There were over two million weddings last year, but not all of them happened in the couple’s hometown. Many people decide to plan their wedding in a location far away from their home.
Planning a destination wedding can feel like the ultimate romantic way to tie the knot. From gorgeous sunset beach ceremonies to quaint countryside nuptials, the possibilities are endless. However, organizing a wedding in a faraway place can come with its own set of challenges.
If you’re planning a destination wedding and aren’t sure where to start, we’re here to help. We’ll cover the top five tips to ensure your wedding goes off without a hitch.
1. Communication is Key
If your wedding planning includes getting people to a far-away destination, your communication has to be crystal clear. You’ll want to make sure your guests know every part of the wedding plan before they go.
Creating a wedding website is an excellent way to keep your guests in the know. Be sure to make a wedding checklist for yourself so you know what to share with them and when to share it.
2. Love Your Wedding Styles
One of the most exciting parts of any wedding is figuring out what everyone is going to wear. You’ll first have to decide who is going to be in your wedding party.
If you’re wondering how to choose bridesmaids, go with your gut! Only choose the people closest to you. This will keep your destination wedding drama free.
You’ll want your bridesmaids to feel great in what they’re wearing. Consider letting each bridesmaid choose their own style. This way, they can find plus size bridesmaid dresses or standard-size dresses they each love.
Don’t forget about the bride! Make sure to find a gown that reflects your style and the vibe of your destination.
3. Make It an Experience
You’ll want your guests to fully enjoy their beautiful wedding away. People will need to travel a distance to get to your venue, so you should make a weekend out of it. Plan a welcome event and brunch for the day after.
4. Add Local Culture
Although there are many types of weddings, destination weddings should celebrate the location. Before you go, research the food, music, and language of where you are going. Consider incorporating these elements into your wedding day.
Be sure to celebrate the culture and consult local vendors on the appropriate way to do so. This teamwork will keep the culture as a focal point in your wedding.
5. Check the Weather
If you’re setting a date in advance, be sure to check the weather. Sometimes, the weather at your destination can be very different from the weather at your home. Check sunsets, sunrises and a tide chart if you’re getting married by the beach.
Planning a Destination Wedding Can Be Fun!
Planning a destination wedding is a thrilling experience for engaged couples. With a little organization, it will be an event both you and your guests will never forget.
Does your destination wedding planning have you itching to plan another trip abroad? Check out our other travel blogs for inspiration today!