5 Reasons Why You Should Have A Destination Wedding

If you are getting married you need to read these top 5 reasons why you should have a destination wedding.

It’s no wonder destination weddings are becoming increasingly popular. With numerous landscapes, climates and wedding styles to choose from, a destination wedding gives you the opportunity to escape to an amazing location. Plus, you get to spend quality time with your loved ones, all the while celebrating your marriage to each other.

There are a large number of perks to hosting your wedding at a location other than home. Here we take a look at five key reasons why you should have a destination wedding.

Easy to PlanEasy to Plan

To some, the idea of planning a wedding at a location other than near to home can appear quite daunting and may appear to involve more work than hosting your wedding locally. However, more often than not, a destination wedding is easy to plan, thanks to resident wedding coordinators and pre-designed, all-inclusive wedding packages according to different styles and budgets. (Yes, here at Umdlalo we offer it all – accommodation, catering, venue hire, and décor – we’ve got everything you need under one roof!)

Local wedding planners (i.e. those who live at the wedding destination) are experts not just in the local area, but also in the best wedding styles suitable for the location, according to different budgets and tastes. They also have solid relationships with local wedding suppliers and can recommend them accordingly. A wedding coordinator can help remove the many challenges associated with organising a wedding, as they take care of all the details regarding your special day. By working with an experienced wedding coordinator, you can opt to be as involved in or removed from the planning of your big day.

Can Be More Affordable

It’s no secret that weddings have the potential to be a very costly affair. What you may wish to be a small family celebration can easily blow out and become a large, fancy event with an enormous guest list.

By choosing to have a destination wedding, you have the opportunity to combine some of the key costs of getting married, such as having your wedding and honeymoon location in the same spot. In many cases, resorts will give you (the wedding couple) a complimentary upgrade (such as a suite) and a discount on accommodation for your family and friends.

Depending on your preferred location and the number of guests in attendance, a destination wedding can prove to be more affordable than a local wedding.

Spend Quality Time with The People You Love Most

At a traditional (local) wedding, especially where there are numerous guests, it can be very challenging for the wedding couple to make time to speak to each person in attendance. A destination wedding however usually means your wedding guests will arrive one to two days prior to your wedding, which enables you to spend quality time together and make incredible memories to last a lifetime.

The extra time prior to your big day also means that the guests from each side of the family can mingle and get to know one another, which can allow for a more interactive and relaxed celebration when your wedding day arrives!

The Opportunities for Breathtaking Photos Are Everywhere

When you celebrate your wedding locally, you may find that your photos are very similar to other people you know who also got married in the local area. Your photos may not be particularly unique or feature a beautiful natural environment.

However, having a destination wedding means the opportunities for unique and magical photos are around every corner. Choosing to work with a local photographer in the area can boost your chances of spectacular and memorable photos that incorporate the natural landscape as they are aware of how to take the best shots given light, exposure, and environmental factors unique to the area.

You Can Minimise Your Guest List

Getting married at a destination location can make things easier. Why? Well, because it makes it possible to share your special day with just your nearest and dearest, rather than a big crowd. This can work in a number of ways. For example, getting married at a unique location far from home often means your extended family, and people who aren’t close friends or colleagues are much more understanding if they are not invited to a destination wedding.

Another situation which may allow you to keep your guest numbers to a minimum is that in some cases (you should be prepared for all guests to reply “yes”, just in case!), getting married at a destination location means the costs involved for your guests (including flights and accommodation) may be out of reach. Plus, the requirement to take time off work may not be feasible which can ultimately reduce your guest list.

A destination wedding often results in a personal and very intimate wedding with the people you love most, as they are keen to travel to your location and lap up the opportunity to spend quality time together in paradise!

Simply put, your dream destination wedding awaits you at Umdlalo Luxury Lodge & Venue on the always warm and welcoming KZN South Coast!

Experience the ultimate in holiday relaxation, rest and luxury in the newly renovated Umdlalo Luxury Lodge & Venue based a few meters from the beach in the coastal suburb of Umtentweni on the KZN South Coast! We pride ourselves on being an upmarket four-star lodge and venue with eight luxurious air-conditioned en suite bedrooms! Not to mention the ultra-romantic honeymoon suite!

We have the flexible capability to offer up to our guests unique and bespoke venue hire services for day conferences, weddings and private functions!  Our newly remodeled Zizi’s Cafe overlooks the picture-perfect veranda, garden and Indian ocean!

We do also offer free WIFI.

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