Destination weddings are becoming hugely popular with couples all over the world. What could be better than getting married in a beautiful setting, with the sun on your face, surrounded by the only people who matter? Well, a destination wedding might be the right choice for some, but it won’t be the right choice for others. Here are some things you need to think about before you set your heart on it:
Will The Most Important People Be Able To Come?
If you want your wedding to be full of the people you care about the most, then you need to make sure you choose somewhere they’ll be able to attend. This may only be your immediate family, so it’s worth discussing it with them first. You might be surprised at the amount of people who still want to attend. It’ll likely still be smaller than a wedding in your home country, though!
How Expensive Will It Be At The Time Of Year?
Usually, the time of year with the nicest whether will mean your destination is full of tourists. Ideally, you’ll find a time where the weather is nice, but not so your place is overrun with people. Make sure you know how expensive it is too. Different places will be more or less expensive at certain times of year.
Can You Be Hyperfocused?
Although a destination wedding can be less stressful in some ways, you need to be prepared to be hyperfocused. After all, it’s not like you can visit different vendors and venues multiple times like in your home country. You may only be able to pay a couple of visits before the big day, if you’re lucky! This is why many people who have married abroad will tell you to look at expert destination wedding planners. They’ll be able to take a lot of the hard work out of it for you.
What Will You Wear?
If you’ve chosen a hot country to get married in, then you need to consider what you’ll wear carefully. If you’ve always dreamed of wearing a huge princess dress, then maybe a destination wedding isn’t for you. You’ll likely need to wear something much lighter so you don’t melt!
Does This Place Have Any Significance For You?
Getting married in a place that has a lot of significance to you is always nice. Maybe it was where you got engaged, or your first holiday. Even if it doesn’t, you should make sure you can plan at least one planning trip so you can look around and make some important decisions.
Do You Know The Local Marriage Requirements?
Researching local marriage requirements is a must. They vary from place to place, but you may need to apply for a special license, or be in the country for a few days before you can actually tie the knot.
Are You OK With Island Time?
With most destination weddings, you’ll be on island time. This means things will be much more relaxed! You’ll need to be OK with things going a little slower than normal.
Does a destination wedding sound right for you?