Choose the Destination
Wedding or Elopement Package that suits you, or ask for one to be customized
exactly to your tastes and needs. Each package below includes wedding venue, wedding
minister / Justice of the Peace, professional wedding photographer and a video of your ceremony. Call 757-321-0348 or e-mail Love@BlueRidgeWeddings.com
Blue Ridge Wedding Chapel
/ indoors or out
Gazebo Wedding package / indoors or out (see recent wedding movie clip)
Elopement /with 2 nights Wintergreen Resort
Simply Sweet Wedding Package / with 2 nights B & B
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With any of these packages, you may invite up to 10 guests. Use of our Bride's Dressing Room is included. See Video of Our Property
PACKAGES I MARRIAGE LICENSE I WEDDING PICS I CHAPEL PICS I GAZEBO PICS
|What is a Destination Wedding?
A Destination Wedding is a wedding that is held in a location
people like to
travel to for vacations - such as resorts, bed & breakfast inns,
or beaches. It is usually some distance away from the bride and
groom's residence. For this reason, the Destination Wedding tends
to have a smaller guest list than a traditional wedding held in
the bride or groom's hometown. Since fewer people attend the Destination
Wedding, couples often will have a large reception at a later date.
Sometimes two receptions - one in the bride's hometown and another
one in the groom's hometown. See a list of nearby THINGS TO DO
|Why are more people interested
in Destination Weddings?
It's just a fact of modern day life, that compared to a generation
young men and women are likely to locate farther from the area they
grew up in. This means they are more likely to meet a mate from
a greater distance away. Then when they decide to get married, the
decision of "where to get married" becomes a big issue.
For example, the bride may be originally from California and the
groom from London but now they are both living in Arlington, Virginia.
So, where is the wedding going to take place? With a Destination
Wedding, they just choose a place they like to visit and have the
wedding there. Fewer people will be able to come to the wedding,
but they will have a reception later in California and another one
in London. Everybody is happy.
|Do people stay longer
at Destination Weddings?
|With a Destination Wedding, the couple
may want to stay a little longer and
combine their wedding and honeymoon. In some cases, their closest
friends and/or family members attending the wedding will also stay
longer. They may want to schedule in some recreational activities
such as horseback riding, golf, tennis, winery tours or sight-seeing.
| Are Destination Weddings expensive
and difficult to plan?
Actually, Destination Weddings can be much less expensive than
traditional wedding and easier to plan too. By having all the elements
of the wedding already planned out with a small wedding package,
the couple knows the total price up front and can budget accordingly.
The Destination Wedding package that includes lodging, photography
and flowers saves the couple both time and money. The planning is
made easy and stress free. This gives the couple the opportunity
to spend their time enjoying each other's company instead of stressing
over every detail of the wedding.
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