As you navigate the hurdles and opportunities that come with planning a destination wedding, the following tips will help you make the most of your big day in paradise, ensuring a truly memorable experience for you and for your guests.
1. Go on an “Earlymoon”
Earlymoons are the perfect way for couples to explore the wedding destination ahead of time and to kick off the wedding planning process. Visit a variety of resorts to compare venues. Shop for a local wedding photographer that specializes in destination weddings and have your engagement and wedding announcement photos taken at the destination.
2. Start Early
When it comes to planning a luxury destination wedding, early planning is key. Send out the invitations at least one year in advance, so that guests have enough time to save money, take time off work, and make travel arrangements. Remember that the best venues, photographers, caterers and vendors get booked up early… so don’t procrastinate!
3. Select a Quality Resort
When guests travel far and wide in order to attend your wedding, it is important that you ensure their enjoyment by providing a high-quality experience. Opt for a resort that hosts only one wedding per day and that does not require guests to wear wristbands. Also, avoid resorts that have timeshare and club sales onsite.
4. Host Unique Events
Ditch the traditional welcome cocktail party and rehearsal dinner by replacing them with unique activities that immerse your guests in the local culture. Host a tequila tasting experience, a sunset catamaran excursion, a guided tour around town or an interactive cooking class… the possibilities are endless!
5. Serve Local Food
Create a memorable culinary experience for your guests by incorporating traditional local cuisine, fresh ingredients and crowd-pleasing menus. Allow your guests to mix and mingle as they make their way through a variety of sweet and savory food stations, featuring local specialties and signature drinks.
6. Create a Wedding Website
A website is a great way to build excitement for your guests by providing them with some useful information about the destination they will be visiting, such as important travel information, ideas about what to bring, a list of recommended places and restaurants they can visit, a schedule of events, and more!
For more destination wedding inspiration and information, please visit: https://www.inmexico.com/bridal/
Featured Photo by: Moni & Adri Photog