2/2/2023     by Jonathan Hermann

More Love for Less Money

Nothing beats Pinterest, Instagram and TikTok for wedding-planning inspiration, but if you find yourself being sucked into a vortex of ideas that is way out of your price range, step away from your computer and let us help you edit your plethora of ideas into an affordable (and realistic) vision. After helping many couples plan and organize their ideal ceremonies, we have discovered that there is always a budget-friendly option to all aspects of destination weddings. Here are our top seven ideas to help you save while still enjoying the best wedding ever.
Save money with simple arrangements


Chances are you picked your wedding destination because of its spectacular beauty, so forgo expensive over-the-top floral arrangements and let the natural surroundings shine. If fresh flowers are a must, save money with simple, local arrangements or add a splash of color with garlands or centerpieces made only from greenery. These vibrant, on-trend arrangements can be made with anything from ferns to rosemary and add major bang for the buck. You can also reuse your bridesmaids’ bouquets as centerpieces at the reception.


Seek out a destination wedding and honeymoon specialist


If your dream wedding includes a big smiling group of family and friends, you need a travel agent. We can handle everything from coordinating airline reservations to arranging preferred room types. We’ll not only help ensure your guests arrive in a celebratory mood, but also we’ll take a load of stress off your shoulders. And thanks to group discounts and longstanding relationships with resorts and cruise lines, we can save you a lot of money in the process.


Choose a lightweight dress for tropical climates


Wedding dresses by famous designers can really cut into your budget. Instead, opt for a gown you love, versus the name on the tag. Another tip is to avoid heavy and expensive fabrics like silk shantung. Fabrics such as chiffon are usually more affordable, and their breathability is perfect for tropical climates. It will also be easier to travel with your gown if it has less fabric. When you’ve got some extra cash to spare and you’re as cool as a cucumber, you’ll be a much happier bride.


Local favors for your Hawaiian wedding


Thoughtful, customized favors are fun to give away, but they often come at an exorbitant price. Instead, think about what’s unique to your location and how you can incorporate that into your favors. If your destination wedding is in Hawaii, give out Kona coffee beans. Do you and your significant other have a charity that’s near and dear to your heart? Make a donation in your guests’ name in lieu of a tangible gift. Thinking local and personal will not only save you money, it will also fit right in with your wedding theme.


Picture your wedding or honeymoon here


Couples often fantasize about getting married on a tropical beach, so they narrow their search down to the Caribbean. And while there are numerous locales across the Caribbean where you can get hitched for less, also consider widening your search to other areas of the world. Luxe resorts on picturesque beaches can be found across Mexico, Central America and Southeast Asia — our agency will gladly give you many options.


Sandals resort wedding chapel


Many all-inclusive resorts provide wedding packages that are not only affordable, but also they make hosting your wedding a tropical breeze. Some resorts even include free wedding packages if you stay a certain number of nights. By allowing the resort to take care of the flowers, reception venue, ceremony setup and more, you save both cash and stress.


Package rates can save you big bucks


Many travel suppliers create packages that cost a lot less than booking individual components. Our agency uses several partners quite often that specialize in resort packages that also include flights, excursions, ground transportation and bonus amenities.


 Contact our travel agency today to plan your dream destination wedding.

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