Planning a wedding can be tiresome especially when you are planning for a destination wedding. It requires a lot of commitment and determination in order to get everything done right and in time. It gets even more difficult especially when you are having the wedding away from your home. From choosing the perfect venue to selecting the theme and decoration every last detail can end up scratching your nerves.
If you don’t want to get lost in all the wedding preparations and felt left-out of your own wedding then you can hire a destination wedding planner or an event management company that can help you in coordinating every fine detail of your wedding and will make it an affair to be remembered for lifetime for your guests as well. But, if you want to take the task into your own hands then we have summed up some tips that will help you in organizing a fairytale-like destination wedding. Let’s discuss them
The Wedding Venue
Choosing the venue for the wedding is the most important task, as all the other preparations will take place only after finalizing the location where the couple will tie the knot. It’s of great significance to choosing a place that does not only serve as a perfect place for a destination wedding but also have all the resources needed nearby. The venue should accommodate or must be near a hotel where all the guests can stay.
Undoubtedly people or guests are the most important part of a wedding after the bride & groom. So, while trying to fix a date for a destination wedding time it according to everyone else needs to. As most of the destination wedding venues are also popular tourist places, so you need to make sure that all the people on your guest lists have booked their flights, buses, or trains for the wedding day. Try to look for a long weekend to have your wedding which will ensure that your guests are having full enjoyment without having the need to miss too many work days.
Visit the Wedding Venue in Advance
It’s a really good idea to spend some time at least 3-4 days at the wedding venue before finalizing all the details. Visiting the venue in advance can help you out in making all the preparations. You will get to decide where all the different ceremonies will take place. Visit the hotel which you have picked for your guests to stay in and make sure everything is as per your requirement.
Weddings are a costly affair on their own, and if you’ve decided to have a destination wedding then make sure that it does not burn a hole in your pocket. There is no limit to a wedding extravaganza, you can keep on spending to make it more and more royal and lavish, but that does not mean you shouldn’t have a budget planned. It is important as you have to carry on with your life after the wedding. Destination wedding in India is quite a costly affair and are touching the sky. The most important way of making sure everything falls under your budget is timely planning. It is important to start early as it removes the stress of last-minute preparations.
When visiting the venue you have decided to plan your destination wedding at, setup a meeting with some of the best-known florists, caterers, decorators, and other vendors in your destination. Also have a word with the representative of your venue who can provide you with some good referrals and may get you some discount on the overall budget. If you have decided to bring vendors from your home then make sure that you have included the cost of their travel and lodging as well.
Selection of wedding dress of bride & groom is a crucial task and requires a lot of thought process. The wedding attire of both bride & groom must complement each other and should blend perfectly with the theme of the venue finalized. Also, make sure that the dress is comfortable and does not restrict your body movements as you have to spend hours wearing it. Have a trial run if possible.
Now that everything is setup including the date, venue, decoration, and catering it’s time for the wedding invites to be sent out. Get going with the distribution of the wedding invites as it will take a lot of time. You can also go with the e-invites where you can invite everyone with the help of a personalized website or social media. For social media you can have a pre-wedding shoot that can be attached along with the invites and will set the mood just right.
The last on the list but will get rid of all other little hiccups in your wedding day. If you are not upto the task of organizing a destination wedding on your own, then you can opt to hire a wedding planner, who will guide and perform all the activities smoothly with his experience and will save you a lot of time and money. Select a wedding planner who understands your vision for the wedding, you should not always go for a big name as they may fail to grasp your vision. Make sure of everything before finalizing anything.
- Posted On: August 20, 2017
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