Getting married at a beautiful place can be fulfilling for many people. But planning a wedding can be stressful sometimes, especially when it is not held close to home. Destination weddings are a memorable experience for you and your guest. Knowing what to do when planning for such occasions can be helpful. Here are some tips when planning your dream destination wedding.
1. Plan Well in Advance
Most of your family and friends will be thrilled to attend your destination wedding. However, before choosing a venue, you need to know how many people will be attending the event. When planning your wedding, you must give your guests notice in advance, so they can have plenty of time to make travel plans. Also, take into account travel logistics and book the venue in advance. Making the travel process easy and enjoyable will ensure people come to your wedding without much struggle.
2. Find Your Perfect Destination
Think about the atmosphere you want to experience during your wedding day and how it blends with your wedding theme. Be sure to do your research as you explore different venues and atmospheres that are available for you. You can create a list of options of the places you like and choose the one that you feel will be perfect for your special occasion. Choose a location that should mean something to you and your loved one. Getting married in a location with a personal connection that will make your nuptials unforgettable is essential.
3. Hire a Wedding Planner
Planning a wedding is quite stressful, especially when you are busy. Get in touch with your wedding planner to ensure your nuptials run smoothly. A wedding planner will ensure you find everything you need for your special days, such as a florist, photographer, musicians, hairstylist, and any other service you need. Ensure you select a planner who uses a contract to know what you can expect from the working relationship. They should support you with ideas, logistic advice, and assistance in executing your wedding.
4. Wedding Invitation
Once you have identified your location and set a date, you should consider creating a lavish wedding invitation. According to Azure, “the way the card stock and the envelopes you use smell, feel to the touch and look will affect how your guests experience your invitation profoundly!”. Your guest will feel the importance of your event based on how you present your invitation. You should ensure your guest receive elegant invitations to create a luxurious feeling and an unforgettable experience.
5. Check the Weather
Considering the weather is important, especially if your wedding is outdoors. You do not want to have your ceremony ruined after all the preparations. Even if you plan to marry in the city you live in; the weather is always unpredictable. Most people opt for a bright sunny day regardless of the destination. While you cannot predict the weather, you can at least do your research. The weather will also help you determine other important factors at your wedding. For example, you will know suitable clothing for you and your guests. The weather can as well affect the food type and decorations.
6. Prepare A Budget
Preparing a budget is one of the most important planning tasks for your wedding. You cannot move forward with your vision until you know how much you will need to spend. It is no secret that a wedding planning budget can feel like a daunting task. However, creating your wedding budget doesn’t have to be scary or difficult. The process can be quite simple with the help of a comprehensive wedding budget breakdown. You can find a sample from the internet as a useful guide. Seeing your wedding budget percentages will help you understand where to allocate various amounts. Creating a wedding budget will help determine whether your ideal destination will be financially doable.
7. Conduct a Pre-Visit
You can take a trip to your dream destination and check out the locations’ venues. Some of the best destination weddings usually include a planning trip by the couple. It is best to research the hotels and vendors before your first trip. The pre-visit will help you answer the question of what can and cannot be done. You can get the most out of the trip and communicate your vision to your wedding planner. You will know the best to hire by meeting with the proposed vendors. The trip will help understand the logistics, such as guest activities, as well as the geography of the destination.
Once the big day arrives, you go with the flow and enjoy the moment as it presents itself. Remember, your wedding day is about celebrating your love for one another. You should select a dream destination that will forever remain in your memories.
About the author:
Tracie Johnson is a New Jersey native and an alum of Penn State University. Tracie is
passionate about writing, reading, and living a healthy lifestyle. She feels happiest when
around a campfire surrounded by friends, family, and her Dachshund named Rufus.