Planning A Destination Wedding? 3 Mistakes To Avoid

Whether you are eloping or want the elaborate event you have always dreamed of, a destination wedding can be a great option. Of course, planning a destination wedding is not going to be easy. Not only will you need to choose a location for the ceremony and reception, catering, and accommodations, but you will also have to make all of these decisions from far away. Fortunately, help is available. If you are planning a destination wedding, here are a few mistakes to avoid.

Not Considering Weather

Destination weddings allow you to marry in a location that suits your dreams. Even though the backdrop may be perfect, you will still need to take the potential weather into consideration. Wind, sun, heat, rain, and even snow can all wreak havoc on your special day, so make sure to plan for the potential weather risks in advance.

For example, if you are planning a wedding at a tropical destination, you may want to avoid the hurricane season. Planning your wedding between June 1 and November 30 can be risky due to the potential risk of a hurricane. Even if your specific location will not be affected by an actual hurricane, heavy rain and wind may still be possible during these times.

Not Sending Save-the-Dates/Invites Soon Enough

If you are inviting family and friends to your wedding, they will need more time to make travel arrangements. Invitations are helpful a few months in advance, but sending out save-the-date notices as soon as possible is also important.

Remember that you and your guests will need to book hotels and flights to the destination as early as possible. In addition, if the destination wedding will be outside the country, reservations need to happen even sooner. Some guests may need to apply for or renew their passports, as well, which can be time-consuming.

Not Considering your Dress

As a bride, you will want to look your best on your wedding day, so you may spend a large amount of time and money on your wedding gown. While the dress will look great in the dressing room, it may not arrive and look as good when you are at your wedding destination.

Choose a gown that you know will survive the packing, handling, and flight to your destination wedding. Avoid gowns with materials that may break or become incredibly wrinkled during travel. Also, make sure your resort has a dry-cleaning service that can press the gown before your wedding day. It's especially helpful to find a resort that has a seamstress on site, in case your gown is in distress. 

Keep these tips in mind and contact destination wedding services to learn more.