According to a recent survey by The Knot of 13,000 brides and grooms in the U.S., the national average cost of a wedding has grown to $35,329 as of 2016, not including the honeymoon! How does this compare to the cost of a destination wedding? We have found with brides and grooms we work with that, on average, they are spending less than $10,000 on their wedding, which also includes their honeymoon.
Of course, there are many factors that play into the overall cost:
-Room type reserved at the resort
-Number of nights
-Number of guests
-Number of "extras" chosen to include for the wedding ceremony and/or reception
-Additional activities and/or tours booked during their stay
-Spa and/or salon treatments booked for the wedding day
-Honeymoon at the same resort/location or move to a different resort or location
These are just a few examples of things to consider when looking at the overall cost of a destination wedding. But, what brides and grooms are finding is that they have the opportunity to drastically reduce their overall budget for the wedding and honeymoon combined while creating a unique experience for themselves and their wedding guests.
I have worked with brides and grooms who have planned an intimate wedding ceremony at an adults-only resort for just the two of them as well as brides and grooms who have planned for a multiple room destination wedding group that includes family and friends. There are different options for planning a destination wedding and my job is to help you figure out the right option for you! If you are interested in learning more about planning a destination wedding, feel free to contact me today to get started!
Photo Credit: Dreams Resorts