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Money-Saving Tips for Planning a Destination Wedding

Destination weddings are a highly popular alternative to traditional weddings for a myriad of reasons. They offer brides and grooms a unique backdrop for tying the knot and enable them to combine a wedding and honeymoon into one convenient and cost-saving package. That said, while a destination wedding can mean fewer expenses for brides and grooms, they can be expensive for family and friends who join you for the ceremony and festivities – especially when guests have to start factoring in how much time they'll have to take off of work, as well as budgeting money for food, entertainment, sleeping arrangements, etc. So, before you start planning a destination wedding, consider your guests' potential costs (as well as your own) and check out the following key budgeting tips: How to Save Money When Planning a Destination Wedding

Tips to Save Money While Planning a Destination Wedding

1. Pick a destination and hotel resort that will appeal to everyone

Of course, this is your wedding and the location you choose should appeal, foremost, to you and your fiancé. However, it's important to also make sure the location appeals to the family and friends you want to attend your special day. After all, this may be their only vacation this year, so it's good to consider what they will enjoy as well.

Are your friends nature lovers? Will they bring their kids and need family-friendly activities? Choosing a destination like Las Vegas offers something for everyone to enjoy and a resort with a variety of amenities.

2. Go for the wedding package

Wedding packages are designed with couples in mind. Various resorts and attractions offer wedding bundles that include services from popular local wedding vendors. They can often be customized to reflect your unique personality and style. By choosing a wedding package, you can save time and money by not having to vet vendors and pay for each service individually.

Maverick Helicopters offers a variety of wedding packages, each providing a unique and unforgettable experience. Our packages include limousine transportation, bouquets and boutonnieres, the minister, caterers, champagne and, of course, a 5-star helicopter ride to and from your ceremony (or to have your ceremony in!). Our in-house wedding coordinator is here to help you plan your day, customize your details and make sure your day goes off without a hitch.

3. Save big by booking in the off-season

Once you've found your dream location, the next step in planning a destination wedding is choosing the when. While it may be tempting to go for a specific date, like your anniversary, you can save money by booking during the location's off-season. For example, airline prices to Las Vegas, as well as other in-city attractions, are at their cheapest in August and October and those months are still bustling with activities.

4. Choose a wedding venue with character and natural beauty

Where you want to spend money for your destination wedding is on the venue. Avoid the typical hotel ballroom and go for something unique to your location.

Take Your Wedding to New Heights with Maverick Helicopters

If you chose Las Vegas as the backdrop of your destination wedding, talk to our in-house wedding coordinator to save the date. We offer a wide variety of in-air and landing-site wedding ceremonies. Call 702-948-1325 to get started planning your destination wedding!


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