They are a great idea if you want the opportunity to visit a far away place or somewhere more scenic to exchange your vows.
Here a few things to consider when you are planning your event.
Before you get your heart set on having a wedding abroad you should sit down and consider whether it will be viable.
Is your fiancé keen on the idea? Because if he is not you will either have to do a whole lot of persuading, or more likely, scrap the idea.
Another thing to consider is whether your guests will be able to travel.
Think not only about their budget, but also their health and time constraints too.
A destination wedding can be a great way to celebrate your honeymoon and wedding in the same place.
But at the same time your wedding guests will also be celebrating your honeymoon with you.
While this may not bother some couples, others feel like they need to get away from it all and spend some quality time together as newlyweds.
If you are planning your wedding from a far you will need to leave a great deal of the finer details down to someone else.
In essence you will more than likely find you need to employ a dedicated wedding consultant to take care of things for you.
This again may not be a problem, but some brides like to maintain control over their own wedding.
Whoever you choose to employ they should be trustworthy and motivated.
You will need to be in regular contact with them in order to make sure things are going along smoothly.
Bear in mind that a destination wedding will be a smaller event.
You will find that a lot of people just cannot afford to travel out for your wedding and therefore a large guest list is just not suitable.
On the upside this will save you money as there will be fewer people to feed and your venue will be smaller.
However, if you always imagined walking down the aisle with a large number of people watching in attendance then a this type of wedding may not be for you.