Frequent question: How long should a destination wedding be?

The more time, the better: nine to 12 months is ideal and provides guests ample time to schedule travel plans and time off from work.

How long is a destination wedding?

Destination weddings allow couples to extend their celebration from four hours to four days (or however long you see fit), while creating a lifetime of memories with their close friends and family.

How much time should you give guests for a destination wedding?

Send the Invites Sooner

And those save-the-dates? Plan on sending them a minimum of six months in advance, and up to eight months before the big day. This will give your guests plenty of time to compare flight options, make arrangements at work, and plan an extended trip before or after your wedding if they so desire.

Is it OK to have a reception after a destination wedding?

Many of today’s brides are opting for a destination wedding (DW) with close family and friends and then having an AHR (At-Home Reception) for their extended families and friends once they return. The AHR can occur weeks or months after the ceremonial part has concluded.

What percentage of people go to a destination wedding?

For destination weddings, the percentage of guests that will attend will vary significantly. We have found that between 35% and 75% of those invited will typically show up for a ceremony or reception.

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Is 6 months too early to send wedding invites?

It’s OK to send your save the date cards out 6 -12 months before. However, if you send your invites as much as 4-6 months early, you risk them getting lost or your guests actually forgetting the date as it’s so far off in the future.

What is a good budget for a destination wedding?

The total cost of a destination wedding varies. Prices depend on location, the number of days, the number of events, the U.S. dollar to local currency exchange rate, the time of year, the number of guests, and more. That said, the average estimated baseline cost of a destination wedding hovers around $35,000.

Are you obligated to go to a destination wedding?

Most of the time, it’s that easy: “Destination weddings require travel, which requires both money and time. … Attending a wedding isn’t a requirement or obligation. If you do want to attend and you can, then you’ll attend. And if don’t want to attend — for one reason or another — or you can’t, then you won’t.”

Are destination weddings worth it?

“Destination weddings are a great choice for couples that are more laid-back with their wedding planning, as they often won’t get to see the venue or destination before their wedding, or meet all of their vendors in person prior to the celebration,” she told Business Insider.

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