Destination Wedding Tips


Tips For Planning Your Destination Wedding

Laura Lewis

Wedding and Honeymoon Specialist

Cruise Holidays

Planning a destination wedding can be fun, exciting, and nerve-wracking all at the same time. What’s better than being able to plan your wedding to take place in some exotic location with amazing scenery? Though destination weddings are a one-of-a-kind experience, there is a lot of time, effort, and planning that needs to go into them to make sure that they go off without a hitch. Here are some tips for planning a destination wedding.

Plan Well In Advance

With a destination wedding, the earlier you’re able to plan and book things, the better. Since not all destination wedding locations have dozens of resorts that are a perfect fit, you want to make sure that you’re able to have everything you want without settling for second best. Get your reservations and deposits in as soon as you can.

Get Help From a Specialist

If you’re hosting a wedding in a distant locale, you will need to entrust at least part of the planning to someone else’s capable hands. A destination wedding and honeymoon travel specialist can shoulder the burden of researching and securing local vendors, dealing with logistics and handling any last-minute fires that may start in the weeks leading up to the wedding. A specialist can also work with a wedding coordinator that is included in many resort wedding packages. Generally speaking, a local planner works best, as they can be your person-on-the-ground before and while you are there.

Pick A Place You Both Love

When deciding on a destination wedding venue, it’s important that

Consider The Weather

Since you’re not getting married just 20 minutes away from where you live originally, it’s important that you consider the weather. You of course don’t want to get married some place tropical during hurricane season. Before you settle on a specific date, be sure that the whether around the time of the month is ideal for your wedding.

Travel Requirements

Traveling to any far-away location can be expensive, but if possible, try to pick a place that has everyday flights or at least semi-affordable ones. It’s also important to consider the type of travel that must be done. Is there one direct flight to the location, or will guests have to take several different flights. You want to make things as affordable and convenient as possible for everyone involved.

the location you choose is a place that the two of you can envision having your wedding. If you love beaches but your husband-to-be doesn’t, you may want to reconsider having a wedding in the Bahamas. It’s important that the two of you can come to an agreement on a specific location so that you are both happy.

Send RSVP’s Out Early

When you’re planning a destination wedding, you want your guests to now ASAP when your wedding date is. More time and planning will need to be put into attending your wedding, so it’s important that you notify your guests as soon as you can. This also increases your chance of having more guests be able to attend the ceremony.

Know The Marriage Regulations

Just as marriage regulations vary state to state, they also vary country to country. Before picking a location, be sure that you are able to read their set marriage regulations. You don’t want to get married somewhere that has all sorts of rules and regulations, which may

Buy a Dress that is Easy to Travel With

When you’re having a destination wedding, you’ll clearly have to be traveling on a plane to get to where you need to go. This means that you’ll need to be able to transport your dress safely from point A to point B. And that means that you’ll want to choose a dress that will be easy to travel with. Dresses with a lot of poof as well as dresses with long trains may not be so ideal.

There is a perfect destination wedding for every person and every budget. Just make sure that the wedding and honeymoon travel specialist understands your vision for your wedding, and they'll stop at nothing to make sure your wedding day is the happiest day of your life.

hinder your marriage entirely. Work with your wedding and honeymoon travel specialist to make sure your marriage is accepted back in the U.S. as well.