A Destination Wedding is a wedding that is held in a location people like to travel to for vacations – such as resorts, bed & breakfast inns, or beaches. It is usually some distance away from the bride and groom's residence.
For this reason, the Destination Wedding tends to have a smaller guest list than a traditional wedding held in the bride or groom's hometown. Since fewer people attend the Destination Wedding, couples often will have a large reception at a later date. Sometimes two receptions – one in the bride's hometown and another one in the groom's hometown.
A quiet getaway for the bride and groom that prefer a private wedding in a beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain setting with photos to preserve the memories. The package includes: 1 nights' lodging in the Blue Ridge Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn in Cana, Virginia at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, breakfast, your private wedding ceremony performed in front of the Blue Ridge mountain views as your backdrop, and wedding photos of the two of you in and around the wedding site with various scenic backdrops. Within one week, you will have all your photos on a CD ready to print or share with others. This elopement package is available Wednesday-Sunday. Options for flowers, cake, champagne, video, lighting of a unity candle or keepsake ceremony booklet optional.
Guests up to 16
WHY ARE THEY SO POPULAR?
It's just a fact of modern day life, that compared to a generation ago, today's young men and women are likely to locate farther from the area they grew up in. This means they are more likely to meet a mate from a greater distance away. Then when they decide to get married, the decision of "where to get married" becomes a big issue. For example, the bride may be originally from California and the groom from London but now they are both living in Arlington, Virginia. So, where is the wedding going to take place? With a Destination Wedding, they just choose a place they like to visit and have the wedding there. Fewer people will be able to come to the wedding, but they will have a reception later in California and another one in London. Everybody is happy.
With a Destination Wedding, the couple may want to stay a little longer and combine their wedding and honeymoon. In some cases, their closest friends and/or family members attending the wedding will also stay longer. They may want to schedule in some recreational activities such as horseback riding, golf, tennis, winery tours or sightseeing.
ARE THEY EXPENSIVE AND DIFFICULT TO PLAN?
Actually, Destination Weddings can be much less expensive than a large traditional wedding and easier to plan too. By having all the elements of the wedding already planned out with a small wedding package, the couple knows the total price up front and can budget accordingly. The Destination Wedding package that includes lodging, dinner, photography and flowers saves the couple both time and money. The planning is made easy and stress free. This gives the couple the opportunity to spend their time enjoying each other's company instead of stressing over every detail of the wedding.