5 ways to ace a destination wedding
With the increase in urbanization and an increasing number of independent and aspiring millennials seeking unconventional experiences, the destination wedding trend has been a trend. In the recent past, we have seen an amazing growth in demand among these demanding couples to marry for a ceremony outside their hometown, sometimes even their country of origin, and most opt for an elaborate exotic location or, sometimes, even in search of a small and serene way to celebrate your special day with your loved ones.
No matter where and when you plan your destination wedding, running one is far from being a child's game. We must take into account, and the whole process must be thought carefully to avoid any crisis or chaos. A destination wedding surely has its advantages, including a panoramic view and a unique celebration in itself, but to really enjoy every moment, a lot of factors must be given diligence.
As the fervor around the current wedding season increases, here are some easy steps through which the couple who marries in a destination away from home can really get it right:
Prioritize location and recognition
Selecting a suitable place is the first step to have the perfect destination wedding. Consider the weather in that particular place, along with the available places, local vendors and their overall aesthetics. Also, be sure to make a trip to the destination in advance for recognition and if you cannot travel to the destination in advance, check the logistics with professional help and plan ahead.
Keep the guest list under control
As a destination wedding is generally an expensive affair, it is recommended that you have a limited list of guests. In most cases, you end up incurring the cost of accommodation, travel and other miscellaneous expenses of your guests. Therefore, it is better to celebrate a destination wedding only in the middle of the nearest. Also, be sure to inform them in advance so they can also plan ahead, and make reservations accordingly.
Hire local professionals
A very important step is to choose local suppliers and planners when it comes to a destination wedding, especially when they are international, as they are well versed in the area, location, language and all other details. The hiring of a local planner is very advantageous, since it facilitates coordination with these suppliers along with the reservations without problems, since they are updated with the required details of the destination. With regard to suppliers such as florists, catering companies, rental companies and other suppliers, it is better to choose them in person when you go to your reception and ask for references to reserve the best.
Consider the budgets
A well-planned budget is essential for a well-organized destination wedding. In case you decide to take your own favorite planners and vendors with you, be sure to keep your accommodation and travel reasonable, but comfortable. For weddings that involve alcohol, it is better to shop at local stores so as not to incur a large transportation cost, especially to an international location. The most important thing is to partner with a dedicated wedding planner that will provide you with the best deals and 100% delivery of promises, thus ensuring a great event. Finally, to avoid last-minute and out-of-control expenses, have a checklist on hand from day 1.
Focus on packing
Finally, pack your luggage according to the chosen destination, its climate being the most important factor. If it is a cold place, wear warm clothes and make sure you pack the essentials. In addition, it is always a good gesture to pack some simple gifts and handwritten notes in your luggage for your guests, so they feel welcome and increase their joy around the holidays.