5 Things No One Tells You About Destination Weddings  

03 JUNE 2016

When you're planning to tie the knot overseas, there are a lot of factors that go into ensuring that it goes off without a hitch. From choosing your destination to making the requisite arrangements for your guests, every aspect of a destination wedding can seem daunting if not handled right from the start. Here are 5 important things to know before you dive headlong into planning your wedding abroad.

1. The Wedding Planner: In choosing your wedding planner for your destination wedding, it's recommended that you choose one from the destination itself. Having a planner who is familiar with the customs, venues, vendors and other details can ease things up considerably. However, do your research – check out their online reviews and portfolios, and whenever you can, try to seek out word-of-mouth recommendations from other brides who had hired them previously. Set up online meetings over Skype to ensure that you meet your planner face-to-face, rather than relying merely on e-mails.

2. The Legal Stuff: Every country has their own specific restrictions when it comes to their marriage laws. Research the matrimonial regulations of the country you've chosen thoroughly, and familiarise yourself with all the formalities that need to be done before you head to the altar. This includes legal paperwork, documents and applications that need to be filled in advance. Get in contact with the right authorities and experts who can advise you on the specifics.

3. The Season: Once you have your heart set on a particular destination for your wedding, take its weather into account while setting your wedding date. The last thing you'll want is for the weather to play spoilsport on your big day. In addition, some countries have specific traditions about the time when the wedding can be held. Understand that in planning a wedding abroad, you will have to conform – to an extent – with the standards held there.

4. The Guests: Planning a wedding abroad involves a lot of factors, including the fact that you also have to take your guests into account. Flights and accommodations in particular should be arranged, and once you've reached your destination, you need to ensure that they are all provided for. Make sure that your guests are also kept informed about the expectations at the wedding venue such as the schedule, venue etiquette and dress-code. You can also get some members of your bridal party to help out with the guests.

5. The Destination: While you may have a particular wedding destination in mind, practicalities might limit your chances to host your wedding there. Therefore, it's always better to keep yourself open to more than one destination, and thereby, broaden the number of options you have in having the wedding of your dreams.

At TheWeddingMart.sg you will find a range of wedding vendors and planners who are experienced in planning and catering to destination weddings. Browse our categorised listings, and choose the best vendors for your dream destination wedding based on vendor reviews, ratings and customer feedback.

Category : Wedding Venue ,Destination Weddings

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