July 30, 2017
There are many reasons why destination weddings have become so popular. They are customized to the likes of the bride and groom. Tradition is not an issue when you opt to have a wedding on the beach of Hawaii.
The wedding is simpler, faster and less stressful than a traditional wedding. You also avoid the family drama that threatens many weddings, because your wedding guests are limited to close family and friends.
You must consider your guests and be realistic when choosing a wedding venue. If your guests include senior citizens with limited mobility, or if your soon to be spouse has health issues, you may not want to get married on a mountaintop in the Swiss Alps but you can opt for amazing places along the coast.
One of the luxuries of a destination wedding, is you get to share the happiest time in your life, in a paradise of your choosing, with people that mean the most to the two of you. You may want to discover Hawaii.
The islands are a popular destination wedding choice and there are all inclusive packages that make your activities and events seamless.
A destination wedding can be a challenge. Most couples cannot go to the destination ahead of time to arrange vendors, venues, officials, and to check out the facilities.
This is why you need a good wedding planner. We recommend a wedding planner for any wedding where the couple has limited time to dedicate to the wedding, but when it comes to a destination wedding, they are essential. Hire a professional wedding planner and relax and enjoy your wedding.
You know of the common expenses. But any time you are traveling, especially with a group, there can be unexpected expenses. If you are not prepared for them, this can ruin your wedding and in some cases even cause you to cut it short.
The solution is to set up a Plumfund account. This is a free honeymoon registry, a sister company of Honeyfund.
You can customize it to show your friends and family what you would like to do while at your destination. Instead of wedding gifts, pre-wedding parties, and shower gifts, guests contribute the amount of money they would have spent to the Plumfund account. It does not cost you or the guest any additional fees. The account is free. While you may be planning to use the funds for a dinner at a 5-star restaurant, in the event of an unexpected expense, you can redirect the funds to accommodate. Maybe this means you will have your celebratory dinner at a 4-star restaurant, but at the end of the day, the funds saved the day.
When you get married in your parent’s backyard, you have the option of saving whatever you want for scrapbooks and mementos that remind you of something that happened during the service.
But what about when you are away from home? It is impractical to believe you can save every item but you can still save some mementos. Before you go, go online and find where the nearest UPS or Post Office is. Many times the hotel has UPS pick-up.
Select the item or items that you want to keep and ship it to your home before you leave for home. It is a good idea to limit yourself to one small or medium sized box.
This is not too expensive and your box will be delivered usually shortly after you arrive home.
With a little planning and an open mind, you can have the destination wedding of your dreams.