Make Your Wedding More Fun – Have it on an Island!

Jonah Andersson 05/28/2012
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Tropical Beach Wedding

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Image Credit: Flickr Beach Wedding Photos

If the idea of having your wedding at a traditional venue like a church doesn’t appeal to you, there are plenty of other options out there. When it comes to having an exciting, unique and unforgettable wedding, a tropical beach ceremony in an exotic location is the way to go!

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There are many benefits to having a tropical beach wedding; the setting alone is reason enough for most people. In addition, a tropical beach wedding can often end up being cheaper and less of a hassle than a standard ‘church and banquet hall’ wedding.

It’s as Fun for Your Guests as it is for You

When attending a wedding, most people sit through the ceremony in anticipation of the reception. And, let’s face it: a lot of people look at going to a wedding as a hassle. With a tropical beach wedding, though, your guests will have a blast from beginning to end. After all, what’s not to like about spending time on the beach in an exotic locale? You get married and your guests get to go on vacation. Everyone wins!

It’s Cheaper than You May Think

It’s easy to assume that a tropical beach wedding is going to be exorbitantly expensive, but that’s not necessarily true. In fact, it’s easier to plan an affordable wedding when you hightail it to an exotic island or another beach destination. You’ll have to splurge on plane tickets, but the cost of flying pales in comparison to the high costs that go along with a traditional wedding and reception. You can have your ceremony on the beach, and have a simple reception right on the beach.

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You can Limit the Number of Guests that You Invite

When you plan a traditional wedding, you feel obligated to invite everyone you know. When you invite everyone you know, your wedding costs skyrockets! People are a lot more understanding about missing out on an invitation when you have a destination wedding. After all, these types of ceremonies are usually quite intimate.

It’s Easier to Plan

If you’d like to avoid being transformed into a harried bride, you should consider exchanging vows on a beach. For many people, the craziness of planning a traditional wedding is all part of the fun. If you’d rather take a less stressful approach, you can’t go wrong with a tropical beach wedding. By its very nature, a beach wedding is casual and laid-back. Your mood will be a lot lighter and happier while planning the wedding.

Enjoy an Amazing Destination

One of the best things about a beach wedding is that you don’t have to rush away to enjoy your honeymoon. You’ll already be on vacation!

If you do choose a beach wedding, here are some great places to look into:
Hawaii, Sanibel Island in Southwest Florida, Coronado California (just outside of San Diego), Jamaica, Myrtle Beach in South Carolina, Costa Rica, The Bahamas, and the Cayman Islands.

Author Bio:

Lori Hughes is the founder and owner of Island Trader, a unique online destination that features many unique island-related products, including a large collection of hand painted glassware pieces that would make great wedding gifts!

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