I have spent hours watching “Say Yes to the Dress” “Four Weddings” and other reality Bridal & Wedding shows. I understand tradition, but I am amazed how Wedding traditions have made weddings so repetitive.
To me, weddings have become very “generic”. Sure, Wedding Dresses can be different, Cakes unique, venues styled differently…dress it up in different ways, it still follows the same plan.. Blah Blah Blah! And the worst is – Poof! Thousands of dollars gone in 5 hours! Seriously…it all comes down to those 5 hours! In a perfect world, the amount spent would last at least 5 days!
My kids are getting to the age where soon be getting married and I really hope that they do something to step out of the box. Make that special day of celebrating love & life an intimate memory. So many weddings I have been to have a guest list that includes some people that the Bride & Groom don’t even know! How many times have you been to a wedding and didn’t have more then a few minutes to spend with the cousins you haven’t seen in 2 years? Back to that ridiculous 5 hours…. barely enough tie to talk to the wedding party.
The solution – For the same amount of money (within ANY budget) you can break outside that “generic” wedding box.
Make it an event where people truly spend time with “the Couple”. I Love the idea of Destination Weddings! What ever your budget, there is an exotic, exciting Destination for you.
An Island destination oozes romance. Sunset catamaran for 50 followed by a beach BBQ for a rehearsal dinner. Vows shared with a gentle breeze. Dancing under the stars with your feet in the sand. And best of all, Time to enjoy this moment in time…the Happiest day of your life with Family and Friends. Not just 5 hours, but days to celebrate and reconnect.
Do you have to spend a fortune for a Destination Wedding? NO! There are Island resorts to suite any budget. From Sandals Martha Stewart Weddings to Caneel Bay Rosewood Resort (above photos)…the pricing includes “Celebration, Time & Romance”. (I will be blogging about Sandals Weddings soon!!)
But don’t let you’re “out of the Box” thinking stop there….Ever consider a “Wedding at Sea?” A wedding on a Cruise Ship is true romance. What could be more Romantic, Intimate & fun for the Bride, Groom and Guests? While at the same time offering so much for such a great value. Choose to say your vows on the Ship or at port…whether it’s a stunning cliff-top ceremony in Greece or an elegant affair onboard a luxurious ship, love is best served with a perfect experience.
Variety of Cruise Lines for every budget:
Luxury – Sea Dream Yacht, Paul Gauguin, Windstar – charter the WIndstar with 130 guests!
Large Ships – Carnival, Princess, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity – Accommodations to fit every budget on one ship.
Now, some of you might say “But what if some guests can’t afford to travel?”
If you plan ahead, it will give everyone plenty of time to save. Easy payment plans are available with CruiseOne. And for those guests that choose not to travel, plan a small celebration or cocktail party upon return.
Why cram the beginning of your life into those 5 short hours of stress and anxiety! What better fun then to have quality time with close family & friends, relaxing, reconnecting, creating long lasting memories and celebrating your love! A Destination Wedding and a Wedding at Sea will take you right “out of the Box” and start your new life together in a Unique, Memorable Celebration.