Once you choose your desired wedding locale abroad, next you’ll have to think on how to plan your destination wedding which is so far from your home. Before you fly off to another country to unite with your love forever, there are certain important details you should consider. Here are a few.
1. Pick a Resourceful Location
Remember that your destination should have all the necessary resources. If you choose a beach town just because you used to spent your childhood summers there, but if there is only one hotel (which too might be booked already) it won’t give you any pleasure that a destination wedding should give.
2. Save on Décor
As such factors like cost of a destination wedding in Udaipur, for example, can be too much but you are bearing it because it’s a lifetime opportunity for you to tie the knot on an exotic background. However, you can certainly save on other factors like décor and catering. Incorporate the local flowers and branches in your decoration and consider serving local specialties that will cut the cost.
3. Inform Your Guests Well Ahead of Time
Guests are obviously important part of your wedding and if you want them to come, inform them well ahead of time to avoid missing out any of them. You should give them ample time to calculate whether the cost of traveling to your ceremony and reception is affordable for them.
4. Consider Hotels a Little Far
Obviously hotels located on the prime spots in the city will be expensive. Instead if you choose hotels just 10 minutes far from your venue, you can save much on your guests’ accommodation. But make sure all your guests have rooms to stay and only then set your date.
5. Hire a Wedding Planner
While throwing a destination wedding, it’s very important to hire a local wedding planner who knows the ins and outs of the destination which you or your home wedding planner may not know. This will save you from spending hours on phone calls struggling with the language barrier or making decisions about décor and food from miles away. The expert will handle everything efficiently for you and you will be saved from a big headache.
6. Choose Dresses that will Suit the Destination
While in home, you can wear warm clothes as per your home country’s climate, but if your wedding destination is hot and humid, don’t forget to choose dresses made from lightweight breathable fabrics.
So, are you all set for your destination wedding?