The holidays are a big time for engagements, so in honor of many of you getting engaged over Christmas and New Yearâ€™s and with Valentineâ€™s Day just around the corner we wanted to put together a quick guide on what to do next. Since youâ€™re here, you have probably decided to have a destination wedding. Congratulations! Now that youâ€™ve made that all-important first step, you may have a ton of questions, like â€œwhere do I start?â€ â€œHow do I choose a resort?â€ â€œHow can I plan a wedding in a place Iâ€™ve never been?â€ â€œHow can I have a fabulous destination wedding for less than $10,000?â€ and more. Youâ€™ll quickly learn that the internet is going to be your best friend while planning, and to make things even easier, weâ€™ve created a list of the top 5 online resources for planning your destination wedding. From advice to inspiration to budgets, weâ€™ve got it all covered here! Just please donâ€™t blame us if you donâ€™t see your friends or family for a while because youâ€™re having too much fun browsing these sites.
5.The Budget Savvy Bride. Did you know the average wedding now costs over $25,000? With many brides turning to destination weddings as a cost-cutting measure (not having to invite everyone you know is just icing on the cake!), this blog can help you bring down your overall budget even further. They offer several great tips on how to save money through DIY (did you know you can design and engineer your own uplighting? Yeah, neither did we!), tips from former brides whoâ€™ve planned weddings on a budget (you can even browse by wedding budget if you have a strict maximum) as well as coupons, deals and discounts that you can use on things youâ€™ll need for your wedding.
There you have itâ€”our top 5 picks for online resources to plan your destination wedding. Weâ€™d love to hear your input too! Did we forget a site thatâ€™s been key in your planning? Let us know! Also, if you have a holiday engagement story, donâ€™t forget to share it in the forums!
*OK it was me. And no, none of my friends/Pinterest followers believed that my â€œpartyâ€ board was just for parties.