It’s always a big ‘YES’ when two individuals exchange their vows, to be each others better half at their
desired whimsical wonderland. Be it a big fat wedding or an intimate wedding with your loved ones,
there is something magical and fun about planning a destination wedding miles away from home.
However, it is no easy feat. Looking after all kinds of requirements, guest availability, delicacies to
wedding budget, and not to mention the destination. Looks overwhelming right. Don’t worry, we’ve got
you. We’ve put together some tips that will help you plan your perfect destination ‘I Do’s’. Make sure you are
prepared before you set-off to your dream destination wedding.
- How to pick your destination wedding location
Once your family members along with your future in-laws family members have set their mind for the
destination wedding, then it’s time to pick up a location which meets all your wedding requirements.
It should be aesthetically proposing, not only to you and your partner, but both of your family members
should love it. Choose a place according to the significance of your memories. It can be anything- the
place where you and your partner first met, or maybe a place where you both might have taken a trip
together or anything that could relate to the magnitude of your togetherness.
Once this is clear, you will have to start planning at-least 6 months beforehand, especially on travel
requirements and restrictions. For example, your guest requires passport or visa, or are there any travel
warnings or health concerns for any of your oldest guests. Also, what things have to be carried along
with you to fulfill the traditional and ceremonial requirements.
- Get a Checklist of your functions ready before you visit a venue
Without any doubt your loved ones and relatives will be excited to celebrate you. Every wedding
ceremony has its customs, rituals, traditions to be followed. These functions create a bond between the
bride and grooms family. Therefore, it becomes necessary to plan out these activities in advance and
before taking a trip at the venue so that everything can be arranged right from the wedding theme,
colors, decor, mehendi function, haldi function, hire caterers, priest, photographers, musicians, florists,
makeup artists and wedding planners. This checklist can also help you to understand what has to be
carried with you and what can be arranged by your vendor or the vendor at the wedding destination.
- Choose a place with right connectivity
It is always wise to consider that your destination wedding has good commuting connectivity. Many
of us forget the travel time and distance that it would take to travel to the venue, which can be
exhausting. But you should remember that your guests are spending their significant amount of time
travelling for your special day.
You must also think the ease of getting to your wedding venue. Maybe, you can hire a car for your
guests once they step off from airways, roadways, or railways.
There are several loose ends while carrying out wedding ceremonies; it cannot be carried out
perfectly. Therefore, good connectivity can also solve the problem of urgent requirements
- Choose a place with multiple venues
Along with wedding ceremony and reception, there are bunch of other activities and functions
such as rituals, traditions, sangeet party or cocktail party that follows. Therefore, choosing a
place which has multiple venues for your destination wedding will make planning these events
easier. Multiple venue locations can include- swimming pool, party lawns, indoor gaming, a huge
area where rituals or functions can be carried out, dining area, bar and cocktail area, and other
such things which suits your requirements.
- Choose a location that gives flexibility to choose your own vendors
When it comes to practically executing your dream destination wedding, the list of vendors can
be really long. And to avoid any surprises, make sure you start planning and speaking with your
known vendors, to see if they can provide you with the necessary arrangements at the
destination that has been finalized. Also, the destination that you choose for your wedding
should have options of vendors available in that vicinity. If you are certain that for all the
functions you want to bring in your own vendors, you can negotiate with the venue to see if
they will waive off some amount from the package.
While Destination Weddings may seem complicated, these tips can help you solve most of your
hesitation and confusion regarding your Big D-day. You will feel overwhelmed and have
butterflies in your stomach to arrange and live for that special day and moment and with the
help of your loved ones, your destination wedding will be one of the most special experiences of
your life. Now that you are well-versed in planning a destination wedding, don’t hesitate to
make this idea a reality and turn your big day into the wedding of your dreams.
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