Have you been daydreaming about walking down the aisle in [insert location of your dreams] since you "said yes" ? Are you worried your people won't be interested in travelling? They will, everyone loves a vacation!
As destination brides ourselves we are huge fans of the destination wedding. We wanted to give you 3 quick things to consider as you being planning.
Thing 1: Budget
A destination wedding might be lighter on your pocket (in most cases) but for your guests there are different factors. While it's not required, it is customary to consider your guests travel budget in selecting a location. Consider is the key word, you will not be able to accommodate every guest. However, if you do desire guests to attend your event we suggest that you take this into consideration. You and your spouse-to-be will be the best gage of what this should be. Think about offering your guests a pay over time option. That is something we handle regularly.
Thing 2: Guest list
Please keep in mind that the guest list of a destination wedding tends to be significantly smaller than your traditional wedding. Traveling overnight may not work for everyone. This is a fact you will need to understand and be comfortable with to have a successful event.
The trend currently for destination weddings is to use virtual invitations that perhaps link to a customized couple Web page. It is not uncommon however for paper invitations to be sent. Think about your guests, are the all tech savvy? If Aunt Barbara can never remember her email password you should probably send her an invitation (if you really want her to come that is).
Thing 3: What Matters Most
The intent of the wedding celebration is to celebrate your union with those people closest to you. Whatever venue or destination you choose will be loved by those nearest and dearest to you. If this is not the case, how ever did they make the list to share in this special moment with you?
Wishing you all the best,
The Kelly & The Greene