Some see resort destination weddings as the perfect answer to all their nuptial needs. Resorts are immaculate, providing a beautiful setting for the ceremony, reception and honeymoon. No need to travel to a separate location from the ceremony to the reception, and the catering is all taken care of. After the festivities, guests can simply go to their rooms or enjoy the amenities of the resort. No need to travel for the honeymoon either, because you are already there. Everything. All in one convenient location.
An alternative route to a resort wedding that many brides wished they had gone is to hire a company to organize your wedding at a local beach. This is a more affordable option, and you have more say in the catering and decor. Perfect Florida Beach Wedding can tailor your beach wedding to your specifications at an affordable rate.
Many who have booked as resort destination wedding become disappointed and disenchanted with their decision and discover that it’s not all rainbows and sunshine. Ironically, what people find ideal about resort destination weddings end up being drawbacks.
Where Is Everyone?
The top complaint to guests attending resort destination weddings is the cost. Unless you plan on paying for your guests’ travel expenses and hotel stay, you can expect a small turn out. Many people will not be able to make it because they just can’t afford to.
Of the few guests that are able to make it will be your parents and in-laws. The convenience of not having to go anywhere, gets eclipsed by the fact that your family will be constantly around. While this doesn’t sound like a drawback, think about it. You’re relaxing in the hot tub getting some PDA time in with your spouse, when out of no where, “YooHoo! Fancy seeing you here! Did you all do the hanky-panky last night?” Followed by profuse giggling from the older set. You won’t have a whole lot of privacy.
Passports & Paperwork
If you book your resort destination wedding outside the U.S., you and your guests will have to arrange for passports. The traditional passport book costs $110, plus $25 execution fee. If it’s your first passport, you must apply in person. Standard processing time takes 6 weeks, although some have reported it taking as long as 6 months.
Also, some countries have different requirements for a legal marriage. Civil ceremonies are recognized as marriage in some foreign countries, but a religious ceremony alone is not accepted in the U.S.
Suffice to say, there are certainly a few cons to booking a resort destination wedding. Think about the alternative route and hire a company to organize your wedding at a local beach. It will be more affordable and you’ll be happier with the end result. Perfect Florida Beach Wedding can tailor your beach wedding to your specifications at an affordable rate. Call us today at (813) 852 – 2795, or contact us online to discuss your plans.