It seems that those days are gone when couples used to restrict their wedding ceremony in a big church. This is because the modern couples prefer going for a long-distance route to enjoy amidst a carefree ambiance. Well, this forms the spirit of destination weddings that attract those with budget limitations and those who prefer only close friends and family as guests, thus saving much on efforts and money. While the efforts and money are saved, the time for celebration is usually more than usual so that the couple and guests can enjoy thoroughly.
No matter what the reason is, a destination wedding is the latest vogue. So, are you planning for such a ceremony for your better half? Here are some smart tips to plan efficiently.
Think of Combinations to Save More Money
A majority of destination weddings are arranged in a dreamy getaway that is ideal for even reception and other and post-ceremony activities including a bit of island hopping if possible. Most these activities share almost 14% of a standard wedding budget. However, if you look for a resort or hotel that is ideal for these activities (all-inclusive one), you can save drastically and put it aside for buying a new home or investing in your child’s education.
Another benefit that you get is that your family and friends can enjoy a small vacation quite affordably because your wedding celebration is likely to go on even after the traditional ceremony is over. To save even more, avoid making your event to fall during holidays or peak season. This will make airfares and hotel prices more affordable.
Don’t Ignore the Weather
A great ceremony on the smooth coast of an exotic Hawaiian islet can be easily ruined through a thunderstorm, hurricane, or heavy rains. Therefore, you need to know about the weather forecast made for your wedding celebration days and accordingly keep your guests protected through possible measures. Get travel insurance, have guards on the beach, keep the venue a bit far from the coast, or you can even postpone for a few weeks instead of canceling.
Plan to Carry Your Expertise
Hiring services such as photography, makeup, and attire designing in a hot destination known for weddings can cost you more than usual. Therefore, it is ideal to identify what all you can take with you instead of hiring at that destined place. If money is there to spend, consider taking your own reliable professionals with you! At least, they will be trustworthy and flexible enough to work with you.
Consider the Laws
Each state or nation has its own set of requirements for authorized marriage, including residency ones, marriage licenses, witnesses, and proof of immunization. Before reaching to the destination, ensure that both the groom and bride have all the required documents. In your plan, do include the findings of research on local marriage laws for finalizing the most suitable location. Last but not the least, do renew your passport in advance!