Planning a destination wedding is a lovely way of exploring a new environment and culture and celebrating your special day in a beautiful and romantic atmosphere. It’s also a great way of going on an adventure and experiencing a different culture and way of life.
As exciting as a destination wedding might be, there are challenges that are associated with it, challenges that might ruin your special day if not addressed. There are several mistakes that must be avoided if you want to have a perfect destination wedding.
Not Checking The Date
A big mistake the bride and groom make is not checking the local activity calendar. Checking it will make you aware of any holiday or local festivities around the time planned for your wedding ceremony.
Planning the date ahead gives you knowledge of dates to avoid, which might affect the rate of hotels and flights.
Planning Late For Your Destination Wedding
Don’t wait too late to plan venue booking as well as accommodations for you and your guests.
Assuming It Will Be All Comfortable
Know that things wouldn’t be like it used to at home. You’re in an entirely new environment and things are bound to change.
Not Planning For Your Flight
Do not travel a day to your wedding. Also, make sure you travel with all important documents, jewelry and other stuffs.
Not Determining Your Budget
Before creating your budget, determine your budget limit; what you can afford, the number of your wedding guests as well as the type of wedding you want.
Not Creating Your Guest Lists
One mistake made in planning destination wedding is not creating the lists of guests. Your guests count will assist you in ordering the right amount of invitations.
Not Accounting For Weather Plans
One big mistake made in planning a destination wedding is not accounting for the wind or sun.
Excessive heat can make your wedding guests very uncomfortable. Beach weddings can be very windy.
Not Planning For The Venue
When planning a destination wedding, determining the venue that will used for your wedding reception, allocate part of your budget for the refreshment, design, flowers, as well as other vendors such as the photographers and DJ.
For a destination wedding, do not make the mistake of packing poorly. Since you’re having your wedding far from home, it is essential that you pack properly. Create a checklist to be sure of what to take along with you and pack the wedding dress and the groom’s attire specially.
Victoria is a seasoned journalist and blogger. Her articles and stories have appeared in New York Times, Huffington Post and Slate. When she’s not about town checking out weddings, she enjoys her life as a happy wife and mother.
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