11 Things You Need To Consider Before You Opt For A Destination Wedding

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11 Things You Need To Consider Before You Opt For A Destination Wedding

Even the idea of planning a destination wedding requires a lot of effort and planning in time. From thinking of a perfect location, to the number of guests and the type of outfits you are going to wear; there is so much to look after.

But, how do you decide whether a destination wedding is really the right thing for you? What if you had something else in mind but get really disappointed by the arrangements? Well, don’t worry! We bring to you some logical reasoning you should do with yourself, before deciding the same. Here you go.

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#1. Are you ready to bear the heavy expenditure?

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Destination weddings cost a lot of money; whether done in India or abroad. You need to book a hotel, not only for yourselves but for your family and friends too. Then, there’s the air or rail fair. The vendors at popular and famous destinations are also very expensive. So, do you really want to spend all that money on your wedding or use it on your honeymoon, your dream house, a new car or maybe something else?

#2. You will get rather unusual or late gifts

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People might not want to carry big gifts with them, while they travel and so might give you your wedding gifts when you are back from the wedding. Or, if you are having a beach wedding, someone might want to gift you exclusive beach wear which might not be so useful later on. Are you okay with all of this or prefer cash or practical and useful gifts?

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#3. How far is the destination that you are thinking of?

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Because that will determine how much you will need to pay for the travel and all the other other expenses. Also, some destinations have become very popular for holding weddings and so the vendors and planners there, charge huge amounts of money for all the arrangements.

#4. Will it be easy to find and coordinate with the vendors?

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Again, coordinating with vendors and knowing their whereabouts is easier when you are in your hometown. You might even happen to be aware of a few of them, courtesy some other weddings which they may have planned (your cousin’s or friend’s maybe). But out of station, that might not be the case and in a situation of crisis, you might find yourself stranded without any help.

#5. Is unusual wedding clothing something you are okay with for your wedding pictures?

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Mostly destination weddings are popular at beach resorts or heritage locations. A beach resort would require you to wear chic gowns, resort wear and maybe flip flops at your wedding functions. Will you be okay not wearing traditional wedding wear that you have dreamt of all your life?

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#6. Are you prepared for a weather crisis?

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You can never really predict the weather at islands that host beach weddings. What if there is a hailstorm or heavy thunderous pours, what if the rains ruin your pre-imagined vision? Back home, you would have probably booked a hall but you wouldn’t do that if you were at a beautiful destination, right?

#7. Will you be able to get sufficient leaves from your workplace?

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You will be having at least 4-5 functions that will include all your pre and post-wedding rituals along with the wedding, of course. Plus, you need to add some days for the travel and rest. And then, the offs you need for your honeymoon will also have to be considered. Will your boss spare you that many leaves? Think, think!

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#8. Your wedding will have to be a weekend one

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Because the guests you invite for the wedding might not get chhutti from their workplaces on weekdays. So, you will have to match your schedules to suit theirs and you can’t just decide on the dates according to just your own comfort.

#9. Are the pros higher than the cons?

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You need to sit down and make a list of the pros and cons. Yes, it will be a beautiful destination but what about the financial part of it? Yes, beachwear will make you look hot but you only get to be a bride and wear all that gorgeous, embellished bridal wear once in your life. Think about it!

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#10. Are you okay with getting tanned?

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If you are at a destination wedding, you will be spending a lot of time outdoors, be it for a poolside mehendi celebration, a sangeet function on the rooftop of a palace in Jodhpur, an evening cocktail on the beach in Goa and so on. So, you definitely will be getting a little tanned. Are you okay with that? You do know how much time it takes to de-tan, right?

#11. Is your idea of a wedding an intimate one or a big fat Indian affair?

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At a destination wedding, you ought to invite only a few of your close friends and relatives along with your family. Because of all the travel and lodging expenditures that you have to bear, you prefer it to be a close and intimate gathering. But, if you are a fan of a big fat gathering at your wedding and want everyone you know to be a part of it, you might want to save on all the extra expenditure of a destination wedding and use that money for the lavish wedding that you always wanted.

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Making this decision can be a tough one. After all, it is the most special day of your life and you want it to be like a fairytale. So, consider all of the above points, sit down with your fiancé and your family and make the call. You need to set your priorities straight and think of what you and your fiancé really want and then go for it!

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