- Virginia Wedding Blog
When your goal is to create a wedding experience that’s unique and adventurous, few things compare to a destination wedding. Imagine combining both a vacation and the biggest day of your life all into one. Sounds amazing, right?
So why don’t more couples choose a destination wedding for their ceremony? It usually comes down to two fears and misconceptions:
1) Destination weddings are really expensive.
2) Planning a wedding in some far off place is stressful and not worth the hassle.
We here at Planet DJ Productions have a unique experience planning destination weddings for clients throughout the DC Metro area. With our experience we’ve discovered that these fears people have involving planning a wedding far from home are typically unfounded. Here’s what we mean.
The most prevalent fear that keeps folks from planning the wedding of their dreams is the cost. But time and time again we discover that many of our clients spend less on a destination wedding than they would at a traditional, at-home wedding. Why is this?
This is for a number of reasons. Firstly, if you plan your wedding somewhere in the Caribbean, for example, your guest list will likely shrink in size.
Secondly, many resorts in such tropical locations as Cancun, Puerto Rico and Riviera Maya offer unique, cost-savings packages for wedding parties. With our experience planning weddings in warmer climates, we know how to find these budget-friendly destinations for our clients. In fact, we have working relationships with many resorts (and vendors); these relationships typically translate into savings for our clients.
Thirdly, we tend to see many couples plan a wedding for the same location as their honeymoon. In essence, you’re combining two big events into one, saving you money and time (your honeymoon can start the minute you say “I do”).
We’ve heard people say they assume planning a destination wedding must be like walking around blindfolded. You have to choose your venue, caterer, vendors and more without actually getting to meet the people who’ll be offering these services.
Wedding planning is stressful enough when your wedding will be in the same town where you live. Imagine if your ceremony will be thousands of miles away. Of course it makes sense that this distance would cause added stress in the months leading up to your wedding.
Except, it doesn’t have to.
Firstly, you’ll discover that certain resorts and venues are well equipped to work remotely with couples. Secondly, when you work with Planet DJ Productions, you’ll never have to worry about the entertainment and music. Whether you choose a DJ, live band, MCs/party motivators, dancers, or, all of the above, you can rest assured that we’ll do everything we can to make this destination wedding planning stress free for you.
In fact, because we have so much experience with destination weddings, we’ll work with you in ensuring all other aspects of your ceremony (from catering to photography, lighting, venue location and more) are taken care of.
One of the concerns couples have when it comes to destination weddings is that their big day won’t feel as intimate or family-oriented as a traditional wedding would. But on the contrary, destination weddings tend to become a more intimate affair, because chances are your only guests will be your closest friends and family.
And with Planet DJ Productions in your corner, we’ll make sure we add every personal touch possible to make your destination wedding everything you have ever dreamed it would be.
While Planet DJ Productions is well known throughout the D.C. area for providing unmatched entertainment services, we also have a team of dedicated wedding planners with a specialization in destination weddings. Let us help you line up vendors, schedule travel arrangements, and prepare for your honeymoon. All you have to do is show up on the big day.
Remember, your dream wedding doesn’t have to cost a ton of money; it doesn’t have to be the source of unneeded stress. Contact Planet DJ Productions today to learn how we can help you turn your dream destination wedding into a reality.