How far is too far to travel for a wedding?
As a general suggestion, try to keep the travel distance under 20 miles from ceremony to reception. If your reception site is further away than 20 miles, then be sure to make it a special destination for you as well as your guests.
Is 2 hours away a destination wedding?
If your wedding is within an hour’s drive from the town most guests will be traveling from, it’s safe to call it a local event. However, if guests are driving two or more hours, that’s usually far enough to need an overnight hotel and can start to fall under the category of a destination wedding.
What’s considered a destination wedding?
A destination wedding, simply put, is a wedding that takes place outside of the city or town that the soon-to-be-married couple currently lives in! So whether a wedding takes place at a location an hour away from the couple’s current hometown or a few states away, it is considered a destination.
How much should you spend on a wedding based on income?
As a general rule you can set your wedding budget with this calculation: multiply your annual post-tax salary by 40%. This gives a figure based on 20% monthly savings for 2 years from your engagement until getting married. You can then add on top any financial help you receive from family.
How much is a typical destination wedding?
The total cost of a destination wedding varies. Prices depend on location, the number of days, the number of events, the U.S. dollar to local currency exchange rate, the time of year, the number of guests, and more. That said, the average estimated baseline cost of a destination wedding hovers around $35,000.