Destination Wedding Planning Tips
Are you considering a destination wedding? We are here to share what we learned from wedding planners from around the world to help you come up with a few ideas to make planning a little easier.
The first thing is research. Every country has different legal requirements. Some have a grace period; you have to be in the country for a couple days before you can actually legally get married. Some have different types of people that can legally marry you. Some do allow civil ceremonies. It’s very, very important that you find out what each country’s legalities are, and then you follow suit.
In terms of wedding size, the ideal size for a destination wedding is what you feel comfortable with. How much time do you want to spend with everyone? Personally, for a destination, because remember everyone has to get there and get back, I’d say around 100 people is appropriate.
The interesting thing about destination weddings is clients often think it’s going to be the budget option, when actually it’s just the converse. While food and beverage and certain things may be less expensive in the destination they’ve chosen, by the time you figure out bringing in china, glass, silverware, floral, it’s gonna be much more expensive than doing it in a hotel ballroom.
Then comes the entertainment aspect of the wedding. Finding the right wedding entertainment for your destination wedding can be tough. There is a wide array of options you can choose from such as live dance performances, live music and even live entertainers. If you are having a Hawaiian destination wedding we personally recommend Nalani at Nalani Productions for authentic Hawaiian entertainment. Everything from Hula dance to fire breathing performances. They are friendly, affordable and flexible when it comes to scheduling. You won’t be disappointed in booking with them.
You’ve heard it from the best. Hopefully, you got a few great destination wedding planning tips that you can use to plan your dream day.