I recently officiated at a few ‘closer’ to home’ destination weddings. Couples came to London from out of town, rented a wonderful facility, rented a block of hotel rooms and had a wonderful time with out the extra costs. Many times with destination weddings, we think of going out of the country to somewhere tropical, which not only eliminates many family members and friends who could not afford to attend, but also means ‘red’ tape with the legal requirements of being married out of province.
Have you considered getting married at a quaint inns, winery or resorts out-of-town that can and do provide wonderful wedding facilities. Think of Ontario cities and towns, like Grand Bend, Bayfield, St. Mary’s, Stratford, Ottawa, Niagara Wineries, Pelee Island, Muskoka to name only a few. Why not utilize what is nearby and get that same ‘destination’ feeling close to home!