Once you’ve picked out your ideal wedding locale, the next step is figuring out how to plan a destination wedding miles away from home. But, before you jet off to a foreign land to marry your love, you have some important details to consider as you start planning your destination wedding. Wedding Affair brings to you 7 things you need to keep in mind for a destination wedding. Read on to find out how to plan a destination wedding — regardless of where in the world you get hitched.
Location is Everything
Keep in mind that the destination you choose must have all of the resources you may need. You should know that if in case you have plans to get married on a beach, it has luxury hotels and resorts as well where your guests can stay peacefully.
Guests Should ‘Know’
It doesn’t matter when you are planning to get married, make sure you give your guests ample time to make necessary arrangements. It’s important to give your nearest and dearest plenty of time to calculate if they can manage to travel for your wedding.
It is a foreign land. No matter how many times you must have visited the place, there’s no way you can arrange the whole wedding on your own. Make sure you find a planner that specialises in organising destination weddings in that area. This way, instead of spending hours on phone calls trying to overcome a language barrier or making executive decisions about flowers and ceremony site from miles away, you will have an expert on hand to take care of it all for you. All you’ll have to do is rest assured and enjoy your wedding.
Visit In Advance
Ideally, you should see your venue once before booking and again three to four months before the wedding to finalise the details. If a second trip’s not possible, arrive at least five days early to make those decisions and do a hair and makeup trial. Generally, people overlook this and what it results in is an unnecessary hassle.
Pick Your Vendors In Person
In advance of your first site visit, set up meetings with the better-known florists and rental companies available near your destination. Additionally, also ask for referrals from your venue on the ground. This way you might uncover local talent you might not have known about.
Stuff That Suitcase
It is always better to always pack your essentials with you rather than get them shipped. Shipping overseas is risky and expensive, which is why it is always better to pack as much as possible into checked luggage.
Tailor Your Wedding Dress To The Destination
While you may be thinking of wearing a precious Sabyasachi lehenga, keep in mind that your ensemble should blend well with the weather of your destination. Breathable fabrics work best in a hot, humid location, lightweight lace in Mexico is stunning, as is an embellished ball gown at a villa in France.
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