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4 Tips on How to Start Planning Your Destination Wedding


Have you dreamed of getting married in a tropical rain forest? Maybe, you have dreamed of getting married on the beach with sand between your toes? Destination weddings are becoming more popular among couples since many travel restrictions have been lifted. If you are one of those couples that wants to begin your new life journey with an adventure, and your budget allows, then destination weddings may be right for you. We get asked by many couples on where to begin when hosting a destination wedding. We want to share our 4 Tips on How to Start Planning Your Destination Wedding.


4 Tips on How to Start Planning Your Destination Wedding



1. Come Up With a Budget


The first thing on our list of 4 Tips on How to Start Planning Your Destination Wedding is coming up with a budget. That's right. Budget is one of the main things to consider whether you choose to have a local ceremony or destination wedding. Some things to consider when hosting a destination, is the cost of airline tickets, hotel accommodations, and passport costs. If you are hosting a local ceremony that requires you and your guests to travel, expenses such as gas and hotel accommodations must be considered also.



2. Location Location Location


Next, on our list of 4 Tips on How to Start Planning Your Destination Wedding, is the location. One of the questions to ask yourself is "what kind of atmosphere would you like at your destination wedding. Are you looking for a bohemian vibe? Are you looking for something with a laid back feel? Or would you like to host your wedding with the sound of ocean waves in the background. Caribbean vacations offer a variety of islands to choose from and offer some great deals on all-inclusive packages. On the other hand, if you are hosting your destination in the States some great ideas may be a country setting, such as a ranch in Arizona or in Michigan at a local winery. Either way couples should choose a destination that fits their personalities and style.



3. Hire a Professional


We highly recommend leaving your destination wedding in the hands of professionals. Planning a wedding, even in your hometown, is detail-oriented. So, you can imagine how difficult it might be trying to get things done over the phone or internet. That is why, in our 4 Tips on How to Start Planning Your Destination Wedding we suggest hiring a professional wedding planner to make things easier and less stressful for yourself. Professional destination wedding planners work in collaboration with local vendors and travel agents to get you the best deals when it comes to your travel itinerary. Not to mention all the information you may need when dealing with customs, any travel restrictions, and local rules and regulations depending on your destination wedding location.



4. Decide Who to Invite


Also, on our list of 4 Tips on How to Start Planning Your Destination Wedding, is deciding who to invite. Destination weddings are more intimate. You do not have to feel obligated to invite your office co-workers or distant cousins. Most people won't feel slighted about not getting an invitation when you explain that you are having a destination wedding for close friends and family members.



If you would like to learn more about our 4 Tips on How to Start Planning Your Destination Wedding, contact us to speak to one our professional destination wedding planners.




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