Planning a wedding is basically the same regardless of the location you chose to get married in, there are few realities about destination weddings only- the biggest one is that you have decided to get marred in a place from which you are not very familiar with. Holding a destination wedding is quite different than a wedding you have attended in your local marquee or country club. We have some sound reality checks and tips for those couples who want to hold a destination wedding.
No matter how small your guest list might be, don’t expect that every name in your list will show up in your wedding. chances are higher if it involves flights and passports. In many cases, friends and family members don’t find attending your wedding a good reason to travel for long hours.
Finding and visiting vendors at the destination will be different than you would experience with your local vendors. Mostly the best vendors such as caterers or bakers don’t have commercial existence as well as don’t offer to taste. Even if they offer, they will charge money for it, if you are not under contract with them. Similarly, florists will not have shops of flowers where you can go and pick flowers for your wedding, as flowers are ordered and shipped.
Given the fact your guests have spent money to travel and attend your wedding, they would also like to explore your destination. In order to give them free time, don’t over schedule activities for them, instead keep one wedding event or one activity per day, and let them enjoy their time the way they want. Given the fact your guests have spent money to travel and attend your wedding, they would also like to explore your destination. In order to give them free time, don’t over schedule activities for them, instead keep one wedding event or one activity per day, and let them enjoy their time the way they want.
Islands or tropical destinations involve planes or boats to reach the location. These things are expensive in location. So, your trip might become pricier than you thought.
Another fact about the destination wedding is that DIY items for wedding supplies may be difficult to find in the destination. As you are unfamiliar with the destination, it is wise to buy these items at home and ship to your destination.
You need to be patient while contacting and dealing with the vendors at your destination. If you are not getting married very soon, they will not take the matter as urgent and will take time to respond to your calls and emails. For a good working relationship, you have to be patient and need not be pushing them too hard or be annoying.
Getting married in the destination is not a piece of cake. Challenges are there and you have to face it. A careful planning ahead of time will save you from disappointments and you will be able to deal with challenges too.