Tips for Planning Destination Weddings

When it comes to planning weddings, it becomes essential to consider location. Many brides and grooms decide that staying local is not what they want to do. Some opt for getting a smaller group of people together and jetting off to some remote destination and having a more romantic day. Others head to one of the tropical islands they have been dreaming about visiting. For others, just being near the coastline sounds good. No matter where you wish to be for your event, you will need to know how to pull it off.

When planning weddings, most planners will tell you that hiring a professional to do the work for you will not only make the event more successful, but it will also reduce costs overall. You will get more of what you want, less of what you do not, and you may spend less overall. Keeping this in mind, consider the following tips for planning your getaway.

– If you are bringing a group of people to celebrate your special day, ask the hotel for a sizable discount. Some facilities will give you a honeymoon suite at no cost if you book a certain number of additional rooms at one time. Others offer significant discounts.

– Be sure to inform everyone of your decision in advance. Friends of friends may be disappointed and some may not want to foot the bill. Let them know that is okay. At the same time, you may want to host an open house when you get back to celebrate with guests that could not make the trip.

– Choose a hotel and other accommodations that are affordable to everyone. Your sister may not have the budget to stay in a luxury hotel. Your in-laws may balk at staying anywhere with a high room rate. Be sure you choose something that is going to fit most people’s needs.

– With these weddings, it is often necessary to know the legalities involved. When you hire a planner, they can help with this. In short, if you are getting married internationally, you will need to know the rules of doing so before you decide to move ahead with the plans.

– When hiring a planner, you should hire someone that knows the area well. Do not bring along someone that is local to you. That will not help you when you are looking for a florist or a photographer in the area.

Weddings can be intimate and beautiful. They should be what you want them to be. To make that happen, consider what your goals are for having a destination concept and ensure that those who are helping you to plan it are giving you everything you need to pull it off the way you envision it.

 

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