You’re engaged — hooray! Just as you’re catching your breath from the thrill of the proposal, there’s another surprise in store: the sticker shock of throwing a wedding bash.
According to The Knot, the national average cost of a wedding is $33,391. A figure which has some couples running for the hills — or a Central American beach or perhaps a colonial Mexican city — for a potentially more affordable destination wedding away from home.
Depending on where and how you say “I do,” you can slash costs in half or even by a third. You just need to be clever. For instance, many destination weddings mean fewer guests, and if you stay for a honeymoon you won’t need to pay for additional flights. Here are some enticing locations where you can host an outstanding destination wedding — for less money.