Destination Weddings: Winners and Losers

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[Source: Covington Travel]

Destination weddings are all the craze these days. The destination wedding represents 24% of all weddings and the industry rakes in $16 billion each year. That’s a helluva lot of moola!

And why shouldn’t they be the craze? They are about a quarter to half the price of the average wedding cost of $30,000 (and rising) and the bride doesn’t need to worry about anything but her dress and the guest list.

I recently went to a bridal expo with a bride-to-be, and about 30% of the bridal stalls were promoting destinations. Bali! Fiji! Thailand! They all shouted and this got me thinking…

Who are the winners?

Of course the happy couple. Less stress and combining the wedding and honeymoon sure helps with lowering the cost. It also helps to separate the true friends and the Facebook friends.

Guests as they usually don’t need to…

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