The duration of a destination wedding depends on various factors such as the location, the size of the wedding, and the activities planned. However, typically, destination weddings last for around three to four days.
Here is a general timeline of a destination wedding:
Day 1: Arrival and Welcome Dinner The first day is usually reserved for guests’ arrival and welcome dinner or reception. This event provides an opportunity for the couple and their guests to socialize, relax and get to know each other.
Day 2: Pre-Wedding Festivities Day 2 can be dedicated to pre-wedding festivities such as a mehndi ceremony, sangeet, or haldi ceremony. These events are usually more informal and allow the guests and the couple to enjoy traditional Indian customs and culture.
Day 3: Wedding Ceremony The wedding ceremony is typically held on the third day. It is the most significant event of the wedding and can take several hours to complete. The ceremony is usually followed by a reception or dinner party.
Day 4: Farewell Brunch and Departure On the last day, a farewell brunch or breakfast is usually held before guests depart.
Of course, this timeline is just a general guide, and the duration and schedule of a destination wedding can be customized based on the couple’s preferences and the location. Additionally, couples who plan to extend the wedding into a mini-vacation can add more days to the itinerary.