Everyone is looking for ways to save money these days, and yet, when it comes to your wedding, you don't want to compromise on style. Destination weddings are very popular with couples, and depending on how you go about it, they can be extremely expensive or surprisingly affordable. These are some great ideas on how to plan a destination wedding while saving money at the same time.

Atlantic City Wedding Venue

The most important thing to decide when you are having a destination wedding is the location. This is where a lot of couples can run into budget problems. However, if you keep an open mind, you can find alternatives that will have some of the features you like about a pricier destination, while remaining more affordable. For instance, let's say that you love the excitement and glamour of Las Vegas, but live on the East Coast. Instead of incurring the expense of flying out to Vegas (not only for the bride and groom, but for everyone attending the wedding), look into booking a fabulous resort in Atlantic City instead.

Jamaica Wedding Venue

Many other favorite destinations have good alternatives. Hawaii is gorgeous, but expensive. If you have always imagined yourself saying your vows on a beautiful tropical beach, why not choose a more affordable island that is more convenient to your hometown? You could do something great in the Bahamas or Jamaica for much less than Maui. Don't forget to look into beach towns like Key West or even a beautiful setting overlooking one of the Great Lakes.


With a bit of creativity, you can discover some fantastic locations.
Another way to keep your destination wedding affordable is to look for an area that has a range of hotel prices. In some regions, all of the resorts are incredibly expensive, but in similarly beautiful places, you can find resorts that are nice but not outrageous. You can even plan to have your wedding and honeymoon suite at the more exclusive resort, and then move to a less pricey hotel for the rest of your honeymoon. Your guests will also appreciate having a few options for hotel rooms.

When you are getting married at the beach, nature is so beautiful that you do not need to go crazy with a fancy gown or over-the-top decorations. Stick with locally grown flowers for the best prices. Rather than choosing a bridal gown that is heavy with fancy adornments, select one that is pretty, but simple. It will not only save you money, it will suit your location better. You can also cut costs on your accessories for an outdoor wedding. Instead of splurging on diamonds, look into custom bridal Swarovski necklaces. The beautiful Swarovski crystals will make custom bridal necklaces shimmer and dance in the sunlight, yet are quite reasonably priced.

California Vineyard
 One final tip on how to have a more affordable destination wedding is to think more locally. When the romantic vineyards of the Tuscan countryside are what you envision, look into California wine country instead. If you adore the beauty of Paris, Quebec City in Canada has all of the old-world European charm, but is only a short flight. When you do start looking for flights, also be certain to check a range of travel dates; sometimes staying an extra night can drop your airfare enough to cover the cost of another night in a hotel, with money left over.

There are plenty of ways to have the destination wedding of your dreams while working within a budget. All it takes is a little creativity and flexibility. Before you know it, you will be saying your vows in a beautiful location, just as you have always imagined.

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