15 Tips To Consider While Planning Your Destination Wedding
When love takes over and the travel bug bites you, consider a list of suggestions to make your marriage a beautiful one to remember. Here are a few things to consider before you start packing that suitcase.
1) ‘Location, Location, Location!’
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Getting married on a sunny beach or the castle on the hill looks beautiful in movies, Pinterest and Instagram. But how do those destinations work for you and your spouse in real life?
Find a place that holds meaning to you as a couple. It will make your wedding so much more beautiful and an occasion to remember. Always!
2) Be Smart & Pick A Location With Benefits
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Let’s imagine you want to plan out your whole wedding, cause honestly speaking you know what you want. But it isn’t as easy as it sounds. We suggest looking for a location and a hotel that covers either the decor and catering or even both. This will take a load off your shoulders especially in an unfamiliar locality.
3) Send Those ‘Save The Dates’ 3 Months In Advance Or Before
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For destination weddings, there’s a lot of planning that goes into your guest list. If you plan on a big wedding, give your guests prior notice so that they can sort their schedules keeping in mind your fabulous destination wedding.
4) Coordinate The Invite With The Destination
Can’t settle on the design of your invite? You need not worry about that. Use images or icons from your destination, giving guests an idea of what to expect at your wedding.
5) Take Into Consideration The Stay As Well
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Make sure you have room for all. Even a hotel around 15 minutes away comes in handy when it comes to organising the stay of your guests. You wouldn’t want to end up being the one picking them up.
6) Go Local With The Decor and Menu
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Just like your invite, do not stray away from the local produce. Use local flora and fauna for decor and the local cuisine for your catering. Many people have also started to include local wedding rituals into their ceremonies for a more authentic feel.
7) Hire A Pro
Local wedding planners will have their team ready to undertake any task or challenge put forth by the couple. Enquire about wedding planners from friends and family to ensure you pick the best for your best day!
8) Pick A Dress To The Landscape
Let your attires embrace the vibe that the destination has. If you plan to get married at Bali, pick a flowy and strappy white ensemble, without a veil. Not only will they make for better pictures but also you will be relaxed and comfortable in your present scenario.
9) Never Check Your Dress Into Luggage
That heading explains itself. In other words, always carry your dress with your hand baggage.
10) Take Makeup And Hairstyle Advice From Locals
Let your look and style flow with your destination. Pinterest your way to previous brides and their suggestions on the topic.
11) Visit In Advance
Always visit the place in advance. This is for a very simple reason, ‘What if you just do not like it?’ Pictures can always deceive you.
12) Meet Vendors In Person
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Meet local vendors in person on your visit. It is better to put a face to a name. It makes connecting and working with the person so much easier.
13) Take Trusted Vendors Along
If you believe in a particular chef or photographer, take them along. You might have to splurge a little more for their stay but you will be assured that your wedding is in good hands.
14) A Small Souvenir
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A take away from such weddings are a great item to include in the package. It may cost a little more, but your guests have something to remember from your joyful occasion.
15) Arrive A Week In Advance To Your Wedding Destination
Don’t even think of arriving later than that. You don’t need the stress of a new place and a wedding to show on your skin at the altar. Arriving earlier makes for a better, well rested and prettier bride and groom.
Dream of your wedding destination, the sensible way!