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The Wide World of Destination Weddings

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By Lisa Light, Spokesperson for Princess Cruises
As published on the website of Princess Cruises

There’s no doubt that the idea of a destination wedding has captured the imagination of the modern bride (and groom). Every year more and more couples decide to ‘get away from it all’ and say their vows in spectacular locations around the globe. In fact, today more than 10 percent of all nuptials are now destination weddings.

It’s not hard to understand why these away-from-home ceremonies are becoming all the rage. Getting married on a sun swept beach, a charming Italian villa or even far out at sea adds an extra air of romance to the event, and certainly creates once-in-lifetime memories. It’s a wonderful adventure that couples can share with their friends and family, and there’s no need to plan a separate honeymoon.

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The number of couples choosing destination weddings has increased by 200 percent in the last 10 years and the trend continues to grow.

Your goal is to answer this question: Is a destination wedding right for us? First ask yourself why you are considering a destination wedding.

Destination weddings have definitely captured the imagination of American couples for a number of reasons. But choosing to have your wedding far from home is not a decision to be taken lightly. In my consultations with couples, I can usually tell very quickly whether a destination wedding would fit their personalities, dreams and circumstances. I'd like to share with you some common reasons people choose destination weddings and help you decide if they not only appeal to you, but also fit with your own objectives and priorities. Your goal is to answer this question: Is a destination wedding right for us?

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Many people choose a destination wedding because they want to combine the wedding and honeymoon, celebrating both in the same wonderful location. Others want to separate the two; enjoying the nuptials with family and friends in one location, and then moving off to another spot, as Mr. and Mrs. for a few private days of relaxation. In either case, travel research will be part of your planning.

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