Your Dream Wedding: How to Plan a Destination Wedding

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Want to have your wedding in one of the most beautiful places on earth? We can help you out. Read on to learn how to plan a destination wedding.

When it comes time to tie the knot with your best friend and soul mate in this life, it must be an event that holds up the occasion. For many people, this means trying to plan a destination wedding of their dreams.

However, there’s a lot that goes into planning a wedding, especially one that’s far from home. But don’t worry, I can help get you started. Check out some of these tips on how to plan your destination wedding.

Think About Your Theme

First, think about the overall theme or feel of your dream wedding you’re trying to pull off. Do you want your wedding to be in a mystical wooded area, a serene ocean beach, or on a breathtaking mountain?

This is the first and most important step to plan a destination wedding—figuring out where you want to go.

Think About Your Guests

Once you have a general idea of what you want your wedding to look like, you need to take your guests into consideration. A super remote destination wedding will make for a magical day, but it may also preclude several important people from attending. Figure out how important it is that your guests can easily travel to your wedding location.

Think About Accommodations

Next, when you plan a destination wedding, you also need to consider food, music, and entertainment. For example, will a catering company be able to serve you in your location or will you need another plan? What about entertainment?

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Think About Costs

Unfortunately, most of us can’t approach funding a wedding with a “money is no object” mentality. When you’re looking for places to plan a destination wedding, keep track of how much each place will cost. If it’s a place you have to book or is connected to a wedding service, it will be more expensive.

However, there will likely be travel costs as well. Will you be flying to your wedding destination or driving? Will you need to book hotels or pay for anyone else to attend?

Think About Booking Ahead

If you find the perfect location to plan a destination wedding, don’t hesitate to book it immediately. While you should definitely take your time making your decision, you don’t want to lose out on your ideal location because you waited too long to pull the trigger.

Call as far in advance as possible to make sure you get the destination booked for the date you and your loved one want to get married. Otherwise, you may consider changing the date (which may or may not be an option).

Think About Contingencies

Finally, if you plan a destination wedding, you must also plan for contingencies. Wedding days can go perfectly, but Murphy’s law is a very real thing (if something can go wrong, it will).

Make sure you have backup plans in place in the event that:

  • The weather doesn’t cooperate with an outdoor wedding
  • You catering falls through
  • Certain guests can’t make it
  • Your entertainment bails last minute

Even if you have to veer off from plan A, these preparations can ensure your day still goes off without a hitch.

Ready to Plan a Destination Wedding?

There you have it—all the info you need to plan a destination wedding your guests will be thrilled to attend.

Got it from here? If not, I can help point you in some wonderful directions. Check out some of my articles that cover destinations from everywhere around the world including Europe, Africa, North and South America, and more!