Why Choose a Destination Wedding

St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, is one of the most popular destination wedding locations for US citizens, largely due to the fact that you don’t need a passport to visit! Besides the ease of travel, the allure of St. Thomas can also be attributed to its endless beauty- from turquoise blue water, bright coral reefs, sandy beaches,Destination-Wedding-image-1 lush hills and mountains, friendly people, to the terrific food & drinks! Bolongo Bay Beach Resort is one of the leading wedding providers on St. Thomas,providing top-notch service and accommodations. The wedding team at Bolongo will handle every detail leading up to, and following your big day – they want you to feel like a guest at your own wedding! One of the advantages, and often the whole intention, of traveling to a far-off location to get married is to leave the details to someone else! Let them create a stress-free, easy, and fun experience for you and your guests!


Why should you choose a destination wedding? Besides loving the locale itself, there are many great reasons to look into it:

Be Different

With more than 2 million weddings each year in the US, only about 25% of these couples opt for a destination wedding! Stand out by getting married somewhere different than all your friends! Don’t feel like you have to use the same hometown venues as everyone else you know. And who are we kidding, your pictures will be so much more fun to show off!

Spend Quality Time With Your Closest Family And Friends

Most weddings last for about 5 hours tops, and the bride and groom spend most of the reception racing around, trying to say hello to everyone. Destination weddings average 3+ days, so you can actually spend time with those who care about you!

Need To Cut Down On Your Guest List?

This is the perfect way to guarantee that you won’t go over budget by inviting too many guests! Send as many invitations as you need, but rest assured that not nearly as many people will RSVP as if you stayed in your hometown. Worried about offending those who can’t attend? Throw a post-wedding party, or even save your formal reception for when you return.

Make The Most Out Of The Vacation

Destination weddings are a great way for your guests to get in a little vacation time! Oftentimes resorts and airlines will offer discounted rates for groups, making it even easier for your friends and family to budget in a few extra days in paradise. Also, you can kill two birds with one stone by turning your destination wedding straight into your honeymoon! Whether you’d like to stay an extra week in the same location, or travel to a neighboring island (away from friends and family), save money by using the same trip!

It’s So Much Easier!

Probably the most convincing argument to book a destination wedding- they are much easier to plan! Many resorts have wedding departments or wedding planners on property, usually offering an array of packages to keep things simple while still giving you options to customize.  What could be better than having the ability to book you room, dinner reservations, island tours, couples massage, and wedding all in one phone call! Many resorts, such as Bolongo Bay in St. Thomas, VI, offer everything you need in one place. Their friendly Wedding and Event staff will work with you to plan the perfect welcome party, rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony and reception right at Bolongo, saving you the confusion of booking outside venues, finding local vendors, and booking transportation all over the island for you and your guests! On that note, most destination weddings will actually save you money, even considering the travel expenses!


Wednesday02 Oct 2013