You, Me, and the Sea: The Benefits of Destination Weddings

At first glance, a destination wedding may seem indulgent or even frivolous. It may also seem untraditional and difficult to plan. However, there is something to be said about these types of weddings that are rising in popularity. Destination weddings have many benefits over the traditional hometown wedding. Check out these pros of a destination wedding that you may have not even considered.


If the thought of wedding details and planning makes your head spin, a destination wedding may be for you. Many brides do not stop to consider how simple a destination wedding may be when compared to a traditional wedding. Although you are orchestrating a potentially big event far from home, many popular wedding destinations have pre-designed wedding packages to take advantage of. These packages are put together by professional wedding planners and include everything you need to make your wedding perfect and beautiful. You and your groom simply choose a few of the details such as cake flavors and flower types. If you would like to be involved in more of the planning of your destination wedding, there are opportunities to do so as well. The bride and groom are in the driver’s seat when it comes to how much planning they want to be involved in.

Less Expensive

Oftentimes, a destination wedding can be more affordable than a hometown wedding. Although it may not make much sense, couples can save thousands of dollars by saying “I do” away from home. Since guests pay for their own transportation and accommodations, the couple only needs to pay for their own. Many couples may choose to whittle down their guests list and not feel obligated to invite as many people when having a destination wedding. In addition, the couple can often get special deals and discounts from their wedding venue or hotel for booking a certain number of rooms or for extending their stay for the honeymoon. Destination wedding packages also help couples save money.


Everyone knows how stressful weddings can be. The bride and groom can be exposed to additional drama and confusion by well-meaning friends and family. Taking everyone out of their normal environment and putting them in an inherently relaxing location can help remove some of the stress and drama from the big day. It can also have the potential to leave some potentially problematic guests at home. Generally, with destination weddings, the planning and preparing will be done by the event location staff, taking a lot of weight off the shoulders of the bride, groom, and the wedding party. This gives more time and opportunity for relaxation and enjoyment of the wedding and the days leading up to it. Additionally, the bride and groom do not have to feel like they need to entertain everyone leading up to the wedding. Guests can be left on their own to explore and relax during their mini-vacation.

With so many benefits and options, it is no wonder that more and more couples are choosing destination weddings. Many couples find it hard to say no to less stress, more relaxation, and more wiggle room in their budget offered by a destination wedding. Contact Lover’s Key  Beach Weddings to find out about about their picture perfect venue and comprehensive services.

Lover’s Key Weddings


8700 Estero Blvd,
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

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