A destination wedding is a unique experience but it involves a lot of planning and organization. Wedding planning can be stressful but if you have someone to help you plan, the process can become much easier and less stressful. Here are some tips to plan the ideal destination wedding.
1.Consider the taxes and conversion rates
When planning an International wedding, a lot of people forget to budget for the conversation rates. It is obvious that there will be a conversion rate in the destination country but you might not understand how the fluctuations can affect your payments. If you are planning a wedding at an International destination, you need to think about the timing. When planning a European wedding in summer, you will have to put more money down with the vendors than in the winter months because this is when the Euro is the strongest. Also, remember that every country will have its own tax rate and some could be higher than expected. So when budgeting, consider the taxes and the conversion rates in Las Vegas.
2.Getting the wedding dress there
You may not have thought about how you will get the wedding dress there and what costs you will have to incur for it. If you are planning a Vegas wedding, you will have to pack for the wedding day and the days leading up to the wedding. Consider the type of dress you want and how you will carry it with you. It may not be the easiest to carry on if you have an elaborate gown with a dramatic train. Remember to carry it with you when you fly. The worst thing that can happen to a bride is to lose the wedding dress a few days before the wedding.
3.Plan the pre-wedding itinerary
You will travel a few days before the wedding which means you will have time in a foreign location with your family and some of your closest friends. It could be the best part of having a destination wedding. You can create different activities for those who are interested or consider a meet-up location every day and try to explore the new destination. Keep things flexible and do not make it mandatory for anyone.
It is important to share invitations and you need to provide complete details in them but many people often lose the invites before the wedding. You can consider building a website or sharing email updates from time to time. It will help streamline things like reservations, booking questions, transportation, and answering all the questions. Just do not overdo it.
This may feel tough initially but you need to give up control and not sweat the details. Being an over-planner is only going to cause more stress as the wedding approaches. Do not be consumed about how many flowers each table has or how the candles are placed. You simply need to stop worrying and enjoy the day. Nothing is more important than your joy and everything you see on Pinterest may be special but it is not everything. You can contact a local wedding planner who shares your vision and will help bring it to life.
6.Consider the guests’ costs
You are spending money on the flights, decor, music, and everything that is a part of your wedding but you should be considerate about the amount that your guests will have to incur on the big day. Give enough time to the guests to plan and budget for the wedding. Most people will not have the extra money to throw around at any given time. There will also be people who will not be able to make the big trip and you need to be considerate towards them. Maybe a local reception can be planned which is not so elaborate and does not cost much. It will take the guilt off the ones who cannot make it.
At the end of the day, the wedding and the big day are all about you and nobody else. The destination wedding is something you and your partner wanted so nothing else should matter. Things will go out of control and you will face end-moment issues but they are a part and parcel of getting married. You can only do and plan as much but it is important to enjoy every single second of your big day. Eat the food and laugh, dance with your partner and sing your favorite songs because this day is all about you and it is never going to come again. A destination wedding can be all the fun you can think of but it should not get into your head and mess up with your emotions on your special day.