HOW TO PLAN A DESTINATION WEDDING?
Nowadays, the trend to get married at exotic locations is set among the modern, sophisticated couples who are determined to be a cut above the rest. Whisking friends and family away to a multi-day party is the latest norm. Baraats in iconic cobbled avenues in quaint European towns, Sangeet in a candle lit sea shore, Mandapsin white sand and of course, photoshoots at heritage sites.
As exciting as it sounds, you need to go through a planning process. So here we bring you the most important elements you need to be aware of, to have an optical free happily ever after.
HOW TO PLAN THE DESTINATION ITSELF?
Choose the destination that is an unconventional one. Lesser-known venues would go an extra mile to add a sparkle to your special day. The fact that you want to tie the knot at an exotic location is a given, but you'll need to factor in several other variables to arrive at the most suitable choice.
THE NEXT STEP:
Decide on the guest list
Prepare for vital questions like, what is the size of your guest list? Can one hotel accommodate everyone? Does the city have favorable weather conditions? And such.
Tosave money, have the wedding during the off season when the prices and taxes are low. As the primary aim is to have an intimate wedding in a perfect setting, trim down the guest list be it coworkers or distant family members.
THE THIRD STEP:
Arrangefor the best photographers
Of course, a lavish wedding or not, it’s the captured incredible reminiscences that is going to put a nostalgic smile on your face later on.
THE FOURTH STEP:
Plan the transportation
Ensure the locale you select is feasible to reach by air, rail or road. Because we do not want to tire the guests with multiple layovers and complicated visa formalities, do we? Also look at the aspects like distance from airports, ease of language, nearer distance to the city's main sights and so on.
THE FIFTH STEP:
Go for a minimal decor
Flowers, satin cloths, among the other things always suck up money and so that can be minimized. Let your venue have a natural setting and provide the backdrop for the perfect picture moments. Though hotels boast of providing vendors, photographers, caterers and makeup artists it is always either a make or break. So bring in your own board and approve only after trials and going through their previous clients’ experiences.
THE SIXTH STEP:
Take important care of other costs
It is the small things in life that leave a touch. So getting a local artist who can paint portraits of the guests, or a DJ who can make the elders do a ‘Rock n Roll’, or even a bartender who is bound to impress with fire blowing tricks need to be looked upon because we need the talking to last, don't we?
THE SEVENTH STEP:
Send out your invites early
To plan an incredible wedding and to give your guest limited time to work out their schedule is no justice. So make sure the invites are sent earlier and go further and book the travel agencies earlier to avoid confusions that are bound to happen at the last minute.