Who says a rugged desert landscape can’t be the stage for a dream wedding destination? Look at this happy couple getting married in the magical Nevada Desert close to Las Vegas.
A Wedding Far Away
If private elopement is not your kind of thing, you might want to join thousands of couples who plan destination weddings to make their special day memorable. A destination wedding is actually a great way to save some money as it allows you to combine your wedding ceremony and reception in one place. It is also typically a small gathering where you can invite close family members and friends to fly with you and your spouse-to-be to enjoy a unique and memorable ceremony of oneness in another place. Not sure where to start with your wedding plans? Take a look at these destination wedding trends to get some ideas how you can get started with your own.
Latest Destination Wedding Trends
When it comes to the latest destination trends, it appears that most couples prefer to focus on their personalities coupled with some traditional and contemporary elements. However, extreme romance is still there and extravagance is kept at a minimum to ensure that guests feel comfortable.
- Fabrics make the difference. In order to add a flare of vibrancy and festivity to the wedding, many couples choose to decorate their wedding venues with layers of fabrics. This allow for better use of open spaces such as beach fronts and is also seen as a cost effective solution compared to shipping flowers to decorate the whole venue.
- Exclusive resorts. When it comes to reception venues, many couples opt for secluded areas that can only be reached by boat. The seclusion of the place adds to the romantic vibe of the whole event and also lends a sense of exclusivity.
- Hiring local musicians. In order to capture the complete essence of their wedding’s destination, many couples choose to hire local musicians to play live in their wedding ceremony. This is actually a great thing to do as it helps set the tone of the ceremony itself.
- Group adventures. Rather than confining their guests in their assigned rooms, many couples who chose to have a destination wedding also set up adventure activities that they can enjoy with their friends and families. For instance, those who have their wedding on a beach also schedule an hour or two of water-based activity like a surfing lesson or diving lessons for their guests. Some even go on a canoe trip, trekking or cycling.
- Same color, different shade. As mentioned earlier, personal style overshadows tradition in current destination weddings. Hence, instead of letting their bridesmaids don the same length and color of frocks, some brides allow their bridesmaids to choose their own dress style and shade, as long as they are from a pre-selected palette.
Article by Robert Kirk who works for Frox of Falkirk, a Scottish based company who specialize in mother of the bride outfits.