How to Choose Your Wedding Destination
September 18, 2017 | Tips
Ready for your dream wedding? As you embark on this exciting journey as a couple, it’s time to start thinking about where you’ll celebrate your special day. Whether you are in search of a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony or a location with exquisite food, a destination wedding can provide an experience unlike any other.
Ready for your dream wedding? As you embark on this exciting journey as a couple, it’s time to start thinking about where you’ll celebrate your special day. Whether you are in search of a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony or a location with exquisite food, a destination wedding can provide an experience unlike any other. Regardless of what stage you are at in your planning, our Destination Vows specialists can help. Contact us for to connect with a planner.
Here are five tips to help you choose the perfect place to say “I do.”
Determine Your Budget
The first step when hunting for a destination is to set your budget. Crunch numbers and outline what your minimum and maximum spend will be, including everything from florals to flights. There are destination weddings for every budget, large or small. Some destinations, including those in the Caribbean, even offer a cost-effective alternative to a traditional wedding in North America.
You will also need to think about your guests. If the castle in England is too pricey for your mother-in-law, maybe a white-sand beach on a culture rich island is a better option.
Destinations that Capture Your Heart
From exploring your heritage, to a bucket-list location, or heading back to a place that has already captured your heart, there are many ways to find meaning in your destination. Narrow down your list of destinations by highlighting the places that hold a special place in your heart.
Consider Your Guests
Your guests will help make your wedding special, so consider the things that might be important to them. If there are children attending, think about a destination that is child-friendly, or if you have guests coming from the other side of the world, maybe it’s best to meet them halfway. You might even look at combining a winter getaway with your wedding so that you and your guests can make the most of the experience.
Timing is Everything
Your wedding date can often determine what destination will interest you. The winter months are often the best time to visit the Caribbean, but off-shoulder seasons can be equally enjoyable. You will also need to think about your destination’s peak tourism season as this can affect how early you need to book or the kinds of accommodations your guests can secure.
Speak to a Planner
Destination Vows specialists are wedding planners who help you build your once-in-a-lifetime dream wedding from start to finish. We have exclusive access to deals you can’t find online. We understand the marriage requirements around the world, have first-hand experience with a variety of venues, and will ensure every detail is perfect. If you are considering a destination wedding, click here to connect with a planner.
About Destination Vows
Destination Vows is comprised of destination wedding planners who specialize in creating once-in-a-lifetime weddings around the world. Our team of specialists have the expertise, world-wide contacts and passion to assist you, in creating the perfect wedding, or romantic honeymoon. Whether it’s a quaint villa in Tuscany, a romantic chateau in France or on a magnificent white sand beach in the Caribbean – we can make your dream destination wedding come true. With extensive training at some of the world’s best hotels and resorts, Destination Vows specialists help you plan and create a destination wedding that reflects your style, theme and personality.
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