You’re engaged! Yay!! Now you’re probably wondering looking for all of the wedding planning advice you can find!
The first step you need to take is deciding where your wedding will be. Will it be in your hometown with all of your family and friends? Will it be in a unique destination with your closest loved ones? Or will you & your partner have an intimate “I Do” with just the two of you?
There’s a lot to think about when deciding between a hometown wedding vs. a destination wedding, or a destination wedding vs. an elopement. I’m here to help you make that decision by pointing out the benefits of each option!
Are you and your fiancé from the same city or state? Are your families within reasonable driving distance from each other? A wedding in or near your hometown might be the thing for you!
The Benefits of a Hometown Wedding:
Looking for a wedding venue that is a little more exotic than anything your hometown has to offer? Still want your closest friends and family to be there? Consider a destination wedding!
The Benefits of a Destination Wedding:
If adventure is your love language, planning an elopement might be for you! Elopements are great for the couples you want something extremely intimate and unique.
The Benefits of an Elopement:
There are definitely pro’s (and con’s) to each option. In the end, you need to decide what’s best for you.
In conclusion, sit down with your partner and write down 3 things you want to get out of your wedding day. Whether it’s a fun party, quiet moments, pretty views, gorgeous photos, stress free, lots of dancing, good food, great drinks, memories with family & friends… whatever it is, write down the 3 things that matter most to you two.
However, if you’re still stumped I’ve created a flowchart below to help you narrow it down!!
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