Inviting guests to a destination wedding and hoping to see them all at your wedding is the most stressful factor for many couples. After all, a destination wedding is not only for the couple but for the guests as well. The biggest exciting element is that destination wedding proves to be a mini-vacation for them. However, for the bride-to-be, it is an uncertain feeling whether the guests would be able to show up at the wedding or not. If you are intending to hold a destination wedding and want your loved ones to be there, make sure you have tried these tips.
As soon as you fix the date, send save the dates to your guests without delay. Keeping in mind the fact that your guests would also need ample time to arrange budget for travel and accommodation. Ideally, you should send save the dates three to four months before the wedding following up with wedding invitations.
The excitement of planning your destination wedding can make you forget the preferences of your guests. As your wedding is a vacation for them and they will be paying a huge sum of money to attend your wedding, you must plan something for your guests which will make them excited. The first and probably the biggest thing you can do for them is to choose a location which is easily accessible to them and not very expensive. Moreover, the destination should offer different activities for the guests.
What could be the biggest surprise for your guests except finding them appropriate rates for their accommodation? If your guests find negotiable group rates they will be more than happy to travel and attend your wedding. For this matter, you can definitely take help from travel agents to help you find the best hotels with reasonable rates.
Make your guests feel special and involved in the celebrations. For example, you can enhance their excitement by uploading pictures of the destination on your wedding website. Or interesting updates about the wedding preparation.
An important way to make sure your guests will come, keep follow up with the RSVPs. If you haven’t heard from them, call them up and ask for their plans. Let your guests know that they should not feel pressured about attending the wedding, but should let you know about their plan for attending the wedding for you to know the exact headcount.
This will definitely happen that not every single guests will make it to your wedding. In that case, instead of feeling sad about it, let it go because you never know their circumstances and they might keep it confidential.
On your wedding day, you will realize that the things you were worried about don’t matter. You will find yourself on a point where you will look around and realize that those who were there are the real ones who matte for you.