Destination Wedding Vs. Traditional Wedding

by Joya Grillo

A destination wedding may be held in a tropical setting like the one shown above.   

A destination wedding may be held in a tropical setting like the one shown above.

 

Your wedding day! A day that many women dream about. One of the most important decisions in planning this day is choosing the perfect location. There are two different types of weddings, a destination wedding and a traditional wedding. A destination wedding is typically 100 miles or more from the couple's hometown, as opposed to a traditional wedding which is close to where the couple lives.  Some popular locations for destination weddings include Mexico, Jamaica, Hawaii, and The Bahamas. Some pros and cons of each type of wedding are included below.

A traditional wedding may be held in a church like the one shown above. 

A traditional wedding may be held in a church like the one shown above. 

Pros of a Traditional Wedding:

*The closeness in venue allows more guests to attend the wedding.

*You will receive more gifts due to the higher attendance of guests.

*You will be able to plan out your special day in greater detail.

Cons of a Traditional Wedding:

*The overall costs are twice the amount of a destination wedding.

*A traditional wedding may bring on extra stress for the bride and groom in ensuring perfection on their day.

 

Pros of a Destination Wedding:

*Planning a Destination Wedding is Usually Cheaper than a Traditional Wedding Due to the Inclusive Packages that many resorts offer

*You will provide a relaxing travel opportunity to a for your guests to who attend.

*You will have a more intimate wedding with your closest loved ones in attendance. 

Cons of a Destination Wedding:

*Less guests will be able to attend due to the high travel costs.

*There may be legal issues in dealing with travel out of the country such as passports and visas

*There maybe issues trying to plan, "The Wedding of Your Dreams," in a foreign area.

Brittani Treadway