According to some wedding websites, about about 20% of couples are having destination weddings. While you may irritate some of your guests by daring to have your wedding in a place of your own choosing, you should just do whatever you want. Those who want to make it will make it and those who can't...can't. Life will go on.
- Pick the Right (Appropriate) Destination: It's difficult and takes a lot of guesswork to pick the right spot, let alone the right city and country of your wedding, but you can pretty much determine the number of guests you'll have at your wedding by the degree of difficulty it will take guests to get there. If you want a tiny wedding then pick somewhere in the middle of nowhere where you have no friends or relatives. Be prepared for even some close friends to not be able to attend and don't be offended. That's one of the costs of a destination wedding. In our case we wanted about a hundred guests and we hit our target by picking Cebu. We had a good mix of guests from the US, Singapore, southern and northern Philippines. Check out more of our experience picking out our destination here.
- Videos/Photography is (virtually) forever: One area where we decided not to be cheapos was with the video and photography. No matter how good your actual wedding is, probably the only thing people will remember--besides your baby picture slide show--are the official wedding pictures and video. Check out our wedding video by Mayad Studios: