Destination weddings have gained massive popularity over the last decade and it’s no surprise really. Everyone wants their big day to be special and it doesn’t get any better than whisking away to a gorgeous location with family and friends to celebrate your love for each other.
Besides the obvious perk of having your wedding in your dream location, there are many more advantages of having a destination wedding, including the following.
Easy To Plan
It may seem counter intuitive to think that planning a wedding in a distant location is easier than planning one close to home, but in actual fact it often is. The reason being is that most destination wedding locations have pre-designed wedding packages that are created by resident wedding coordinators.
The wedding coordinators are there to listen to your requirements and needs and take care of every last detail of your special day. They are also there as a point of contact to answer any questions that your guests or vendors may have and take the pressure off having to do any last minute running around. You have the luxury of choosing to be as involved or removed as you like in the planning process.
Can Be More Affordable
We all know how expensive weddings can be. What might start out as a small family affair can blow out to a fancy wedding with all the trimmings. It’s estimated that the average wedding costs between $20,000 to $30,000 in Australia. By both having your wedding and enjoying your honeymoon at an all-inclusive resort, you may find it costs you far less (depending on you chosen location and guest numbers).
Additionally, by making a group booking, your resort will usually give you a discount on accommodation (which is an instant saving on your honeymoon), and many resorts will often throw in extras such as complimentary upgrades and spa credits for the wedding couple. Your guests will also benefit from any accommodation discounts given for a bulk booking.
You Get To Spend Quality Time With Your Guests
With a traditional wedding, it’s hard to find the time to get around to each table and individual person for a chat and thank them for sharing your special day. However, with a destination wedding the guests usually arrive a day or two before the wedding day, allowing you to spend quality time with each guest.
Having this extra time before the wedding also gives the guests from each family the opportunity to get to know each properly, so by the time the wedding arrives everyone is relaxed and ready to celebrate with their new family and friends.
Fitzroy Island: The Perfect Location For Your Tropical Destination Wedding
For those of you who have an upcoming wedding and are leaning towards whisking off on a romantic getaway for your special day, Fitzroy Island is the ultimate location for a romantic, stress-free destination wedding.
Fitzroy Island is the epitome of paradise. It is located just off Cairns in Far North Queensland and is situated amongst the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef. The Island itself is 97% National Park covered in lush tropical rainforest, making it one of the few places in the world where the rainforest meets the reef.
The Island has a dedicated wedding planner who will work closely with you and your partner to ensure your wedding is exactly as you’ve dreamt it to be. They also have their very own wedding celebrant who will work with you to help determine your particular wishes and requirements for your special day, and guide you through all the preparations and statutory requirements of having a wedding.
Fitzroy Island Resort provides a variety of stunning ceremony venues to cater for small and intimate weddings, right up to larger affairs. All ceremonies include a rehearsal, wet weather alternative and crowd control whilst the ceremony is taking place. Your dedicated wedding coordinator will not only be there during the planning stages, but will also be by your side on your big day to ensure that everything runs smoothly.
You can also select your style of wedding reception from an array of venues and the resort’s qualified kitchen staff will cater to all your needs. They are ready to make your taste buds dance with various styles of menus, including an alternate drop set menu, buffet menu, canapés and platter menus.
Fitzroy Island Resort has a wide range of accommodation options from resort studios and suites, to bungalows and cottages. This is great for wedding parties as it allows your guests to choose the accommodation that best suits their budget and needs.
As part of your wedding package, the wedding couple will also receive a complimentary night’s stay in an Ocean Suite, including a bottle of Australian Sparkling Wine upon arrival.
With so many benefits of having a destination wedding, this style of wedding will no doubt continue to grow in popularity for many couples planning to tie the knot.