If you are planning a wedding anytime soon, you will first and foremost have to think of the “where” before you decide on the “how”. Why not be completely original and instead of having a destination wedding, choose a local venue at a third of the cost, and as an alternative choose a honeymoon that is completely out of the ordinary. There are pros and cons when it comes to having weddings close to home. The best part of all is that you can invite everyone that you know from Great Aunt Sarah to your eccentric cousin Arnold. Everyone that played a role in your life from the day you were born can attend, whereas a destination wedding could be limiting as the budget usually just does not stretch that far. Wedding planning is essential.
For those individuals based in Johannesburg, a venue such as The Stone Cellar is a great choice as it costs a fraction of what it would usually cost to hire a venue, say, in Muldersdrift, although Muldersdrift does offer some particularly lovely spots where you can tie the knot. If you would like to see what everyone else thinks of a local venue, whether in Joburg, Cape Town, Durban or anywhere else in South Africa, all you need to do is to visit us on Yowzit to fit out what the buzz is around about town. Whether you need to find photographers, caterers, someone for your cake, your wedding dress and more – someone out there has said something good (or bad) about a service close to where you live. Take full advantage and hear what the others have to say. Word of mouth is a powerful tool – the power lies in the art of listening to what others have to say.
The honeymoon is also important: Granted Mauritius is lovely and so are local destinations, but have you considered going somewhere completely original that won’t break the bank? Why not settle for a fabulous African destination such as Nigeria or perhaps India which is like nowhere else on Earth? As a destination, India is as diverse as its billion inhabitants; an alluring mix of incredible landscapes, palaces, temples, wildlife and beaches. Here you can experience mosques, mausoleums and Mughals. It is the land of Maharajas and more.
Think out of the box when tying the knot.
You need not do what everyone else is doing – have a peek at the Yowzit site to save money and disappointments for your wedding day; indeed weddings in 2014 need not break the bank, and neither should the honeymoon.