Most brides who desire a destination beach wedding can handle being away from home for a week or two to have a fabulous, unforgettable wedding day. But what about brides who want to include all of their loved ones?
A destination beach wedding is one of the most exciting types of weddings a bride can have, and many brides would jump on the chance to have one if finances weren’t an issue. In many cases, destination beach weddings can be very affordable—much more so than many brides think—but then the issue of guests gets thrown into the mix so they pass on the idea of one. Next to money, the next contributing factor that often comes into play when brides opt against a destination beach wedding is not being able to have as many family or friends attend.
Many brides love the idea of having an exciting, romantic getaway-style wedding, but instantly become homesick when they realize they want to have a ceremony that they can share with all of their loved ones back home, right in their hometown. Thankfully, there are options for brides who struggle with this. If you are a bride-to-be who finds herself dealing with this dilemma, consider the following options.
Marry Locally: You can still have a destination beach wedding just a few short hours from your home. Choose a nice lakefront, seashore, or beach spot, and enjoy the perk of having as many family members or friends attend as you’d like.
Help Fund Traveling Expenses: You may not be able to help pay for traveling expenses for many guests, but you can save up ahead of time and plan ahead by making a list of a small handful of guests that you want at your wedding, such as immediate family members or your most intimate friends.
Have Two Ceremonies: You don’t have to spend a fortune for two large scale ceremonies, but you can have one main ceremony with all of your friends and family in your hometown, and then have a small, intimate destination beach wedding ceremony at your location of choice. The destination beach ceremony can be just for you and your partner, but you can still dress up, take pictures, have a cake made, etc. Even better, you can kill two birds with one stone by choosing a location that you would like to go to for your honeymoon.
Have the destination beach wedding of your dreams while enjoying the comfort of your hometown and the attendance of your friends and family members by considering any of these destination beach wedding ideas.