Choosing the Perfect Destination for Your Wedding

Weddings hopefully happen once in our lives, so when we’ve finally found the perfect one, we need to make the big day special! There are as many options for weddings as there are couples. You can have a small, private wedding in your uncle’s backyard if you want privacy, and, more importantly, if you have a budget you need to adhere to. If, however, you’ve been saving and dreaming about your big day for years, you need to go big. There is an entire world out there that can host your wedding. From winter destinations to summer holidays, you can make your wedding the most memorable event of your life by going abroad.
Is a Destination Wedding Right for You?

Wanting a destination wedding is entirely different than being able to have one, but you shouldn’t let logistics stop you from having the wedding of your dreams. To help you determine whether a wedding destination is right for you, go through this checklist:

1.    Where Are Your Guests?
Many people have global relationships. This means that their friends and family can be found throughout the world. If this sounds like you, then a destination wedding is an excellent choice. It’s a great way to bring together all of your loved ones to a destination that is a similar distance away from each other.

2.    What is Their Budget?
If you give your guests enough head’s up, then you can encourage them to budget in time for your wedding. For instance, if you choose the destination and lock in plans a year or two in advance, you can keep an eye on flight prices, set up alerts, and notify your guests that a great deal is available and that they should get their tickets now. That way they can absorb the cost of the wedding well ahead, allowing them to better budget and actually be able to go.

3.    What is Your Budget?
If money is no object, then, of course, you should choose a destination wedding. Not only can you pay for your guests’ flights, but you can also host them in luxury. If you need to adhere to your budget, however, the longer you plan, the better. That way you can save up and have the wedding of your dreams.

The only real reason that you shouldn’t have a destination wedding is if you don’t want one. Otherwise, there are means to save, ensure that everyone is going, and that everyone can afford it. The more you plan ahead, the more prepared you and your guests can be. Just try to pick a great destination that everyone will want to go to, because they can then combine your wedding with a great vacation!

What Destination Should You Choose?

The destination you choose for your wedding depends entirely on the type of wedding you want to have. If you want a luxurious, beach wedding, then you should look no further than the hot locations around the equator. One of the best options here is in Dubai. You don’t have to worry about planning from afar, either, as you can hire wedding planners in Dubai who will ensure you have the perfect day. To help you pick the perfect destination, first know these three key things:

1.    When Will You Have the Wedding?
Most destinations are affected by the season, but you aren’t restricted by the time of year. For instance, you can plan a trip during the winter months and still have a summer wedding. All you need to do is go to either the equator or further south. Choose a time when most of your guests can book time off and even when flights are typically cheaper, and you’ll be able to have the destination wedding you dreamed of for a discount.

If, on the other hand, you have a destination in mind, then check the weather history so you can plan the most ideal time to go! You won’t be able to guarantee the perfect weather, but you can get the right timeframe.

2.    What Kind of Wedding Do You Want to Have?
If you don’t already have a destination in mind, but do have a picture in your head, use that as your reference point. Do you want a beach wedding? Do you want a wedding against the backdrop of an old manor? Do you want there to be snow? Whatever you have in mind, search for it. There are so many places in the world that you are sure to find your perfect wedding destination.

3.    How Many Guests Will Be There?
The more guests, the more difficult it will be to choose a destination. This is because with wedding destinations you need to be able to host them, even if they are okay with paying the fees. You can’t choose a remote wedding destination that can only house 50 people if you have 100 guests, for instance. Ensure that the destination you choose has more than enough space for all of your guests, otherwise you’ll be making some tough decisions!

Tips for Planning

When it comes to your wedding, you want everything to be perfect. Planning a destination wedding, however, means that you won’t be able to oversee everything that goes on. Instead, you’ll have to rely on wedding planners and be open to a plan B in the case of emergencies. Going in advance to the location is also a great idea, so you can not only see the place, but make face-to-face contact.

Destination weddings combine the wonder of travel, the tranquility of vacation, and the fun of weddings together. You can have the wedding and the honeymoon in the same place, or you can go off to another destination entirely and allow your guests a few extra days to enjoy the location. However you have your wedding, the destination, the guests, and of course your newlywed spouse will make it absolutely magical. Plan big, take time with the details, and you’ll have the best wedding possible.

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