Have you ever gone to a destination wedding? A survey of 1,500 Americans found 27% of us have. The other 73% haven’t, mainly because it’s too expensive. Here are five stats from the survey . . .
1. The number one reason we don’t go is the cost. 71% of people cited it as the main reason they’d skip it. Not wanting to take time off work was next, followed by not liking the destination.
2. 50% of people said they probably wouldn’t go to a wedding in another country, no matter how tight they were with the bride and groom.
3. 66% of people said you shouldn’t be expected to give a present if it’s a destination wedding. Just being there is enough.
4. The top reasons couples have destination weddings are to save money by honeymooning in the same place . . . to check a destination off their bucket list . . . and to LIMIT the number of guests.
5. The average destination wedding actually costs LESS than other weddings do. $28,000, compared to the national average of just over $35,000 for normal weddings. Again, the guest count usually has something to do with it. (PR Newswire)