When you're starting to plan the details of your wedding, one of the first and one of the biggest decisions you will find yourself making is location - where to have your big celebration to take place. It may be tempting to pick a non-traditional space, like a barn, a bare warehouse or even just a location on a secluded beach. But if you're looking for something a bit more organized, where you can have people on-site to help you out, you may want to consider choosing a resort location for your wedding. Here are four reasons why a resort wedding is a great option:
Guests Can Stay and Play
A major benefit of a resort wedding is that guests can walk out of their hotel room and walk right to the event. It keeps guests organized when it comes to planning where they should stay and it also gives your guests no excuse for being late to your wedding.
You Won't Have to Plan Itineraries
When you have out of town guests flying in for your wedding, you may want to provide them with a day-by-day schedule of things to do, whether it's local restaurants or tourist attractions to check out. At a resort, there are usually activities on-site, whether it's the pool, the beach, the spa or a round of golf. There's also usually staff that can help your guests decide where to go and what to see based on their personal interests.
Skip Out on Transportation Costs
Since you can plan the party where you and your guests are staying, you won't have to shell out extra cash for a party bus or transportation to take your guests to and from your wedding destination. That'll save you a couple hundred dollars.
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Select Special Packages
Most resorts will have wedding packages that you can chose from. That way, you don't have to take on the added stress of finding a caterer, figuring out where to rent your tables and chairs, hiring enough bartenders and waitstaff - or deal with the clean up!
Jen Glantz the founder of Bridesmaid for Hire and the author of the new book Always a Bridesmaid (For Hire). She frequently wears old bridesmaid dresses to the grocery store and on first dates.