A beach wedding. A romantic Parisian wedding. For your destination wedding, there are hundreds of locations around the world you could choose for their beauty, meaning, or romantic appeal.
While a destination wedding may be a dream for many couples, it has its own set of challenges that need navigating. The questions in this guide will give you the lowdown on making your destination wedding not just a dream but a resounding success!
Is it practical?
When planning a destination wedding, don’t forget the practical stuff. Make sure the place is affordable and accessible so that family and friends can join you. And you’ll want service providers not to have any problems going there. Plus, you need to chart how the venue changes over each season of the year.
There are lots of little things to consider to make sure the venue can hold your wedding. You may work around some of the details later. This is why personally visiting and spending a bit of time in your preferred destination before the wedding itself is a must.
Is it legal?
Get in touch with local authorities on the nitty-gritty of setting up a wedding venue in your chosen spot. It’s also important to research the marriage requirements there (if in a foreign country). There are some countries that allow you to be wed only after a certain “residency requirement”, which could mean you should be in town for anywhere from a week to a month before getting cleared to take your vows.
As an added tip, do your research well as you may have some ideas that might be considered disrespectful to the local culture.
Can you get help when you need it?
No one is more knowledgeable in a certain area as the locals who live there. So if you have some pressing questions, don’t hesitate to ask. From simple stuff like where to rent tables and chairs to finding other wedding vendors for specific needs, a little local help couldn’t hurt.
Destination weddings can be complex affairs, but when handled properly they can be the best investment you’ve made in your life. So plan ahead and have fun while you’re at it!