We all know for a fact that women are the ones who mostly decide the wedding details. Men are just soldiers who have to follow the bride's bidding, right? In recent years, studies showed that men are now more involved in planning their weddings. Like women, they also want picturesque scenes, delicious canapes, and groovy music for their wedding parties.
But how about destination weddings? Various wedding coordination companies said that destination weddings are hotter than ever. Yes, couples still want destination weddings despite the threat of the coronavirus pandemic. As long as the states and cities allow their movement from one border to another, they don't have a problem planning a wedding miles from home.
But Are Women More Inclined to Want Destination Weddings?
It depends on which type of women you are talking about. Women who are on the go and are busy with their respective careers might want the ease and convenience of planning a wedding far from home. Contrary to what others believe, destination weddings are less of a hassle. They are perfect for couples who are more laid-back with their wedding planning. They won't get to see the venue as much as they want, so that makes it perfect for women who don't like to burden themselves with wedding planning jitters.
Also, women who want to spend more on themselves rather than on the party, food, and guests might like the idea of destination weddings better. There is a misconception that destination weddings are more expensive because they involve carting off yourselves, guests, and wedding stuff to the destination. The truth is, couples who had destination weddings said they spend less on it than their friends who got married at home.
Brides can spend more on their clothes, jewelry, and shoes. While there are expert jewelry retouchers who can make your wedding ring look brighter and sparklier than it really is, women want the real thing, too. This is their day. They want to feel better about themselves.
Not only that. In a survey, about 29% of couples who planned their weddings at home said that they spent more than their budget while nearly 28% of destination-wedding couples said they actually spent less than their budget. It's not just that you are not going over the budget. It's the fact that you are spending less than what you thought you would.
Are the Brides of Destination Weddings Less Stressed?
Destination-wedding brides are less stressed than their counterparts. That's surprising considering that brides want to be on top of everything. They want everything to be perfect for their wedding days. That's not always possible, but brides tend to stress out over the little things.
A leading destination wedding coordinator said that destination-wedding couples are happier. When asked if they have regrets about their weddings, more than 65% of those who had a destination wedding said they don't while only 56% of those who had their weddings at home said they don't regret a thing. Asked if they were happy with their weddings, couples who had destination weddings tend to be happier, too.
So does it boil down to the brides? Are they happier because they don't have to deal with too many family members and in-laws commenting on the way they looked? Probably. But that will only happen if the couples decide to hire an on-site wedding coordinator who can take care of these things for themselves. Brides, then, are more inclined to choose a destination wedding because it is less of a hassle than to fix things back home.
Fewer Guests, Happier Couples?
They need to invite fewer guests, too. This means the bride and the groom need to go around less, thanking people for their presence. Destination weddings are more intimate, so the brides, in particular, are more relaxed. They are more comfortable meeting friends and family members when they are wearing high-heeled stilettos for the better part of the day.
Small groups of guests mean that the couple can spend time with people who they think care most about them. The more compact the wedding guest lists are, the happier the couples, a wedding expert said. Their wedding parties become more intimate, allowing the couples to let loose and enjoy the event.
Women have always regarded their weddings as a personal project. They crunch the numbers. They meet with suppliers and attend all the food-tasting events they could to find the right caterer. And as destination weddings continue to rise, women are also at the front and center of what makes this type of wedding an ideal one for couples.
A Travel, beauty and lifestyle blog with the occasional afternoon tea by Angelina Belle
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