The idea of escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life and escaping for a romantic weekend with family and friends to celebrate your wedding is a dream for many couples. But traveling to far-off beaches or flying to mountain tops might not be a feasible reality for all. But just because you don’t travel far and wide, does not mean you cannot have the exact same relaxing, romantic wedding getaway in your own backyard.
La Cantera Hill Country Resort’s wedding planner, Amanda Pacheco has created a list of ways to celebrate at “Destination” wedding in your own backyard.1. Pick the Right Property
It is all about choosing a location that lets you escape! That doesn’t necessarily mean a beach somewhere. Choose a resort that has everything you need, right on property so you never have to venture out. Look for amazing pools, yummy dining options, plenty of space for all of your guests and a location that makes you feel like you are removed from it all. Obviously, La Cantera Resort is the perfect option for Texas brides, but many other Destination Hotel properties around the country offer the same thing!
2. Activities for your Guests
A trend for destination weddings that can work perfectly at home is to interact with your guests before the big day. Instead of a rehearsal dinner, throw a welcome reception or outing for all of your guests to enjoy! Whether it is just a cocktail hour with small bites or an activity like TopGolf or wine tasting in the Hill Country, these types of events allows the happy couple to spend time with your guests in a more relaxed and casual environment. This will also encourage your guests to use your wedding as a weekend getaway, if there are planned events for everyone before the ceremony begins.
3. Escape Outdoors
Most destination weddings showcase the beauty of the location, and couples can do the exact same thing in their cities. La Cantera Hill Country Resort has incredible views of the hill country and is perfectly placed to view amazing sunsets over the hills that no other location in San Antonio has. Take advantage of the natural beauty of your location and choose a time of year that is perfect for celebrating outdoors. It will create a memorable experience for your guests and make them fall in love with a city that they already know, in a completely new way.