Where ever the future bride and groom decide to celebrate their vows, the wedding will have the same significance and give you the same wonderful start to a beautiful life together, planning a destination weddings however can add a little extra kick to the wedding of your dreams.
When planning a destination wedding the first thing to do is talk about some different places that might be a good fit for your wedding dreams. Being able to have your wedding as well as your honeymoon in the same location can be a huge A big advantage. A great way to find some ideas about where to hold your destination wedding is to check out some of the different resort locations on the internet. For instance, check out Full Moon Resort.
Many resorts offer wedding packages that have everything included, even a wedding planner. They can even offer great accommodation packages for your guests. All you need to do is provide the bride and groom! If you want more control over your big day use these tips and ideas for planning one of the biggest days in your life. Here are 7 All Inclusive Destination Wedding Resorts which could also be a great idea:
When planning a destination wedding, it’s important to make sure your wedding planner knows exactly what you want. Sometimes you can get swayed and end up getting what’s in their best interest and that’s not good. By knowing what you want, it will keep tasks organized and remind you of dates that certain tasks need to be completed. Remember that by having a destination wedding, you will be planning your event long distance, so it will be imperative to have a list of things that need to be done before you arrive.
When it comes to inviting guests to your destination wedding make sure to send out announcements early. Also work on negotiating a great room block rate and let your guests know what hotel to call to reserve rooms. This will also give your guests plenty of time to work on finding good air rates that can be purchased will in advance. This video explains a lot:
If you find several of your family and friends cannot make the trip, you may also think about having another reception when you return home. Send out separate announcements for this and let them know they will have a chance to join you at a later date.
Planning destination weddings can be tricky as it is important to check on all regulations and laws. If you are being married outside of the United States, be sure to have passports, blood tests, a U.S. marriage license, if needed, and any other paperwork that will need to be done. Stay on top of this so when you arrive at your dream wedding site everything will be in order.
Also something to think about is how you will get your attire to your destination wedding. You might want to consider shipping everything out a few weeks before the wedding. You should be able to get some help with this with either a wedding planner or even the Banquet Manager who is hosting your event. Call the destination and confirm that everything arrived in a peaceful state and have them commit to make sure it will be kept safe. This will also give you two weeks extra time in the event that something is damaged in travel.
A few extra vendors you will need to hire for a destination wedding;
clergy or wedding officiate
wedding planner (make sure the resort does not include a person who acts in the same capacity of a wedding planner, many do a bakery to complete your wedding
For information on different services offered, you can contact the destination’s Visitor Bureau
A few of the more popular destination wedding spots include Jamaica in the Caribbean, the Florida Keys, the blue waters of Hawaii, and Las Vegas, with its hundreds of wedding chapels.
As long as you plan ahead and expect a few challenges, your destination wedding is sure to be day to remember.
Till next time, happy planning!