Planning Your Destination Wedding

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Planning a wedding is an incredibly challenging and arduous endeavor. Some people say it is even harder than having a child! While this may be a tad of an exaggeration, it is definitely agreed upon by anyone who has planned a wedding that it is no simple task. Planning a wedding near your home is a challenge, but if you decide on throwing a destination wedding, it will surely be even greater of a trial. There are so many extras that you need to prepare for when planning your destination wedding. Between choosing the venue, navigating the potential language barrier, and so much more, planning a destination wedding is the furthest thing from a walk in the park. However, if you know what you are doing, you can alleviate some of the stress and make the entire process a bit easier. Read below for some tips on planning your destination wedding:

 

Choosing the Venue

There is most likely a reason that you chose to have a destination wedding. It may be that you want to have a wedding in a nicer climate than where you live, you and your spouse have a love for adventure, or perhaps that you wanted a more intimate ceremony just meant for family and close friends. Whatever your reasoning, it is sure to be an incredible affair. Once you have chosen your destination, you still need to pick the venue for your destination. For tropical locations, a beach venue is ideal. If you and your spouse are more traditional, you may opt for a church wedding. If you decide on a church wedding, you need to figure out what type of seating arrangement will be best. You can choose from straight, fan, semi-circle, angled, and many others.

 

Overcoming Potential Language and Cultural Barriers

While having a destination wedding can be a wonderful event, a potential problem can be navigating a foreign language and cultural barrier. If your wedding is not in a location where English is the primary language, you may encounter some problems while planning your wedding. However, you should not fear and this potential obstacle should not deter you from planning a destination wedding. By hiring a foreign event coordinator, you can leave the problems of language and culture to them. They will help you every step of the way and can coordinate with foreign vendors, DJs, photographers and all other people involved in planning your wedding.

 

Inform Your Guests Well in Advance

Unlike a local wedding, a destination wedding will not only require planning from you and your spouse, but also from your guests. Guests will have to book flights, hotels, car rentals, and other arrangements months before your big day. Your guests are going out of their way to celebrate your special day, so the least you can do is be courteous and give them advanced notice. It is imperative that you send out save the date cards about 9 months in advance of your big day. This way, your guests will know when they need to take time off from work and can make other arrangements for travel.

 

Final Thoughts

Any wedding is tough to plan, and a destination wedding is the ultimate challenge when it comes to event planning. Not only do you need to deal with the regular struggles of wedding planning, but there is also a myriad of other challenges that come with it as well. Between choosing the venue, overcoming language and culture barriers, and having to inform your guests well in advance, there is much to be taken care of for a destination wedding. Although it may be an immense challenge, having a destination wedding is a beautiful experience that you will remember for a lifetime. 

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