How to Plan it?
Destination weddings are becoming more and more popular, with many couples choosing to keep their guest list limited in order to have their wedding in a beautiful, exotic location. It’s a great way to have your closest friends and family attend your wedding in an amazing location away from home and also throw in a little vacation for them at the same time and create interesting wedding photography. There are so many different, wonderful locations that all offer stunning views, unbeatable beaches, incredible year-round weather and amazing resorts that offer destination wedding packages to fit your every need. So, if you are thinking of planning your very first destination wedding, this is the time. You might also need some of these incredible tips to get you going with your everyday plan:
Hiring a planner
If, however, you know you want to have your destination wedding somewhere but have no idea where to start, hiring a third party planner may be a good idea so that she can be in charge of researching different options based on your needs and criteria and she can help you book all the travel and accommodations. Keep in mind that if you are going to hire a third party planner that you will most likely still have to work with your venue’s coordinator as well and this adds another level of communication.
Sending your invitations
One of the main features of a destination wedding is the small guest list. Only you’re closest and most important friends and family members make the cut, and these are also generally the people who will absolutely attend your wedding no matter what. Even though you know these people will almost definitely attend, it is still wise to follow proper wedding invitation etiquette and send out Save The Dates as well as regular invitations.
When to start booking
The first thing you need to do when planning your destination wedding somewhere is pick a date and a venue. Ideally you will book your venue about a year in advance. Next, you will need to start booking your travel and hotel accommodations. If you are having your wedding at a hotel or resort, your venue will most likely have a wedding package that includes a coordinator that will help you determine your accommodation needs and will help you get a discounted rate for booking a block of hotel rooms.