Having a destination wedding can be a fun and exciting way to create a beautiful and intimate ceremony with some of your closest friends and family. We also know how much work it can be to plan such a dreamy day overseas. Whether you’re going with a tropical celebration on a gorgeous island or a sweet and romantic evening in Italy, we’ve got all you need to know to make your dream wedding become a reality. Below is a list of some expert advice when choosing your destination spot!
Choosing your location: Keep in mind safety and resources when choosing your wedding location. Although that dream location of yours on a small island sounds like a perfect spot, yet there is only one hotel and there may not be enough space to accommodate all your guests. You will also want to consider things like weather, accessibility, travel restrictions, and safety. Some guests may not be able to climb or walk certain distances and you’ll want to keep this in mind before choosing your venue location.
Timing your wedding: Planning a destination wedding during the on-peak season could get very expensive. Try booking during the off-peak season to save on costs and avoid tourists and crowds.
Host additional events: Your guests have traveled far to be with you on your big day and extending the weekend with additional parties can make it feel a bit more worthwhile for your guests. A welcome party is a great way to do this and will make your guests feel honored.
Honeymoon: One of the pros of having a destination wedding is that you also get your honeymoon built into the trip! Extend your stay to several weeks so you can enjoy the days after your wedding as newlyweds. This is also a great way to save money on wedding costs.
Guest accommodations: Providing lodging for all your guests might not be practical, but make sure you make it easy on your guests and provide them with plenty of options for nearby lodging and hotels.
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