Five Things You Didn’t Know about Destination Weddings

October 30, 2015 - by Preeti

If you missed our last post on what to know about a destination wedding, check it out! We're back with another installment of what you didn't know about destination weddings. With the help of our Red Book Vendor Member Destination Weddings.com, we have the inside scoop for you.

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1. It’s not just about the beach

Close to 70% of destination weddings are held outdoors, but that doesn’t mean they are all beachside. When we think “destination wedding,” we think of palm trees and crashing waves.

While beaches are still popular wedding sites, some of the most unique weddings are held off the beaten path, whether in the mountains, at a historical locale or on a rooftop terrace overlooking the sea. Couples are excited about Irish castles, Tuscan vineyards and even the coast of Iceland to say “I Do.”

2. Destination weddings last three or more days

While close-to-home weddings are over when the guests start to trickle out, destination weddings tend to be more of an experience rather than an event. This is perfect for Indian weddings: multi day events tied into a destination. Now all your family and friends can take part in the sangeet, haldi, and mehndi!

3. Fabulous photography is key

Because destination weddings tend to be multi-day celebrations, you will want to have every moment documented. The idyllic landscape will lend itself to beautiful images, but that doesn't mean you should skip on professional photography. And for Indian destination weddings, you definitely don't want to go cheapo.

4. You can still honeymoon on a destination wedding

Just because you say “I do” away from home doesn’t mean you don’t get to have a honeymoon! The vast majority of couples who choose a destination wedding still have a honeymoon – whether it’s sticking around to explore their new favorite place or jet setting to the next spot on the travel agenda.

It’s much easier for these couples since they are already away, so think of a destination wedding as a “head start” to either a relaxing or exciting honeymoon. Skip the extra flights and annoying airport security and hit the beach, mountain, or glacier.

5. Destination weddings are easier than they seem...if you get a planner

Seriously, we're not joking. A lot of people think destination weddings is a giant headache that comes with planning a wedding from a distance. And you know what? If you plan a remote wedding without any help from a planner or specialist, it will be a terrible experience.

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The Hard Rock Hotel Riveria Maya, Mexico.

Save yourself the grief and find someone who knows the area. Hiring a mehndi artist or a dholi isn't as easy as googling, but with an expert, they do the researching, you do the choosing.

We'll be bringing you more installments of Indian destination wedding planning tips over the next months. From Hawaii to Iceland, we got you covered. Be sure to check out DestinationWeddings.com profile on the Red Book.

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