Having already shared some expert advice for planning a destination wedding, today I’m back with five more top tips to help you create the wedding of your dreams, anywhere in the world.
1. Be Practical
However much you love a location, there’s no point making plans if the local hotels can’t accommodate your friends and family. Keep logistics as simple as possible and remember to check room availability before you set a date.
2. Visit In Advance
If possible, it’s a good idea to visit your venue prior to booking and again 3-4 months before the wedding. If a second trip isn’t feasible, I’d recommend arriving 3-5 days early to finalise details, make last-minute decisions and, if necessary, squeeze in a hair and makeup trial.
3. Shop Local
To reduce costs and make your life easier, embrace everything your chosen destination has to offer. Incorporate local flowers into your décor, serve local cuisine at your reception and stock the bar with local beer and wine. As well as potentially saving you money, your wedding will feel wonderfully authentic and true to its location.
4. Budget For Suppliers
If you decide to work with wedding professionals from the UK, remember to factor their travel and accommodation into your budget. Agree these costs up front, so you know exactly where you stand well in advance.
5. Never Check Your Dress
When it comes to travelling with your wedding dress, carry-on is definitely the way to go. You can read more dos and don’ts for transporting your destination wedding dress here.
Until next time,
Are you planning a destination wedding?