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The advantages of a destination wedding

Wedding couple on the beach at Bawah Reserve, Destination wedding location

So you’re engaged to be married and busy planning the when and the where. The possibilities are exciting but also seemingly never-ending – as are the opinions fired at you from every angle. How can something so fun turn so stressful? Many couples describe this as the light bulb moment where they entertain the thought “Would it not be easier to wed on a private island in the middle of nowhere?”

The answer is almost always “yes” – it is easier, much easier.

 

What does it mean to have a destination wedding?

A destination wedding is a wedding held in a setting away from your hometown. Oftentimes, a destination wedding and the honeymoon are celebrated in the same venue.

 

Here’s why destination weddings can be easier:


1) The invitation list

 

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A destination wedding naturally limits the numbers. Your close family and friends will often go the distance to be there for you, but many peripheral guests will make their excuses, leaving you with a smaller, more genuine group.

 

Top Tip:

If you are looking for an intimate affair, choose a boutique destination that can only accommodate a limited number of guests. That way you and your party benefit from true privacy during your stay.


2) All taken care of!

 

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Many resorts have a wedding manager to take care of the details for you. They can arrange everything from the catering and the cake to your make-up and hair, leaving you with fewer wedding tasks to manage yourselves.


Top Tip:

Choose a destination that allows you to tailor plans to your wishes. There are many resorts offering this so don’t be pressured into buying a set package. This is your day and your dreams – so own it.

 


3) Relax and enjoy

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As resort guests, no one in your party needs to worry about practical plans, like they do at home. Instead everyone is on holiday mode, relaxed and stress-free to enjoy your special day.


Top Tip:

Choose a resort that offers meals included in the rates. Then you and your guests can dine together every night without worrying about additional costs.


4) Picture perfect

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A resort destination is usually located in natural beauty, which means the backdrop for your wedding photos is ready. Beautiful memories can be captured very naturally without you have to lift a finger or spend a huge amount on flowers.


Top Tip:

Check out the resort of your choice on Instagram. Instead of scrolling through the resort’s own images, take a look at the tagged images by tapping on the person icon next to the grid icon. This will show you what guests’ images look like, and give you a flavour of the types of images you can expect to take too.

 

 

5) No more logistics

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Choose a resort that can offer a selection of venues for you and your party to celebrate. The ceremony may be in one location, drinks and canapés in another, while the wedding meal is on a beach or in a restaurant. Instead of parades of cars and taxis and worrying whether uncle Bob has had too much drink to be able to drive, you can easily glide from space to space, allowing more time to soak up the
atmosphere and the bubbles!

 
Top Tip:

Make sure the destination you choose does offer more than one space for
your party. It can be a little dull if you are stuck in one space for the entire event.

 


6) More than just a day

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Choosing a destination wedding makes your special day become more like a special week! It’s likely you and your guests will have some time at the resort before and after the big day, so the celebrations can go on and on.

 

Top Tip:

Look for a destination that offers long-stay packages or deals.

 


7) Time for each other

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Be sure to make time for each other during your trip, rather than spending all your time entertaining family and friends that have come with you. A good wedding destination will provide plenty to do for your guests on their own.

 
Top Tip:

Choose a resort that allows you one romantic night a deux – whether that is a special romantic meal for two, a special activity or maybe a different suite in another location to give you private together time.

 


8) Easy Access

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If you and your guests are flying in from different parts of the world, be sure to choose somewhere in close proximity to a major airport. This way flights will be more regular and won’t break the bank.


Top Tip:

Choose a resort that handles travel logistics for you. Then you and guests don’t need to spend hours coordinating pick-ups and drop-offs.


From our love story to yours, weddings at Bawah Reserve.

Getting married on our remote islands means you can relax and enjoy every minute while we take care of your dream wedding. Bawah Reserve is easy to get to. We take care of your journey from Singapore or Batam, Indonesia and can take up to 10 people at a time in our seaplane.

You and your guests will fall in love with the natural beauty of Bawah Reserve, making the perfect backdrop for your photos and memories. With four distinct settings, you and your party can move around the island to enjoy your spectacular day.

We offer a variety of suite types depending on your budget and requirements, and Bawah Reserve's nightly rates are inclusive of meals, one daily spa treatment per person and activities. If you stay 4 nights, you get the 5th night free.

Our dedicated team is here to help you create a day you’ll never forget. We can help arrange photographers, videographers, live entertainment/DJ, flowers, special alcohol requests, make-up artists and hair stylists as well as Indonesian marriage certificates and officiants.

A wedding at Bawah Reserve can flow effortlessly into an idyllic honeymoon too. Guests can return home while you enjoy romantic dining and special moments on our islands as a newly married couple.

 

If you would like to know more about our wedding packages please do make an enquiry here or browse our brochure here.

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