Are you planning to have a destination wedding this 2019? Here are some important tips for you to consider when organizing a destination wedding.
Destination weddings are always fun in principle. You get to bond with your closest family and friends while traveling and embarking on your most important journey: your marriage. It's fun, but it's also a lot of work.
Destination Wedding Tips for 2019
Prepare a spending plan
Jill Gianola, the author of “The Young Couple's Guide to Growing Rich Together” says that you should look at what you have and how much you'll allocate for each element of the wedding. She also says that you should plan as a team and agree on everything that you spend on, even the extra costs.
Prepare a schedule.
Once you've already prepared your spending plan, schedule all the things that you need to do.
Go on an ocular visit.
One of the things that you need to do is to visit the place you'll have the ceremonies in, prior to the event itself. Photos and videos may make the venue look beautiful, but they're not
Tour the wedding venue and ask if they have any rules for wedding ceremonies. See if it's easy to access and proximate to nearby accommodations. Ask around if there are any inexpensive but nice options for your guests to sleep in. Get to know the culture – you're adapting to the place, not the other way around. Is the food good and something that your guests will like? Are there any security precautions you have to take note of? Are there also nearby tourist spots that guests can visit to make their travel worthwhile? Lastly, and most importantly, find out if they have any legal requirements and tax implications for the wedding. According to Israel-based destination wedding planner Koby Bar Yehuda, three visits to the place is enough.
Make your guest list
Because of the travel requirements, you'll need to whittle down your guest list to your closest family members and friends. You'll also need to prepare to shoulder costs for important people you want at the wedding, but can't afford to travel.
Make your guests' travel easy
Prior to the wedding, send your guests a list of accommodation options at different price points, as well as tourist spots and local food places they'll enjoy. You can also include tidbits about the destination's history and culture. Remind them if there are any cultural sensitivities that they have to consider.
Team up with a professional wedding planner
Work with a wedding planner with prior experience in doing destination weddings.
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