Destination Wedding Budget Tips

Planning a destination wedding may sound extravagant,  but there are lots of ways to save money too!  Here are some tips for planning a wedding, either out of the state or out of the country.
  • When you are looking at locations and packages, be sure that the total includes airfare.  Tickets for air travel can easily add $1,000 or more to your total price, depending on your destination.
  • Hire a local wedding planner to avoid problems.  Check with the Association of Bridal Consultants for members in your wedding destination.
  • Find out when the off-season is in your destination.  There can be significant savings on flights and hotels during non-peak times.
  • Don't shop for a "wedding" dress.  Look at evening gowns in a department store for great alternatives.