1. Choose a convenient venue:
All things is based on where your majority of guests are coming from, decide a venue where transportation facility easily available. Your guests will have more fun when they arrive happily.
2. Box your stuff in advance:
Wrap your wedding costume, accessories, makeup, shoes, well in advance so that you do not forget anything. Carry these stuff yourself or ask somebody you trust.
3. Find local gifts for your guests:
You choose your destination place for a reason – so reflect the destination by finding little gems from the area to give to guests.
4. Wedding Venue Visit:
Do visit the hotel/resort at least once before the wedding to get an idea of the venue, finalize decor & to understand possible matters (like traffic, distance, accommodations from hotel etc.) so that you can work them around.
5. Give your guests a heads up:
When you’re planning a destination wedding, it is completely critical to give your guests as much advance information as possible.This means sending out save the dates or a link to your personal wedding website at least 5-6 months before, so that they can have enough time to plan their travel and holiday time. Formal invitations should go out 1-2 months before.
1. Wait until the last minute to send your invitations:
You need extra time when planning a destination wedding. Your guest should get at least 3 months information so they can book their accommodations, holidays, get a sitter planned etc.
2. Expect that everyone will come:
Nearly every bride planning a destination wedding stresses about the same thing – will anyone show? No matter how much you stress, you cannot control who will come or not. Hopefully the people you care about the most will be there. But trust me (and nearly every destination bride before you) when we tell you that at the day of your wedding you will be so caught up in the moment and will be having so much fun that you won’t care about who didn’t make it.
3. Leave people without directions:
Do not assume people know where they are going. Some people aren’t 100% comfortable travelling to a place they’ve never been. Instead – make it easy on them by providing them written message beyond the invitation with maps and directions. Also, make sure each guest gets a welcome bag with repeated itineraries and how to get to all place.
4. Save on photography:
When it’s all said and done, your photos will capture the memories in a way nothing else can. Pictures will be the only thing you have to forever remember the day by. Do you want to look past at photos and recall about how wonderful and amazing your destination wedding was, how much fun your guests where having, how much love was in the air? Or do you want to look past and remorse not having the quality pictures you could possibly afford. When organising a destination wedding, you should book finest photographer for your wedding.
Remember that something will go wrong. It happens to everybody! You have to roll with the punches and enjoy every moment. You’ll set the tone for the special day. If you’re having fun, your guests will too. If you’re not enjoying yourself, they won’t either.