Let’s take our vows in a place so far away and seal our love in the most beautiful space the world has ever seen. These are the most beautiful words to describe a destination wedding and we love a good one any day anytime. It is amazing to see couples travel several miles to tie the knot in a space so perfect and serene that screams love and eternity.
Planning such an event is no easy feat and will require paying attention to a lot of details. Before jetting off to a foreign land to marry your love, there are some important details to consider. To make your process and decision easier we have put together 10 steps to decide on a fabulous destination wedding.
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- Choose a location
The first step to the perfect destination wedding is choosing a location that is perfect and describes your love, love story with your partner. For many, they have always had a location in mind, and if you didn’t discuss possible locations with your partner that they would consider perfect for your big day.
- Weather and Season
At certain times of the year, certain locations are not a great choice for a wedding due to the weather. So when deciding on a location ask what time of the year is best for a wedding so your concerns are duly addressed.
- Set Your Budget
Without a doubt, destination weddings are expensive and capital intensive so it is important for you to speak with your partner about cost and not going over your finances. Certain locations are luxurious and quite expensive so you need to draw up a spending budget with your partner. A common mistake that couples make while planning a destination wedding is forgetting to include in their budget the travel expenses.
- Hire a Planner
What’s a destination wedding without an amazing planner who understands the location, has a relationship with vendors in the area to make your decisions easier. We advise hiring a local wedding planner or a planner who knows the country, its language, and local habits well. Hiring a local wedding planner is fundamental to go through the wedding planning experience happily and calmly till the wedding day. A wedding planner can help the couple consider which vendors they need, keep the budget under control, or focus it on services that better represent your style, and finding nice ideas that will let you realize what you really want.
- Meet vendors
The success of a destination wedding lies in the hand of your vendors just as much as the wedding planner. Meet your vendors and explain your vision to them in detail. If a vision board is being created before the event it makes it easier to achieve as you share it with them and run through the details together.
- Make a trip to the location
Pictures, videos, and calls will never be enough so you need to make your first trip to the location with your partner or alone making decisions for both of you. During this visit, check out options and suggestions by your vendors and also find other vendors you might need at the location like a hairstylist, makeup artist, etc. Seeing the locations makes your decisions easier.
- Consider Distances and Accommodation
During your trip to the location consider the distance to your country, place of residence. The travel hours and also the accommodation available for guests and others who will be attending the event. No one should be stranded and every location should be easily accessible by guests.
- Consider unexpected expenses
A destination wedding doesn’t come cheap so prepare your mind for certain expenses you might be made to bear during the planning, wedding ceremony. Draw up a budget for these expenses and have it kept aside.
- Follow requirements, documentation
There are marriage requirements for every state, country, and also other necessary travel documents that you will need to have and provide ahead of your event. Find out the documents, requirements and ensure that you have them.
- Spoil Your Guest
Guest have traveled several miles to be with you and watch you get married so provide them with the best experience. Gifts, events should be organized so everyone has a seamless experience at your wedding. Once all these are done head out and get married away.
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