Do you know : Planning a destination wedding is a part time job. In the last three months before the wedding, the average bride spends about 11 hours per week planning the wedding! So before you embark on the challenging task of planning your destination wedding we share some of our Top Tips “Do’s And Don’t’s for an Amazing Destination Wedding”
Do give the decision to have a destination wedding in a particular location careful consideration.
- Is the country of special appeal to you both?
- Will the weather suit your dream wedding?
- Ease of access to the destination
Do research the chosen location for your destination wedding whether Ireland or worldwide!
- Legal Marriage in the country – ensure you understand the process and all of the documentation required.
- Visas for you & your guests
- Best travel routes & ease of access
Don’t assume a destination wedding will be cheaper! While numbers will be smaller you may have additional expenses such as pre /post activities, welcome gifts and travel /transport.
Do create a wedding website for your Destination Wedding. Include the wedding itineraries, things to do, transport, travel, maps/directions, Visa information, weather and RSVP.
Do hire a Professional Wedding Planner to be your eyes & ears on location of your destination wedding and to bring you on the planning journey from start to finish!
Don’t choose a right on trend wedding gown ensure it is suitable for your destination wedding setting & weather and it can take the long haul travel!
Do consider giving your guests welcome gifts & favours native of the country you are visiting for your destination wedding. So not only have they great memories to take away but also a little souvenier to take home!
Do send out Save the Dates and Invitations earlier than you would for a wedding at home. Invitations can be sent out as early as 12 -16 weeks prior to give guests time to book flights and accommodation.
Don’t forget to consider traditions from your chosen destination wedding country in your wedding. Check if you can include any in your wedding day celebrations including music, food and culture.
Do consider a pre wedding visit to the destination if time & budget allows but if not a professional wedding planner is a MUST!
Do budget for additional pre /post activities for a destination wedding, guests have travelled afar for your celebration so they will need a little more of your time and attention. These activities can take the form of welcome party,rehearsal dinner & group tours.
#Brides all of you who are embarking on a destination wedding I hope you find today’s Top Tips our “Do’s & Don’t’s for an Amazing Destination Wedding” helpful but any queries do email me on firstname.lastname@example.org xxxM
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