If you have always dreamed of a destination wedding and wish to exchange vows in an idyllic setting, you have a lot of work cut out for you. Planning a destination wedding at a destination which is far off from your place of residence is not an easy job. Here, we bring you 10 things that are very critical for planning a destination wedding.
While planning for a wedding at a lovely destination, say at a white sandy beach or at a fort or palace as a backdrop, you need to start envisioning how the wedding would look like. You also need to check the guests’ list and the budget you have set aside for this impressive “do.”
Choose A Lovely Destination
After you have chosen a suitable setting, the next step is to look for a suitable destination. If you are looking for a beach wedding, you have ample options to choose from. Similarly, if you are looking for hills and mountains, you will come across a lot of alternatives. Choose a place that suits your dreams, expectations, and budget.
As soon as the wedding date is decided, start making reservations and bookings so that you do not lose out a good venue. If you are getting married in the off-season, you can make the most of the amazing deals offered by many resorts. If the weather constraints are not too severe, you can enjoy these deals and get married at a destination of your choice.
Before making reservations, do consider weather guide for the place and prevailing conditions close to the wedding date. Moreover, it will also help you to decide the attire that would be perfect for the occasion. If getting married during peak summers, avoid wearing heavy fabrics. Conversely, in winters, you must choose heavier and embellished fabrics that make you look warm while at the same time giving you a stunning look.
Send Invitations well in time
If the destination that you have chosen for your wedding is too far off, it is important to send out ‘save your date’ invitations to the guests well in time so that they have enough bandwidth to make their travel arrangements.
Hire a Trustworthy Wedding Planner
It is important to visit the wedding location a couple of times before the D-Day so that you can meet local vendors and scope out venues. Engage the services of a reliable wedding planner who can plan a wedding exactly as per your requirements.
Check the venue
See the venue chosen by you to meet your expectations. Check out its indoor and outdoor space and see décor possibilities.
Meet the vendors
Next task is to meet the vendors before they are finalized for their services. Check out their experience and past work which will give you an idea about the standard of services offered by them.
Keep a Backup Plan
It is important to keep a back-up plan handy in case something goes haywire. You also need to understand that certain things like weather elements, laws, and regulations of a place, etc.are not in your control.
Make it memorable for the guests
Your guests coming from faraway places are also expecting a memorable time. Ensure their comfort and see to their basic requirements are met. A warm and hearty welcome will amp up wedding spirit.
Taking care of these things will help you plan a destination wedding that you have always been dreaming about, creating lovely memories forever to cherish.