A destination wedding is any wedding in which the engaged couple or a majority of their guests travel to attend the wedding ceremony. The distance traveled can range from a few hours' drive to days of international travel.
Many destinations may increase the overall cost for your guests, when travel, lodging, and even time off of work are factored in. For that reason, destination weddings are often more intimate in scale than close-to-home events. Save the Dates are very helpful in giving guests enough time to make travel plans.
Destination weddings give the couple the opportunity to choose a site that has a special meaning for them, such as a favorite country, locale, or even terrain--a mountain view or beach might just "fit" their personalities--or they might simply choose a beautiful location they'd like to spend time in with their close friends and families.
Depending on the location, it may be helpful to plan additional events during the time guests are in the area, to introduce them to the location. On the other hand, they may wish to have time to explore on their own. A balance of optional scheduled events and free time should be considered.