You want to gather the best people of this world to your wedding because you want to make this day very special for you. Everyone wishes to make this day extra special, and the presence of particular ones can make your work easy. You may feel pressured on this day because you have to make lots of arrangements. The wedding locations are critical because a perfect place proves helpful to set the mood of the wedding. You have to determine a right place by considering your budget and travel requirements. Recognizing your style and passion is essential. You have to take a decision about food, the theme of the wedding, the number of guests, and various other things. If you want to plan a destination wedding, there are a few elements that should be considered:
Select a Right Time for Wedding
Time is a major factor to consider, and you have to arrange your wedding in a correct date and time. If you want to find the best weather for a vacation destination, you will not get wedding venue, hotel or even a garden because it is a tourist season. There will be limited opportunities, and you have to pay high rates for hotels and food items. It is not good to select a high season for weddings because of higher rates. If you have to marry in high season, you should book venue and hotel in advance, book flights and accommodations for your guests.
It will help you to save a good amount of money. You can protect yourself by selecting shoulder season (right after the peak season). It will be a great way to save money and arrange your wedding in a good season.
Take a Trip
After selecting a place, you should personally visit your selected wedding venues. You can visit multiple locations and book your place as per your needs. You have to visit florists, local suppliers, and photographers. You should schedule a day to taste the food of your caterer and check the samples of bouquets from florists. Planning a makeup and hair session with local salon is important.
Plan Extra Expenses
With proper planning, you can easily manage your extra expenses. Destination weddings can be organized at home (based on your location). Other than venue, food and makeup artist, you have to plan extra activities for your guests, traveling costs for your family, welcome gifts, decorations and other things. It will be good to prepare a list and write all necessary activities on this list.
Local Marriage Requirements
You should consider the legal formalities about destination weddings. Each country has its wedding needs about the destination, for instance, in Caicos and Turks, you will require 24 hours and seven days in England. It means you have to reside in this country for this particular period. France requires the bride and groom to arrive almost 40 days before their marriage.
Get Assistance of Someone Professional
If you want to host a destination wedding at a faraway locale, you should select a reliable wedding planner who can manage everything. A wedding planner can share this burden and shortlist wedding destinations for you. This person can search all local populations for you. It will be a good idea to share your load and spend some quality time with your family members. Some resorts offer excellent wedding packages, and they even help you to find a reliable wedding planner. You should complete your search before finalizing any decision. Local administrators can be the best way to save money because the wedding planner in your area may work in a better way, but you have to cover their transportation and accommodation expenses.
Examine Vendors Carefully
You can check the profiles of vendors online, but make sure to check their references. You have to hand over lots of responsibilities of your destination wedding to them. They should have the ability to manage these responsibilities in a better way. It will be good to have a video chat with your vendors and check samples of their work. Try to visit them personally or at least visit your selected destination almost one month before the wedding. Your face-to-face meeting will help you to avoid lots of communication mishaps.
Forewarn All Your Friends
Before inviting your friends, it will be happy to tell them that you are organizing destination wedding. In this way, you can save them from embarrassment because they will get a chance to decline gracefully in case of any financial problem. You shouldn’t be upset about their absence and try to understand them. If your finances allow you, arrange travel and accommodation expenses of your closest friends and relatives.
You have to consider the climate of your selected destination to arrange food, dresses, comfortable wedding locations and lots of other things.