Whether you’re dreaming about Aruba or California’s Napa wine country, planning a destination wedding of your dreams doesn’t need to be difficult. With these 6 tips, you’ll be on your way to marital bliss in no time.
More soon-to-be-married couples are forgoing the traditional local wedding and extended honeymoon. Instead, they’re choosing both exotic and stateside locations that offer natural beauty to an already elegant day. Once you’ve decided to head out of state (or out of the country), then you should act quickly to ensure that you get the people you love there and have everything you need.
Start by finding your destination wedding location. Make sure that accommodations are available for the number of people you expect. Once you’ve found the perfect spot to say I Do, then find clean, comfortable, yet fairly-priced hotels for your guests. You want to make this a dream vacation for them as well, so read reviews and talk with a travel agent to find out where you should and shouldn’t stay. Once you have these critical pieces of info on hand, then tell your guests. You need to give them as much time as possible to make all the arrangements.
When it comes to making floral, music, and catering arrangments, then it’s always best to meet your vendors in person. If this isn’t possible, then often areas have wedding planners available to help you make these decisions from afar. Although many brides choose to dress style that compliments the location, the bottom line is that it’s your dream so do what you want.
One last note—pack your wedding dress in your carry-on bag. You’ll save yourself peace of mind and avoid a wedding disaster. Destination weddings are memorable experiences and magical times.