3 Reasons Domestic Destination Weddings Appeal to Budget Brides

Domestic destination weddings appeal for couples looking to save money on their wedding for several reasons:

3 Reasons Domestic Destination Weddings Appeal to Budget Brides

1. Destination weddings are often cheaper.
Destination wedding budgets average $8,800 (and has stayed under 10k for 10 years, whereas with local and at-home weddings are topping $30,000 and regularly increase), according to Destination Weddings Travel Group, a leader in the destination wedding planning industry.

2. Destination weddings are meaningful.
Two factors for couples choosing to wed some place beyond where they currently live is to choose a location that’s special to them as a couple, and to limit the guest list to those they’re closest to. That makes sense to me. Those who will make the trip (or already live near the location) will be those who care the most.

3. Destination weddings are memorable.
Traveling to your wedding destination — whether it’s near or far, adds a special layer to your wedding memory. It creates a framework around which your wedding will be packaged and remembered, by you and your guests. A full 90% of couples were satisfied with their destination weddings, according to a 2013 study by XO Group.

In other words, destination weddings come with no regrets.

Consider a wedding in one of these top cities with affordable venues under $3,000:


This “It” city has plenty of affordable options for a star-studded destination wedding. And its convenient location can’t be beat.


The Queen City will make you feel like one on your special day — no big budget required! Check out this list of venues to get started.


Convenient for travel, Atlanta boasts the friendliness of the south and the sophistication of a metropolis.


Everything’s bigger in Texas, including the weddings! Get more bang for your buck with these venues.


Who says there’s no such thing as a cheap wedding in Chicago? This list proves otherwise.