Plan for your destination weddingsJune 21st, 2011 | Posted by in Wedding Dresses
Nowadays, destination weddings have become more and more popular in the young generations and for good a reason. Getting married in an exotic place is a dream come true for many couples.
Maybe your destination is somewhere very special for you and your loved one. Or maybe it’s just a place you’ve always dreamed of visiting. Whatever your reason is, if both of you have your heart set on it, then go for it. One of the great things about destination weddings is that they can be very affordable, depending on the location and the number of guests you invite. So whatever your budget, most likely you can pull it off.
Booking Your Location
Once you’ve decided the place for the wedding, it’s important to begin planning. You are supposed to book your location as soon as possible. But unlike planning for a traditional wedding, you may not have as much control, since your wedding location isn’t nearby.
In this case, they are other people you may need, like family members or friends who are closer to the destination to do you a favor. It’s fortunate enough for you to make a trip or two to your destination prior to the wedding, but if you can’t, choose someone you trust and delegate responsibility to them, even though all final decisions will be yours.
Choosing Your Invitations
After you’ve settled on your location, it’s time to invite your guests. As with any wedding, your invitations are important because they set the stage for your wedding’s theme. Think how excited they will be when they receive a destination-themed invitation to your destination wedding.
Guest Accommodations and Expenses
As you are planning a destination wedding, keep in mind that you may be asking your guests to travel a great distance. Since guests are responsible for paying for their own travel and hotel expenses as well as any other expenses normally incurred with a wedding, you should do some advance scouting for them regarding airfare and hotel accommodations. Often, you can reserve a block of rooms at a discounted rate as well as alert them to any deals with airlines.
The cost of the wedding itself falls upon the couple or the couple’s families. Considering that guests usually arrive a day or two before the wedding, you might want to plan an additional dinner or activity to include them. The couple would responsible for any of these costs.
Another benefit of a destination wedding is that newlyweds can honeymoon at their destination wedding location. This alleviates additional travel and hotel expenses. Likewise, guests have the option of extending their stay and enjoying a mini-vacation for themselves. Everybody wins at a destination wedding! So get started for your destination wedding!