Planning your destination wedding can be a daunting task. From considering location to finding vendors, there’s a lot to consider. Here’s our top things to consider when planning a destination wedding
- Notify your guests in advance
It’s important to give your guests a lot of advance warning if you’re thinking of having a destination wedding. Give them plenty of time, not just to save up the costs of travel, but also to book time off work. Don’t be discouraged if not all your nearest and dearest can make it, as sometimes guests can’t afford the costs.
- Embrace the local setting
With travel and accommodation taking up a big chunk of your destination wedding budget, you’ll want to make savings wherever you can. Embrace the local setting and use local flowers, and food to cut costs.
- Check hotel availability
The last thing you want is for your guests to book their flights, and then find out the nearest hotel is miles away. Choose a location with enough accommodation in the area for your guests, and make sure they’re all reasonably affordable
- Hire a wedding planner
Logistically, planning an overseas wedding can be a nightmare. Save yourselves the hours on the phone with vendors and hire a local wedding planner.