for your destination wedding!
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