Your special day should be celebrated the way you have always dreamed about. Whether is it a big festivity with all your friends or relatives or eloping on a private and secret getaway, you are the ones who have to put all the cards on the table and decide. When it comes to planning a destination wedding, there are some helpful tips to make you decide better on what to do on your unique day
First things first – location! Before doing any other things on your checklist, selecting a perfect location is a must. Your wedding location determines many things such as the number of people you will invite, the travel and accommodation expenses, the mood and the general budget itself. Couples with little more money to spare can travel off to an exotic location, others can also have an unforgettable and gorgeous destination wedding in a charming beach town, or next to a picturesque and iconic city view
Before you head off to your mesmerizing wedding location, make sure that you have organized everything meticulously. That being said, visit the location beforehand to get the general outlook of the venue, book the resort in time so to get the best ocean view from your room, inform all the guest, and pack the passports and other necessities needed for that location. What is more, the weather plays an important role so opt for the best season in order to have an abundance of the light breeze and nice sunshine.
The most crucial thing is to make your marriage legal, thus it should be your top priority to check all the requirements needed before you set off. Because if you are a couple from the LGBT community, you have to be assured that the country you plan in getting married can provide all the regularities for your marriage. If you wish to get married in Sydney at an intimate location, such as at the magical Northern Beaches or at the peaceful North Shore Park, you only need to book the ceremony appointment and complete the NOIM (The Notice of Intended Marriage). For any other destination, just check the local laws in order for it to be authenticated when you return.
Even though you can check the pricing and view the vendors’ portfolio online, you still have to make sure that everything is in the right order. If you don't have a chance to visit the site before the wedding, schedule a video chat or organize a Skype call with the potential vendors to double-check all the items. Since you will be spending a significant amount of money, research in detail all the musicians, caterers, florist, and photographers in advance. It is always better that you have a certain choice, rather than get the leftovers.
You have to dress for the occasion – and the location! Again, double-check the weather and dress appropriately. Light and breathable fabrics work the best in hot and humid areas, so dress for the climate and encourage your guest to do the same. When you have picked your destination and informed the guests, check the flight dates, transfer, whether you need any medicaments, visa or if everything is packed. The last thing that you would want is to start stressing out due to little things that you have forgotten, such as the shoes. Also, you should agree in advance who would be in charge of the budget, sometimes everything is on the bride and the groom, but since you are traveling to a foreign destination, you should ask your parents whether they would like to help.
Brian & Ted's marriage took place at the hidden paradise Wyndham Rio Mar. Such a joyous high-spirited celebration full of love and friendship. It was a true love story, passionate and very spiritual!
Jasmine Anderson is a lifestyle and beauty blogger and an incurable daydreamer. She loves makeup, lavender lemonade and her two cats.