Are you thinking of a wedding on a tropical beach or a quaint little English town far from home? A lot of more adventurous couples are choosing to host their weddings in a distant locale as it can be another adventure and can also be a vacation for family and friends. However, planning your wedding from afar is challenging and will require you to be more organized. So here are a few tips to help you on planning your dream wedding.
1. Choose the perfect location
Your chosen destination will determine not only the wedding theme, but also the budget you have to allot and the time you need to travel. Some couples choose significant locations they have already visited together as they already have an idea of where to hold the wedding. Still, you can opt for places that you have never been to as long as you are prepared to do your research.
2. Think about your guests
Since your chosen location will require additional time and travel funds, don’t be disappointed if some of your family and friends decline your invitation. For those who will be joining you for your wedding, try to provide complete information on how to find the venue and look affordable hotels where they might want to stay.
3. Consider the weather
Do your research on the weather of your chosen location. A tropical country will not be sunny all year-round so choose the best month to host your wedding.
4. Visit your chosen location
Plan a trip a few months before the date of your wedding to explore the area for possible locations or to finalize details such as the venue for the ceremony and reception, and hotels for guests. You should also talk to your chosen caterers, florists, and photographers to discuss the details of your wedding.
5. Pick out appropriate attires
Consider the climate of your chosen destination. You may want to opt out of using ball gowns and tuxedos if you will be having your wedding in the tropics, especially if you will have the ceremony and reception outdoors.