Planning a destination wedding can be an adventure for you and your groom to embark upon together. The planning is usually very detailed, and by following a few simple tips you will be able to ensure that the experience is less stressful and more fun. Between choosing the right destination, finding accommodations and familiarizing yourself with a foreign country it may seem like you have a lot of your plate, but do not despair. Use these tips to help you simplify the process.
Choosing the right location can mean the difference between spending over budget and saving money compared to having a wedding in the United States. For instance, if you chose a destination such as the Bahamas and you live in New York City, chances are that even with airfare your wedding will be less expensive than if you’d had it in the States. By the same token, don’t forget to factor in all of the extra expenses in order to stay within your budget. Food, airfare, hotels, and other expenses need to be taken into account in order to ensure that you don’t over spend during your destination wedding.
Be careful when choosing which vendors to work with. There are a number of online resources that can help you determine which vendors are credible and which vendors you should avoid. In order to help you figure out whom to trust, it’s important that you do some research. The worst thing that could happen to you is to entrust someone with your money only to find out that they can’t deliver on their promises. Finding people to work with in a foreign country always requires a little extra care. Don’t be afraid to reach out to friends and family for help as well as consult with local travel agents and other professionals with expertise abroad.
Always inform your loved ones where your wedding is going to be before you invite them to be a part of essential planning. It’s important to give everyone a chance to determine whether or not they will be able to make it. Not everyone is going to be able to afford airfare; hotel and other expense so don’t expect your entire guest list to attend. In fact, it’s safe to assume that a number of people will not be able to come.
Check the local whether predictions ahead of time and make sure you don’t go to a remote island during hurricane season. The weather is always going to unpredictable, but with a little research you can reduce the odds of having your wedding during a full blown monsoon. Don’t assume that just because you are having your wedding in a tropical paradise, that the weather is always perfect. Also make sure to set aside plenty of time to pick out bridesmaid and wedding dresses.