|Wedding And Honeymoon In One?|
An Interview with Sasha Souza - Medialink
An estimated six-hundred thousand people got engaged on Valentine's Day this year, so what better time is there than now to start planning for the big day. If sinking your toes into fine white sand and soaking up tropical rays describes your perfect honeymoon getaway, why not combine wedding ceremony and honeymoon in one great destination - a "wedding-moon!"
|Expert wedding planner gives advice on how to plan|
the ultimate combined wedding and honeymoon.
This new trend has boomed in the last decade, as couples have discovered the cost-cutting sense of taking the ceremony to the honeymoon locale while leaving something in the bank for the return home.
Did you know?
• There are estimated to be over 400,000 destination weddings this year
• Nine percent of all couples have a destination wedding, a 200% increase in the last 10 years
• Over the last fifteen years, the average cost of a wedding has grown 73% to $26,327
The cost of a "wedding-moon" can be much lower than the average wedding. Starting at $2,500, these romantic getaways typically include airport transfers, accommodations, food, drink and everything you'd need for the ceremony and reception.
About Sasha Souza, Founder of Sasha Souza Events and Wedding Planning Specialist
Sasha is the founder of Sasha Souza Events, a Gala Award winning company, and specializes in full service wedding and event design. Since 1999, she has been the Wediquette expert on Blissweddings.com. In addition, Souza Events has also been featured on Style Network's "Whose Wedding is It Anyway?," Bay Area's NBC11, ABC News Primetime, KABC's "Eye on LA" and Inside Edition. Her work has also been published in magazines such as Modern Bride, Elegant Bride, Better Homes and Gardens, InStyle and Sunset Weddings. In 2004, Sasha was honored by Modern Bride magazine as one of the top 25 trendsetters in the wedding industry, and is on the Modern Bride advisory panel.