Hometown Wedding vs. Destination Wedding

When planning a wedding, one of the most important decisions you'll need to make early on is the location in which you will host the event. Do you want your special day to take place in your hometown, his hometown or another destination? There are pros and cons to both a hometown or destination wedding. Today's blog from our South Florida bridal boutique discusses some considerations to keep in mind when weighing your options.

1. The Guest List.

The first consideration you should have when choosing between a hometown wedding or a destination wedding is the guest list. If you want a big wedding with a couple hundred people in attendance, then a hometown wedding is going to be your best option. Destination weddings mean people have to travel, and that could easily deter people from attending. If you want a small, intimate gathering of just family and close friends, a destination wedding is great because then you have an excuse for not inviting as many people. Think about who you want to be there, and that will help you pick the best location for your special day.

2. The Expenses.

Many people feel like destination weddings are so much more expensive than hometown weddings. However, that's not always the case. Keep in mind that the bigger the guest list, the more expensive the reception will be. A hometown wedding is likely to have a lot more guests in attendance than a destination wedding. Sure, the destination wedding will incur travel expenses, but those costs can easily be made up by saving money on the reception. You also likely won't need as many decorations for a destination wedding, as the backdrop of a gorgeous ocean or snow covered mountains is decoration enough.

3. The Planning.

Many resorts in destinations such as the Caribbean offer all-inclusive wedding packages that include wedding planners, caterers, photographers and entertainment. Rather than hiring each of these separately, you can get it all at once. Not being familiar with local area and businesses could make it difficult to pin down good vendors. This is why a wedding planner is a crucial piece of the puzzle when it comes to destination weddings. Some larger resorts in the U.S. might offer wedding packages as well, but many venues are strictly a venue without all the extras. Planning a hometown wedding often results in much more work for the bride and groom. In either case, you'll want to consider having a wedding planner to take some of the stress off you.

Whether you're getting married here in Florida or in another country, Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches has your wedding fashion covered! From gorgeous, affordable wedding gowns to bridesmaids dresses, our selection of wedding attire is the best in South Florida. Make an appointment at our bridal salon in Royal Palm Beach today by calling 561-793-4633.

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