With brides dreaming of saying their “I do’s” with their toes in the sand, destination weddings are becoming more and more popular. Maybe you have a destination in mind, or maybe you are just toying with the idea. This article will give you some tips for planning your dream destination wedding.
If you have a disagreement with someone who will be attending your wedding, make sure that you make amends before your big day. You will not want anything to ruin the atmosphere at your wedding. It is best to try to be on good terms will all of your guests when this day comes.
Understand that the wedding ceremony is the most important part of the day and that the reception is just the celebration of this ceremony. Put a lot of thought into the readings that will be done at your wedding and where you would like to have your reception. This will optimize your overall experience.
If you are planning a tropical destination wedding or honeymoon on the beach, opt for inexpensive sandals with a thin rattan or jelly sole. These shoes can be easily embellished to match your bridal gown or beach attire by adding on ribbons, vintage brooches, silk or fresh flowers, or even clusters of crystals.
If you’re really worried about guests at your wedding drinking too much, you can only offer a cash bar. When people are forced to pay for their alcohol, they’re less likely to drink as much. You could also make the bar cash-only, forcing people to go to an ATM if they run out of money which, when your drunk, isn’t easy.
Don’t use an overabundance of flowers as table centerpieces for your reception. The flowers will often just get in the way when your guests are trying to eat. You also might want to take into consideration that some guests may be allergic to the pollen in the flowers. Think about putting candles that aren’t scented onto the table. This can create a romantic look.
Try to negotiate as much as possible with the vendors that you are using for your wedding. If you do not act persistent, they will not reduce their cost themselves. Try to give your vendors a rich incentive to beat out the competition and earn your business for your wedding.
Think about which effects windy weather could have on your outdoor reception. Avoid any light fabrics and complex hairstyles. Find solid tents that will stand in case of wind. Let everybody know that the location might be windy: give them advice about clothes and hairstyle that will not look bad when the wind blows.
Do not think that you have to wear a white wedding dress to your wedding. If you want a white wedding dress, go for it. Yet, if you prefer a black, red or any other color of dress, go right ahead and wear it, regardless of what anyone else thinks.
Perhaps following family traditions is tempting, but remember that this day is about you and your spouse. Thank them for their concern and affection but firmly remind them that you and your spouse ultimately make the decisions. That way, you could look back at the day of your wedding without any regrets.
Research to see if there are any other events happening the day you are getting married. For example, if there is a conference in town or a charity event taking place, it may make it more difficult for your guests to secure their hotel rooms or to drive around town. Let them know what is happening so they can plan accordingly.
As stated at the beginning of the article, destination weddings are becoming more and more popular. Couples are tying the knot all over the world, creating lasting memories. Hopefully this article has answered some of your questions, and given you some great ideas for planning the destination wedding of your dreams.