Do you want a feeling of adventure and excitement for your wedding? Having a destination wedding requires careful planning and guidelines to make it the special day you want. Here are some tips to planning a destination wedding.
1) Choose The Perfect Spot
The nature of your wedding, the budget, time and travel will be determined by the location of your wedding.
Consider your personal style when picking the perfect spot. This will make the wedding guests get a feel of ‘you’ in the wedding.
2) Consider Your Numbers
Consider the number of guests when booking a site for your wedding. Some sites sets requirements for the number of guests that will be accommodated. You might end up spending more on food or on empty rooms for guests.
Also, your guest list may be smaller than the venue can accommodate.
To prevent this, carefully create the guests numbers.
3) Visit in Advance
It is ideal to visit your venue before booking at least three to four months before your wedding.
Also consider doing a hair and make-up trial months to your wedding.
4) Select Your Wedding Vendors in Person
Meet your vendors in person months to your wedding. Set up meetings with them and ask for referrals. This is to be sure that you choose reliable persons that will work towards making your wedding a successful one.
5) Never Check Your Wedding Dress
It’s ideal to carry your wedding dress along with you when boarding the plane. Do not check it because you never can say it goes with the plane or not.
Be sure that there’s someone that can press and steam the dress.
6) Factor in the Extra Expenses
A destination wedding can be more expensive than having your wedding where you live. There are extra expenses that have to be factored in, such as, travel costs for you and your family, planning trips, welcome bags for guests and so on.
7) Tell Them Beforehand
You should inform your bridal party about the destination so that they know how much they would be spending. They can politely decline your invite if their finances are tight.
Don’t feel offended if some of your family and friends decline your invite. They would be covering a lot of bills such as the travel and hotel fees.
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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