The problem with destination weddings

What’s the problem with destination weddings? Listen to Larry David’s funny response in the video above.

Larry won’t go to any wedding where you have to get on a plane. Let’s face it, a lot of people hate flying. And plane fares for a family get pricey fast. And then you have to get a hotel, feed your family, and buy a wedding gift. Destination weddings are a big ask of your guests.

As talk show host Rich Eisen says in the clip above, he won’t even buy a gift for a destination wedding because “his presence is his present.”

And sometimes couples planning destination weddings go way too far in making demands on their guests, like the couple getting married on a beach in the Caribbean who insisted on a color-coordinated dress code. You can almost hear their invitees groaning at the thought of having to buy a new wardrobe for the affair.


As Larry David would simply say: “too far.” (And too expensive.)

Now if you’re considering such an affair, are you sure you want Uncle Charlie and his rowdy sons hanging around after the wedding while you’re trying to honeymoon in peace?

Just asking.

And whatever you do, don’t say on your wedding invitation, “we can hardly wait for you to blow your tax refund on our destination wedding.”

Good news …

Now for the good news: if you jettison your destination wedding plans and stick with good ol’ Fayetteville for your wedding celebration, there’s no need to blow your tax refund on high quality entertainment. Five Star Entertainment is half to a third the cost of a decent wedding band. And with our package pricing, you can afford extras like photo booth and decor lighting.

As Dorothy said in the Wizard of Oz, “there’s no place like home.” She didn’t realize she was talking about where to have your wedding.