Your dream destination beach wedding doesn’t have to be thousands of miles away. It is possible to find a beautiful beach destination that is much closer to home while you say “I do” like a princess.
A destination beach wedding doesn’t have to take place thousands of miles from where you live. The further your wedding is from your friends and family, the fewer that will be able to come to the wedding. If you want a destination beach wedding but don’t want to see friends and family missing out because the wedding is too far away, choose a beach location that is closer to home, rather than in the tropics.
Surprisingly, beach destination weddings can be less expensive for you and your fiancé, but they place more of a financial burden on your friends and family. If the cost is too high, many friends and family members may not be able to attend your wedding. This is why keeping the costs down for your loved ones means the possibility of having higher attendance on your big day.
One of the best ways to save money for your guests is to choose a domestic beach destination. Guests won’t have to pay as much in airfare if the beach destination is in the US rather than a foreign country. If you choose a beach destination that is not too far from home, some of the guests may even be able to drive, avoiding the costs of airfare all together.
Guests also won’t have to go through the trouble of applying and paying for a passport if they don’t already have one. It can take several months for the passport application to process, and the fees associated with getting one (especially at the last minute) can be pretty hefty.
There are so many wonderful beach locations in the US. You can choose a beach that is close to home, or opt to go to the sunny beaches in Florida, California, Hawaii, or any other coastal state. Skip a foreign tropical beach and grab some warmth and sunshine locally, instead. Even if you are torn on the idea, it is worth considering the possibility of staying close to home and saving money for everyone involved with a local destination beach wedding.