Planning a Destination Wedding on a Budget

Location, location, location!

Everyone loves surprises, and a wedding proposal is at the top of anyone’s list when it comes to the best, ever. When it comes to planning the wedding and honeymoon and all the costs involved, however, no one appreciates anything unexpected. We all know how pricey they can be, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up on your dream of being married overlooking the ocean or at a special mountain retreat. Choosing some lesser-known locations can really help when it comes to cost-savings, and oftentimes you will enjoy fewer crowds and traffic by going this route. Now that’s something unexpected that would be very welcome!

Here are a few locations that can offer couples some great savings and wonderful experiences all at the same time:

  • Belize. Flight prices are about the same as those that fly to more popular locales such as the Mexican Riviera. Not only does Belize boast some of the most beautiful sandy beaches imaginable, but it also offers lush rainforests, ancient Mayan ruins, and the second largest barrier reef in the world! Belize doesn’t have any expensive mega-resorts; its vibe is more along the lines of eco-lodges and inexpensive inns. You may have to do without WI-FI and air-conditioning, but hey – you can get very reasonably priced lobster, so who needs social media?
  • Vermont. With its quaint villages and scenic landscapes, this state is a wonderful spot for an outdoorsy vibe. Tumbling streams and thick woodlands are picture perfect. It is dotted with cozy inns and B&Bs that are both intimate and cost-effective!
  • Sedona. This stunning red-rock town is home to some of the most breathtaking scenery in the west, and the sunsets simply cannot be beaten. Since it’s off the beaten path and out in the middle of nowhere, although still easily accessible, great value can be found for wedding couples. And just think of the backdrops for your ceremony!
  • Savannah. One of the best-preserved locations in the South, this town studded with gorgeous historic mansions and cobblestone streets is a true Southern beauty. It’s equally as lovely as Charleston, but more affordable for your wedding on a budget.
  • Jamaica. There may not be an international airport, but flying into Montego Bay and taking a shuttle is no big deal! Room rates are reasonable, and beachfronts are an eclectic jumble of fun architectural styles that lend a hip and carefree vibe to each day.
  • Lake Tahoe. Skiing is king here, but there’s a lot of sunshine, as well. Three hundred days a year, or so they say. The area is home to a wide range of value hotels, and there is a lot to do here, too; it’s a great pick for a budget-conscious wedding couple. The lake is stunning, and the hikes available are unparalleled, while casinos are near for some nightlife fun.

Planning your destination doesn’t have to involve a lot of stress and worry. Pick a unique and fun location that others haven’t thought of, and let’s get this party started! If you are looking to keep the party in the Nashville area, Grand Central Party can help with all of your rental needs!

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