So often you hear, "I want a destination wedding, but I'm worried my guests won't be able to attend." Something to consider when both are equally important is your location. When deciding on a location, keep a few things in mind. First, remember you're essentially taking your friends and family on a vacation with you. So give them plenty of time to plan, I suggest at least a year. Second, choose a location that is easy to get to.
Remember, a destination wedding doesn't necessarily mean from California to Cabo. You can still put your toes in the sand if you choose the right location! Don't give up your dream of a destination wedding, just be a little more creative!
For those of us in Northern California, the stunning shores of Lake Tahoe, the Shenandoah Valley, San Francisco, or the breathtaking Northern Coastline are fantastic options. You will have a true "destination" and still have your beautiful day close enough for your loved ones to travel.
If you do decide on a location that requires extensive travel, be sure to send out "save-the-dates." I also highly recommend creating a wedding website. Mywedding.com has a great website that will allow you to keep your guests up to date on lodging and other important event details. And it's FREE! Your friends and family will greatly appreciate it, and it will make their own planning process that much simpler.