We already talked about destination weddings here and we explained reasons on why to celebrate your wedding in Italy.
Today, I will give you 10 top tips to choose your wedding destination. Not all locations work for everybody and you want your guests to be happy on your wedding day.
10 top tips to choose your destination wedding location
1-WHERE TO HAVE YOUR WEDDING
The first thing you need to decide is where to have your wedding, this isn’t an easy decision as there are many incredible countries. You may decide to go to a place you haven’t been before or a country you have been dreaming of visiting as a couple. You must also think about the guests you will invite as you want to make them happy too. So choose a convenient place especially if you have disabled guests, older age family members or friends with small children.
2-CHOSE THE RIGHT PLACE AND THE RIGHT SEASON
Decide if you want a major city, a seaside place, a countryside feeling or a mountain celebration. You must keep in mind the season of your wedding too. The seson changes according to where your wedding takes place and the time of the year..
3-RESEARCH THE COUNTRY YOU WANT YOUR WEDDING DAY
Once you have thought of the country, you will need to start doing some research on in what part of that country you wish to go to. This is definitely more difficult especially if you have never been there. So keep in mind tip 2 and from there start researching places in the country you have chosen.
4-WHAT MOOD AND STYLE DO YOU WANT FOR YOUR WEDDING DAY
While choosing the destination for your wedding, start thinking of the mood, the theme and the colours you wish to have. If you wish to have a relaxed countryside feeling then you can eliminate major cities and seaside areas.
5-DON’T FORGET ABOUT YOUR GUESTS
Think of your guests as they will have to pay for their trip, so make sure it isn’t too far out for them. The destination is adequate to their needs too as you don’t want them to participate to your wedding and feel unhappy.
6-CONSIDER HAVING A DESTINATION WEDDING PLANNER
If the destination is far out, if they speak a different language or if you have never been there before, you may consider booking a destination wedding planner. This will make life easier and less stressful for you. If she/he is based in the country you have chosen, it will be much easier. Vendors coordination and arrangements for your guests may result will be easier.
7-FOOD IS VERY IMPORTANT
Don’t forget to think of the food specialities you can find in that country. Make it easy on yourself and for your beloved guests. Some countries are absolutely safe and can offer wonderful foods throughout your weekend abroad, needless to say, Italy is one of those countries where you get incredible food with unique local specialities in each region. Check this post about Italy being an ideal wedding destination for its incredible food culture.
8-WHAT KIND OF VENUE DO YOU WANT
Now that you have the destination in your mind and maybe a wedding planner to help you, think of the type of venue you may like. The venue is important as you may decide to have the celebration and the dinner at the same place. This will eliminate transport for your guests from the celebration place to the dinner venue. Some venues may have rooms for your guests to sleep there too or there may be a close by hotel for them to book. If everyone stays at the same place, it makes it easier (and cheaper) as you won’t need to organise transport for them to and from the wedding. This would make it easier for your guests.
9-DON’T FORGET TO HAVE A PLAN B
Make sure the venue you have decided on, has all the services you may need. Always keep in mind a plan B in case of bad weather, you want to be as happy as much as possible and keep your guests comfortable.
10-ORGANIZE SOMETHING EXTRA FOR YOUR GUESTS TO DO
As your guests will stay at the location for two/three days or more, search for fun experiences for them to do. Wine tasting, a cooking class, an excursion, a Spa experience or a special cultural tour. This will make your wedding unique and unforgettable. Make sure you let them know in case they need any kind of special equipment such as trekking shoes, sports gear, bathing suits etc
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