Planning A Destination Wedding

These days we are more mobile than ever and planning a destination wedding has become very popular. There are so many reasons destination weddingwhy choosing a destination wedding and there are just a few:

  • If you live in an area of the country that is landlocked, a beach wedding is a good choice

  • If you want a winter wedding but live in an area that’s just cold and no snow, how about a wedding in the mountains?

  • Irish heritage? What about a Castle in Ireland wedding?

  • What about Paris?

The list goes on and on but the choice is yours. Often when we imagine a destination wedding, we picture white sandy beaches but don’t forget about the possibility of having a wedding in a national park or a historical landmark. An advantage to a destination wedding can also be the location for your honeymoon and a vacation of a lifetime for your guests. This could also allow you and your guests an opportunity to visit another country or another continent.

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Destination weddings can be fun and amazing, but there is some work involved and you need to plan well in advance. For instance; if you are getting married in the United States, be sure to contact the marriage license department of the destination country. It may also be worth calling a local wedding planner for a consultation. The help of a wedding planner at your destination could save you a lot of headaches. Another source of information is to contact one of the venues that offer weddings in the area where you are planning your destination wedding. These properties often have a wedding banquet manager who can be an enormous help and supply you with a list of documents you will need. Even if you don’t book your wedding with them, they are often happy to help and offer local advice.

Castle weddingIf your thinking of choosing another country for your destination wedding, you must familiarize yourself and understand the legal documents and requirements to get married in that county. It’s a good idea and source of great information is to contact the country’s embassy for legal requirements and other required documents. If you are not comfortable dealing with embassies, try contact local hotels for information. Wedding professionals at your destination hotel should be able to provide you with valuable information. Many well-liked destination wedding locations offer on site wedding coordinators who are trained and qualified to answer all your questions.

Keep in mind that in very remote areas, you might not be able to find anyone to provide the wedding services you desire but an alternative is hiring a tour guide who can also help you get your questions answered.

Till nest time, Enjoy!

Kay Kach


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