Which Do You Prefer? Traditional Home Wedding or Destination Wedding?

February 23, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

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Planning for your big day? Still undecided if you want a Traditional Home Wedding or Destination Wedding. I have a breakdown on the price point of both Home and Destination wedding for you. 

When it comes to weddings, you are no doubt going to have to consider venues of various types. For most people, this becomes a point of contention. Some people want to go with the destination wedding, a magical experience that is away from home and a very intimate wedding where only family and close friends are invited. Others want to stick close to home so that family, friends, and visitors can join the blessed ceremony with ease. There are pros and cons that come alongside with all wedding planning, especially when you start to look at the budget needed to fund either option. Regardless of which you choose, take a look at a few points of interest in regards to the financial element of these two options. 

 

Getting Away To a New Destination

The first option that you are going to want to look at is the destination solution. This means that you will take the wedding party, and anyone else you want to join you and literally go somewhere else to get married. Whether you choose a different state, country, or any idea you may have, you'll find that this could be economical, right?  Well, it all depends on who's going to pay for the people that will join you. 

The positives here are simple, you will find an exotic chapel, will be in a romantic arena, and will have only our closest of friends and family with you. However, you're going to find that the cost can exponentially grow depending on a few factors.

Flight and Accommodations. This is the first big issue, and it's beyond bride and groom. What about the groomsmen? Bridesmaids? Who's paying for them?

Venues. Venues will still cost you even if the currency rates are below the USD. Are you shouldering everybody's stay in the hotel?

Food. Are you paying for everybody's breakfast , lunch and dinner while they are at the hotel?

Photographer and Videographer. Who's going to take the photographs and take video of the ceremony? Are you going to fly them in? Are you going to hire somebody at your destination wedding? Not knowing anybody  at the location will be a problem. Photographers are the most important vendor in your wedding. So having them flown in can hurt your budget.

These factors are just some of the things that can end up costing you a great deal when you think of destination weddings. It's also just the beginning in regards to expenses.

 

Staying Put With Traditional Wedding Options

Looking at the other end of the spectrum, consider staying home. This may seem like an economic staple, but you're going to find that things can easily get out of hand here too. Some analysts have stated that the average wedding could cost upwards of $20,000.

The positives here can be simple as well, with local venues, lower costs for travel, and no need to pay for accommodations, airfare, family members and more You won't have to pay nearly as much in travel, but things can get out of hand in this arena as well.

There are several factors that you'll need to consider when going with the traditional wedding solution.

Venue. The venue could end up costing you quite a bit, especially if you want a traditional chapel.

Reception. The reception could cost you as much as several thousand dollars, and that's just for decorations, tables and food. 

Cake. The wedding cake can end up costing quite a bit, especially if you're going to have to get a big one to feed a lot of guests.

Which is better?

Ok, there are ups and downs to every wedding plan you can think about. Which is going to be cheaper in regards to venue and locations? That's truly up to you. These are ways to make a wedding a bit more manageable financially. It starts with focusing on simplicity. Focus on the notion of simplicity and you could very well drive the price down. One big advise I can give is prepare for this big day way ahead of time. Do not use your credit card to pay for your dream wedding. You want peace of mind after the wedding because you are starting a fabulous family with your future husband or wife. If there's one necessary expense, however, it's in regards to wedding photography. That's where you don't want to skimp, as you want to preserve memories forever. So you can share your happiest days of your life to your kids, grandkids and grand-grandkids. 

 

 

 


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