Did you get engaged over the Christmas holiday? Congratulations! Christmas has long been known as “engagement season” as it’s generally a time when family gathers together so, what better time to propose and share the occasion with family (and friends).
Your head is likely spinning with all sorts of exciting things to come! And with good reason because, after your proposal and when things settle down a bit, your next step will be to start thinking about a date and venue to tie the knot with your sweetheart! There are so many options to consider and, they cover the spectrum when it comes to cost.
If you’re trying to stay on a budget, a beach wedding might be something to consider. All the better if you live within driving distance of a coastal area. I attended a beautiful beach wedding at Edisto Beach in South Carolina this past June! My long-time friend (since age 13), Connie, married her fiancé in a small ceremony under a public pavilion right on the beach. They were surrounded by family and close friends who came to watch them exchange their vows at high noon. Dress was beach-casual, with sundresses and sandals worn by the guests, and the bride looked stunning in a floral print sundress while the groom wore a pair of white linen slacks and a shirt that complimented the bride’s dress.
If you don’t live within driving distance of a beach or, if you prefer a destination wedding to a more tropical location, Sandals Resorts has a Free Wedding Package if you stay at any of their all-inclusive resorts for a minimum of three nights! What a romantic setting to exchange your vows and, roll your honeymoon all into one with your wedding day! This can be very cost effective and, can be tailored to your budget basing it on how long you want to stay and, how many guests you want to invite, etc.
When thinking about a destination wedding, another great value is getting married at sea while on a cruise ship! Like a destination beach wedding, a cruise also combines your wedding and honeymoon…and what better way to do so than with a ceremony on the high seas. This too can be tailored for any budget as cruises can vary in length and ports of departure, ports of call, etc. The only thing to consider here is, if neither of you have cruised before, it MAY be risky to make your first cruise be your wedding (or honeymoon) cruise. People who cruise either really love cruising or hate it…there’s usually not much in between. I absolutely love cruising and find it to be one of the best vacation values out there BUT, it’s a big gamble with one of the most important days of your life, if you’ve never cruised before and don’t know whether it’s for you or not!
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Again, Congratulations on your engagement and, Happy Wedding Planning!