While the idea of having a destination wedding sounds great, many people who’ve experienced a destination wedding might tell you that their experience wasn’t what they expected. Weddings in and of themselves can be very stressful to plan. But when you add in the stress of traveling along with it, it can sometimes be a recipe for disaster. Luckily, with the proper planning and execution, a successful destination wedding is possible. To show you how, here are three tips for having a successful destination wedding.
Know The Law
Marrying the love of your life within view of the Eiffel Tower or on white sand beaches may sound like a dream, but unless you have the proper legal paperwork in order, your destination wedding may have to stay in your dreams. According to Terri Pous, a contributor to Brides.com, different countries, and even different areas within the same country, have different laws and regulations regarding marriages. Some require you to have been in the country for a certain amount of time while others require a specific number of people to serve as witnesses. And if you don’t fulfill the legal requirements, you can’t have a legally binding marriage. So before you just show up at your destination, make sure you have the necessary paperwork to leave the country as a newly married couple.
Be Accommodating To Your Guests
Remember that just because you may love traveling and the experiences that come along with it doesn’t mean that all your guests will find the same amount of joy from this new adventure. Knowing this, it’s important that you try to be as accommodating as you can for your guests. Rachel Morgan, a contributor to WeddingIdeasMag.com, shares that this could include giving your guests information about the best hotels, places to eat, transportation tips, and more. This can be especially helpful when traveling to a country where most people will be speaking a language that your guests aren’t familiar with.
Use A Local Wedding Planner
If you only plan to be at the destination for a few short days around the time of your wedding, Carol Trehearn, a contributor to FineHomesAndLiving.com, recommends hiring a local wedding planner to help you get everything taken care of for you. By using someone who’s familiar with the area, you can ensure that they will know the best vendors to work with and know some tips and tricks for having everything work out for the best for your wedding.
For those looking to have an amazing destination wedding, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you plan and prepare for everything to come together without a hitch.