The holiday season is an extremely busy time for engagements! If the snow has you thinking of planning a wedding far, far away EventMates is here to help with our favorite tips regarding destination weddings:
CAREFULLY CURATE YOUR GUEST LIST
If you and your fiancé are thinking of financing some of your guests’ travel expenses, your budget will play a huge part in dictating your guest list. With larger destination weddings, including people outside of immediate family and close friends, we have seen that about 50% of the guests invited will be able to attend.
SCHEDULE A SCOUTING TRIP
While a scouting trip is an extra expense, it is so helpful in determining that the destination and venue fit a vision that you are putting much of your time, money, and energy into. We recommend traveling to your wedding site, local hotels that you can recommend to guests, as well as any fun activities/sights that guests may want to see while they are there for your wedding. Some guests may want to make a mini-vacation of the trip!
HIRE AN ON-SITE PLANNER
If you and your fiancé have decided to plan the wedding yourself, consider hiring a day-of planner. A day-of planner acts as the liaison and coordinator between the couple and all vendors throughout the day. They keep the wedding running smoothly and will allow you to enjoy a beautiful, and worry-free day! Click here for a free consultation, where you can learn what type of planning services are right for your destination wedding!
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