If you have decided to have a destination wedding, you would definitely need to plan and work from afar. Regardless of the distance and size of your wedding, planning form distance can make the whole process complicated. Arranging every important detail of your wedding, from planner to venue and vendors, would seem to be quite a challenge. You would prefer to visit all vendors in person, but given the fact that these vendors are far away, you must prepare yourself for the barriers that would come during the planning process.
Today, we have a few effective tips to share with you about how you should plan your destination wedding when you cannot handle every detail in person.
A wedding planner is one aspect that you should definitely consider to make the planning smooth. A good wedding planner would know all your needs and will be your advocate. The planner you choose must know what questions to ask and what is your taste and style about every detail. Moreover, your planner will not only follow your vision but also guide you through the process. Building a good relationship with the vendors is also one of the characteristics of a sound wedding planner, which will help you in negotiating the prices.
There are a few things that you must consider doing in person, for example, visiting your venue, meeting with the caterer and florist. You should definitely visit your destination and spend a weekend. Schedule a meeting with your vendors, visit your wedding venue, meet your caterer to finalize and even taste the menu, and visit florist to discuss the ideas and design for décor. Once you have built a rapport with your vendors, it will be easier to complete the details from distance.
Knowing that you have to travel for your wedding, start looking for hotel rooms as early as you select your destination. Moreover, find suitable accommodation for your guests too in order to make it easier for them booking their rooms. Make sure your venue has enough rooms available to accommodate all your guests or there should be accommodation available near your venue.
Since you are getting married in a different location, you need to consider a different time zone, working days and hours of vendors. There is a huge possibility that their working hours won’t suit you. So it is better to find out those vendors who are used to work remotely with flexible working hours. This is important especially when you have to arrange meetings online through Skype or Face Time.
When you are planning your wedding miles away from the location, communicating clearly with your vendors is the key to a smooth and successful planning. In order to communicate and share details about your wedding details, use Google Drive or Dropbox to keep everything organized.
Although planning for destination wedding may seem to be a challenge, these tips will help you get through this challenge and let you hold a wedding of your dreams. For more tips, stay tuned with us.