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.