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Planning a destination wedding is an exciting and once in a lifetime experience. Getting everything organized and in order is an entirely different story. Preparation is key to a successful wedding in a far away city or country, and can make the most difference in that special day. A destination wedding can go smoothly if participants take the time to follow some very important guidelines.
What Is Involved
The bride and groom may want to hire a wedding planner. Having someone to help plan the fine details such as flights, wedding vows in another country, and legal documents, is a huge help. This is especially true if the person speaks the foreign language, particularly Spanish for Latin destinations. Planners can be costly but they do make a huge difference in the organization factor of planning. You will need to have passports first and foremost, as well as bookings far in advanced.
What To Prepare For
Be prepared for unpredictable weather. Traveling out of your normal area can be challenging and you never know what the weather will be. Most couples cross their fingers and hope that it is sunny and beautiful outside for outdoor weddings. If you want to be 100% safe, then plan for an indoor destination wedding. Tropical areas are prone to sudden storms in the summer months as well. Also be prepared for shipping confusion, potentially lost items or stolen items, and language mix ups at hotels. To combat this bring back up dresses if possible, have plenty of extra funds to buy what is missing, and always carry a foreign dictionary.
The most popular location for destination weddings is a tropical environment. The attendees of the wedding will need to think about the temperature and weather during the month of the planned wedding. If it is supposed to be warm in a humid area, choose a loose flowing gown that is shorter. It isn't appropriate for men to wear shorts unless it is a casual wedding. Think of the weather and temperature before buying clothing.
Traveling to your destination wedding is the biggest step. You should minimize all of the valuable "little things" that can go on a plane. Use make up from a make up artist so you do not risk damages during travel. Let the airlines know ahead of time that you are taking wedding clothing on the plane so that they may accommodate. Note that there may be extra fees.