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The Hidden Benefits of a Destination Wedding

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Getting engaged is just the first step in a journey of exciting experiences for every future bride. Once the big engagement has been announced, it’s time to begin wedding planning. If you’re like many women, you’ve likely been dreaming and planning your wedding ever since you could walk.

However, once it’s time to really dig in and start planning a wedding, you may discover the process to be much more stressful than you thought. There are many details to consider and many problems that can occur.

An easy way to achieve a luxurious and stress-free wedding is by having a destination wedding.

Destination Wedding Benefits

In the beginning, planning a wedding is a lot of fun. However, for many brides, the process becomes stressful and daunting. The guest list becomes endless and trying to make everyone happy becomes overwhelming.

A destination wedding offers the perfect solution for any bride feeling overwhelmed by their wedding. The following destination wedding benefits will have you tossing your wedding planning book out the window and packing your bags in no time.

More Intimate

A destination wedding helps keep the focus on the couple getting married. It’s easier to keep the guest list shorter and only include the people most important to the couple.

Oftentimes with traditional weddings, the guest list becomes problematic because of the number of people the couple feels obligated to invite. However, those “obligation invites” will be less inclined to go to a destination wedding. You also don’t have to worry about someone “crashing” your destination wedding that didn’t RSVP because destination weddings have a limited amount of occupancy.

Focus Stays on the Bride and Groom

When it comes to a traditional wedding, there tends to be a lot of opinions about what the bride and groom should do. Many families have traditions and parents want to see their children uphold those traditions.

However, sometimes families forget that the only opinions that matter are the bride and groom’s. With a destination wedding, the bride and groom will set the tone of their wedding and create the event they want and not what their families expect of them.

Unique Experience

Many couples have traditional weddings in the city they live. The location is a place they likely see all the time. With a destination wedding, you get a completely unique experience. You and your guests will get to go somewhere you’ve never been and experience a place you don’t see during your normal day.

Honeymoon Begins Immediately

With a destination wedding, your honeymoon begins the second you say “I do.” After all, you’re already on vacation. Most destination wedding locations provide you with honeymoon options.

You will be able to party hard on your wedding night and not have to worry about traveling the next day while completely exhausted. You’ll be able to wake up the next day and relax because you’re already at your honeymoon destination.

Southern Destination Weddings

When it comes to weddings, nothing beats southern charm. The south has something for everyone and southerners are some of the friendliest and most accommodating people you can have working on your wedding.

The south is full of southern traditions you’ll love including:

  • Burying a bottle of bourbon to ward off bad weather.
  • A cake ribbon pull. Ribbons are placed in the bottom tier of the cake. All the bridesmaids pull a ribbon to reveal a charm. Each charm has a different meaning about the person’s future. That’s much more fun than fighting to catch a bouquet.
  • A groom’s cake. This cake can be anything and is usually something funny.
  • Southern cuisine! The south has some of the best food in the country including shrimp and grits — yummy.
  • Bridal lunch before the wedding so the bride can spend some time with her bridesmaids.
  • Seersucker suits for the groom and groomsmen will make for some unique wedding photos.

Destination Weddings at Pursell Farms

Pursell Farms has everything you could possibly want in a destination wedding venue. We offer two exquisite ceremony locations that can accommodate up to 350 people. Our expansive grounds have an inn, cabins, barn, restaurants, fitness center, golf course, and much more. Contact us today for more information about our destination wedding packages.

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January 21, 2022

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