Congratulations! If you’ve made it this far, you might be a little bit curious about a Destination Wedding. You might already know that it’s a unique, exciting and memorable way to celebrate your upcoming marriage with family and friends.
Nearly 24% of engaged couples opt for a destination wedding, a number that has increased significantly since 2011 (Source: Real Weddings Study).
Why are so many couples curious about all-inclusive resort weddings? Who can blame them! A resort wedding is:
The most popular reason for choosing a destination wedding is wanting to stand out from the crowd. In the same Real Weddings Study, over 66% of international destination wedding couples opted to do so because they wanted a special, fun or exotic locale.
The second most popular reason for a destination wedding is to create a casual, more intimate and meaningful gathering with close friends and family.
“The idea of having a destination wedding is growing among our brides, and it goes hand in hand with the fact that most people no longer live where they grew up. When family is spread all over the country, a destination wedding is the perfect way to bring everyone together.”
— Carley Roney, Co-Founder of XO Group Inc, which publishes The Knot
Like anything in life, a destination wedding can be as simple or as complex as you desire. In addition to a wedding, you’re also planning a group vacation. Those are two giant undertakings, rolled into one fun-filled event.
The average destination wedding has 86 guests, with the average guest staying 4 nights. The most popular destinations for an all-inclusive resort wedding are the Caribbean (39%) and Mexico (24%). These are destinations that your guests want to visit… you can help them by giving them a pre-planned vacation!
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As an award-winning boutique travel agency, Alpaca Your Bags Travel is the fun, off-beat, tech-savvy alternative travel agency modern couples trust with their destination weddings and celebrations. We’ve got your back, so you can breathe easy and enjoy your day in paradise.
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