Honeymoon And Wedding All In One?

February 9, 2009 by  
Filed under Wedding Ideas

There is an increasingly large market these days for wedding locations that also provide the venue for the honeymoon. To be slightly more specific, many people are now taking the choice to get married in another country, allowing themselves a choice of settings that can be visually breathtaking, if not entirely traditional. There are many people who, when someone raises this concept, think immediately of the celebrity weddings that have taken place on beaches where things sometimes get a bit out of hand. This does not tell the full story at all.


Certainly it could be argued that there is a touch of cynicism in combining the words “tourist” and/or “market” with the word “wedding”. And yet many places have developed a reputation as destinations for whole wedding parties rather than just the honeymoon. By widening the range of where you wish to hold your wedding, you can allow exciting settings such as castles, forests or just about anything you deem appropriate. As well as a geographical dimension, it can also enable you to include a historical element in your wedding.

A wedding and a honeymoon can be expensive.


As noted in a recent article on “Popsugar”:

Weddings are expensive. Honeymoons are expensive. But amazingly, if you put the two together, you can actually save a lot of money. A destination wedding cuts out the need to suddenly pay more than it’s worth to feed and water the hundred or so people you will inevitably have on your list. We are having a party in our hometown of London upon our return, and even keeping the numbers down as much as we could, we’re looking at over 100 guests — once your cousins and friends start having kids, the numbers spiral out of control very quickly! Even though we both have good jobs, neither of us has been saving for years for a dream wedding. There is genuinely no way we would be able to have a more traditional wedding in London with all the people we want to invite. As it is, our party (which includes a BBQ meal and drinks) is looking like it’ll cost almost the same as the entire Antigua trip. But even so, by marrying abroad, we’ve managed to keep our budget significantly below the average cost of a UK wedding…

…via Why We Chose to Save Money by Having a Destination Wedding

Thinking more generally, it also means that the wedding photographs will be something to behold. In addition, you do not have far to go for the honeymoon. Finally, for couples who come from different places and live far from their families, the wedding can be at a neutral venue. It may not be one for the traditionalists, but it is a popular choice for an increasing number of people.

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