If there’s something people commonly dislike is destination weddings. Some people always find excuses to interfere between saying yes and getting off their couches. But let me remind you how goood it feels to wake up and feel the strong beach smell, that salty and fresh air going touching your skin and making you be on your vacation mode from morning till night.
Let me tell you a few reasons to realize that destination weddings are just the best kind of weddings ever.
1. Perfect excuse to have mini vacations
It can be hard to take a few days off work to travel to that destination you really, really want to go. Or maybe, you just never find a date that can fit in your schedule, because, anyway, you have nobody to go with.
2. Do it for the free stuff
Someone else is literally funding your partying weekend. Plus, the in-room gift basket is going to be a lot cooler because a) you’re going to get a gift basket in-room b) your buddies would love that you flew with them on their special day c) they want you to party as much as possible, because your hangover cures, midnight treats, and island map will all be bundled up in a pretty little bow for you. No need to visit the nearest Combos and Advil convenience store in your party clothes at 3 am.
3. Flying can be fun now!
Although sitting on an airplane is not as pleasant as laying out on your sofa, thanks to free wifi, television, and the availability of those movies you almost saw in the cinema, but didn’t, flying can be a fun little way to spend a few hours these days.
Plus, bottles of mini booze! Start the party early, nobody’s going to blame you, they’re just just going to join you
4. Crashers? Do they exist?
If you’re thinking that an unknown person will crash at your wedding, that won’t happen at all.
5. Let the explorer come out
New place, new faces, new things to get to know. You’re already there, you might as well get on out and see what this destination has to offer. Maybe bring a local as your plus 1!
6. That fee will be just mind blowing
Deep turquoise waters, white silky sand, your hand holding a bright piña colada and any other moment you want to capture cannot compete with anything. Your feed will look like a photo shoot taken out of paradise.
7. No uncomfortable situations with elementary classmates
Just those who are very close friends will turn up, and therefore no randos will show up.
8. There’s no guest-list hierarchy
There’s no chance you’ll suffer the indignity of being invited to the wedding and not the rehearsal dinner.
9. Did you enjoy your weekend?
Forget about tense neck, dead eyes and yawning all the way. You’ll be looking brand new after a relaxation weekend enjoying your dear friends joining their lives with each other.
10. Obvious gifts can be a surprise after all.
“I feel like a total jerk — I still haven’t gotten you guys a wedding present” would be the perfect excuse if you bought them something and want to send it wight to their address, either because it’s too heavy or it didn’t fit in your luggage.