Destination weddings make your wedding day a one-of-a-kind experience for you and your guests as well. However, destination weddings take a lot of careful planning to ensure that everything goes smoothly and everyone gets as much as possible out of the experience.
The following are five things to keep in mind before you leave for your destination wedding location to ensure that everyone present has an unforgettably enjoyable time at your destination wedding:
Your guests may not be familiar with the destination and will appreciate help from you on directions and other logistical issues.
If you've chosen a particular destination for your wedding, you may already be familiar with it. However, the attendees at your wedding may not be familiar with it.
Any information you can supply to your guests will be much appreciated. Be present to offer advice and directions when necessary to help your guests get the most out of the destination.
The rehearsal is especially important with a destination wedding because you're probably not familiar with the venue and surroundings.
While the wedding rehearsal is always an important step in organizing a wedding, it's especially important if your wedding is taking place at a venue you've never been to.
At your wedding rehearsal, familiarize yourself with the venue so that you'll be able to answer questions that your guests have and so that your ceremony will go as smoothly as possible.
It's a good idea to extend the celebration for guests because they're going to want to enjoy the destination after traveling all that way.
Guests aren't going to want to attend a destination wedding- especially a destination wedding outside of the country- that's only going to last a few days. Everyone who attends is going to be investing a lot of time in traveling, so it's probably a good idea to spread out the festivities over an entire week if possible.
You should take your own camera for sightseeing even if you're also hiring a photographer.
As a couple who's planning a destination wedding, you might be focusing too much on the actual ceremony and not enough on enjoying the destination.
You're going to want to do some sightseeing and partying while you're there, so go prepared. Your wedding is the focus of the trip, but that doesn't mean you won't want to photograph your explorations of the destination before and after the ceremony itself.
It's important to remember to take some time for yourselves for the sake of your new marriage.
While you want your guests to have a good time, you also need to put some work into your marriage itself in the early days. Make sure you plan out some alone time amid all the excitement.