We can’t help but notice a continued trend in getting married away. What does this mean for weddings planned for 2010 and 2011? We are certain that weddings taking place in 2010 and 2011 will continue to experience a rise in the destination wedding market.
We’ll share with you a glimpse into the Precious Nuptials & Destinations’ destination wedding scene. Let’s set the stage a bit. If you are familiar with our brand, you will know that we are not the Wal-Mart brand of destination wedding planners. As with any good destination wedding planner, we won’t claim global expertise. That would make our services generic with no real specialty. We do, however, stay in the know and specialize in Caribbean, Mexico, and South Pacific destinations. Our limited clientele of destination wedding couples appreciate our focus and education on these destination wedding specific regions.
With that said, here are our 2010 findings that we feel will flow over into 2011 destination weddings:
- Most of our couples hail from the great state of Texas!
- Most of our couples are 28-32 years of age.
- A growing number of request derive from couples that have attended a recent destination wedding (past two years).
- Understandably, most are not desiring the formal ballroom fête.
- Most are designed around the base of a resort wedding package with added upgrades and personal touches.
- Most are concerned with ease of travel for their guests.
- Most will wed at one location and moon away to another destination(s).
- Most are looking to reduce the hoopla of a local wedding (i.e. traditions, size, cost).
- Average number of guests attending: 50-60.
- Although most of our couples have a reduced guest count in comparison to a local wedding, many are spending above average per person cost.
[To your precious nuptial :: Cheers!]