A destination wedding can be a perfect opportunity for you to simultaneously have a dream vacation, family reunion, and the completion of matrimonial bonds. But it can also get a bit complicated if you don’t think things out in advance. The where, when, and how need to be carefully considered.
Any wedding requires careful planning. A destination wedding will require more than most. You’re going to have travel arrangements to take into account, you need the right venue, you’ll want officiants to be booked, entertainment, a place for the reception, catering, photography, invitations, and all these things covered well before the event itself.
It makes sense to give yourself more time for planning if you’re following through on a destination wedding—unless, of course, you’ve got resources that are extensive enough to make such issues disappear. For most people, this isn’t going to be the case.
So as a for-instance, let’s briefly consider wardrobe. If you’re going to have a wedding among the towering redwoods of California’s western coast, you’ll likely want clothing which reflects their majesty. Meanwhile, if you’re getting married on a beach, you’ll want to have dresses that won’t get sand all over the place.
In either scenario, you’ll need to find the color combinations for bridesmaid dresses which most appropriately match your locale. The cut of these dresses will be considerable as well. And while men will be wearing formal tuxedoes in all likelihood, there may be options which include formalized “shorts” of one variety or another.
Honeymoon Registry Tactics
Also, consider gifts. If you’re going to some place like Australia for your destination wedding, the place of the event is going to be part and parcel to the honeymoon itself; these aspects of the marriage will all happen simultaneously. While some guests may not be able to afford such a distant trip, they may yet want to contribute.
For those who can’t afford to be at the ceremony itself, this can be the perfect time to contribute to a honeymoon registry. Honeymoon registries in general can prove an invaluable resource in a wedding. Through such crowd-sourced options, you can go to more expensive places and tarry longer.
A Once-In-A-Lifetime Thing
A wedding should ideally be a once-in-a-lifetime event; that means it’s okay to “splurge” a little. But that doesn’t mean you should waste finite resources! Getting into debt as a precursor to a long-term relationship isn’t the wisest thing a person can do. As a matter of fact, it’s downright foolhardy. You do want to find some way of underwriting your initial trip.
Certainly you and your new spouse will be able to handle some debt; but wouldn’t it be better to start things off with a clean slate? The further in advance you book venues, officiants, and photographers, the more you’re going to save. Also, the more you utilize crowd-sourced funding options, the greater your honeymooning budget will be.
A World In Contraction
The world today is contracting owing to advances in travel and technology. Diverse, out-of-reach places can be reached with greater success than in perhaps all of human history. This means if you can imagine going somewhere, you can likely go there. Different honeymooners will have different proclivities; but the sky is the limit if you plan things right.
Consider all the angles, plan in advance, and have fun. You’ve got the potential for a grand and memorable adventure. When it comes to your honeymoon, it should be something to remember. Even if your destination wedding is just an up-scale spot a few hours away from home, it can be just right. It all depends on what you want, and how well you plan things.