You have pronounced to have your wedding on the beach. At this point, you must now decide how your weddings guests will make it to your destination wedding on the beach. How is everyone going to get there for your big day? Traditionally, your wedding guests are responsible for their own travel expenses. Members of the wedding party and a few VIPs are the exception and you should afford their travel. It’s important to think about who will be coming to your beach wedding and how far they will have to travel when making the decision on where to hold your beach wedding.
A great little secret about having a beach wedding is that the guest will automatically shrink in size simply because now there is a cost and some travel involved.Rather than having to say no to so many people, you could simply plan a destination beach wedding and let people decide for themselves. Family members and those participating in the wedding are a greater concern. Either they have to pay or someone has to pay for them.
The Ultimate Beach Wedding – Travel Decisions
Family Travel Budget Concerns
Can the invited family members even afford to travel to your special day? It’s hard to guess sometimes, but generally, you’ll know if your parents can spend $2000 on airfare or not. You may have to ask an aunt or uncle “We are thinking of having our wedding in Hawaii. Airfare that time of year runs about $800/person, and the resort will be in addition to that. Would that be doable for you?”
An option for you, the bride to be, would be to help your family members out with the travel cost buy paying for part of the flight. For instance if the bride were in Atlanta and the wedding was in Cancun, Mexico, the couple or the bride’s family could pay for the flight from the brides locale to the wedding destination and the guests would be responsible for getting to the bride’s locale on their own dime.