How to Plan a Destination Wedding
Destination weddings are becoming more and more popular, for more reasons than because they offer a chance to exchange matching wedding bands in an exotic or breathtaking location.
There is a financial appeal to destination weddings, which is one of the main reasons why this trend has become so popular. Destination weddings can end up being less expensive since the guest list is a lot smaller. If only the guests who are truly committed to attending the wedding are able to travel, you can avoid paying upwards of $50 a head to feed those people you felt obligated to invite.
With careful planning, a destination wedding is feasible and might even be an ideal option for you. Here are a few tips on how to plan a destination wedding:
Planning ahead of time and being organized are key to planning a destination wedding. The further you plan ahead, the more likely you are to get the exact resort or destination you want for your upcoming wedding. Make sure you ask about a large group discount at the hotels and resorts when you’re booking your venue, and do your homework when researching reputable vendors. Sending save-the-dates is also extremely important for destination weddings; advance notice allows your guests enough time to get their plane tickets and make appropriate plans.
Be Familiar with the Law
If you’ve spent all this time and money planning a destination wedding, you’re definitely going to want to make sure your nuptials are legal! Every country has different laws for marriage, so you need to familiarize yourself with the laws of the country you’ll be married in to ensure that you will have all the documentation you need. Research the requirements thoroughly before choosing a location.
It’s a good idea to have some basic knowledge of the place where you are hosting your wedding. The best way to do this is to visit! Take a trip with your sweetheart and scope out the place you plan to declare your love and devotion to one another. Use this time to talk to resorts and vendors and work out any details that are easier in person. Also make sure you have a good understanding of your destination’s weather conditions– nothing will ruin a destination wedding faster than a hurricane or some other weather-related disaster.
Before you tie the knot, pick out a pair of beautiful matching wedding bands