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Who doesn’t want their big day to be memorable, unique, well planned and stunningly gorgeous? With modern times and fashion, along with technology, everything and anything is possible to make your dreams a living reality. The walking downs in a church or a city hall are so out of the fashion for both the simple and the happening weddings these days. One always wants their day to be worth cherishing for all the people attending it, while keeping the sanctity of the day alive.
Friends and family alike, take proper part in making it a beautiful memory for you and the immediate families from both the sides of the groom and the bride stay excited as your wedding day touches their heart differently and softly, making it a big event for all of your lives.
To make it up to all those who have been a major part of your life and has played their part in your life in the most sweet and sour ways, some couples plan their big day as a destination wedding so to make it a big adventure of their life for not only themselves but for all the people attending it too.
A wedding day including a reception with loads of silly and welcoming activities, memorable games, dances, karaoke and all sorts of formal and informal things planned by both the bride and groom or their respective families are most welcoming and inviting for all the attendees. Who would want to miss a wedding like that?
Following are few things to make note of, before the planning of a destination wedding:
Selection of the Destination
As per the many commonly conducted researches, the most famous destinations for a wedding are Hawaii, Walt Disney World Resort, Costa Rica, Caribbean, Finger Lakes region, Mexican Coastal resorts, Las Vegas, Croatia and California. Couples often spend a lot of thought and time into selecting the destination and a great deal of argument may also arise out of it before the finalization. Which is why, we often say that the destination may matter a lot but what matters more is the adventure in the whole scenario of packing up and traveling out there somewhere for an adventure of a life called wedding.
Well Resourced Destination
We agree that any place could be great as long as the couple agrees on having the best time of their life on their big day but still, few things still matter to a major extent while selecting the destination. For instance: if you have a big gathering and the selected city only has few comfortable hotels to cave in, where will you get the rest of the people to stay? Similarly, if the city is not wide or lavish enough in their cuisine, then you may end up serving your guests just the local cuisine which may not get everyone a happy meal time at your wedding. Or a place where you have to actually spend a whole lot more just to decorate it, to conduct a wedding in an adventurous destination. So, selecting a well resourced destination should be one of your goals.
In the current times of technology where everyone seems to have a camera in their hand or a phone with a selfie mode on, you must not forget to hire a professional photographer and a videographer. Your phone cameras won’t do any justice to the beautiful destination that you have selected. Nor will it do any good to capture the best moments and looks of everyone on your big day. Professional wedding photographers these days have smart and efficient tools and strategies along with their advanced gears and gadgets which come up with the most stunning clips and shots that can rightfully make you feel as the star of the day.
Choose Your Wedding Dress Wisely
Your big day has to be special and you must feel gorgeous and amazing more than ever on this day. But a thing to remember is that your dress should also compliment your wedding destination. You cannot get a gown dress with a lacy shoulder coat if the temperature of the destination is warm. So in short, your dress should be selected keeping in mind the temperature of the destination that you have selected for your wedding.
Plan All the Logistics
As all things need a feasible planning of the execution, so should your wedding be planed logistically, ahead of time. You must research on the laws and policies of your destination. Think and plan about how will all the guests reach to your destination and be picked and lodged in their respective hotels? You should go and visit the place of your wedding before its selection. You should also see all the décor items and must have a food tasting to make your day a perfect success.
Hire a Wedding Planner
The best of all options is to invest your money into hiring the best local wedding planner. He/she would know every law and policy, along with all the vendors in the city with their reputes and would save you from a bad selection of a wine or cuisine etc. A wedding planner will also be helpful if you can’t manage to go in person to the destination beforehand as you can ask them for the pictures of assorted places in the city along with other details of food, décor etc. They can even save you enough on the budget with their experience of vendors, local language and weddings that you will feel alright paying him extra for his services.
Other than the rehearsals, the couple should plan several fun activities so the guests who are taking an off from their work, just for your wedding, could actually get some enjoyment and it can become your return gift for them for being able to come to your wedding and make it special. This way, people also break the ice more easily and have a good time in the social gathering. By the end of the wedding reception you would often see a lot of people bonding with each other in a better way and this goes for both the families and the strangers.
Keep Cool And Stay Ready For Mishaps
In big gatherings, small mishaps are bound to happen. Close people somehow fail to make it to your wedding or your maid of honor got in to a love crisis or a simple flu and thus, couldn’t make the flight to your destination. In whatever the emergency may arise, you must keep your cool. It is a naturally stressful day for a couple because of all the future uncertainties, but you mustn’t let it get to your head and handle everything in a composed and calm stature.
Be prepared to handle small issues and mishaps that can be taken care of, like the general supplies or the first aid boxes as both can come handy, if needed. Another thing to remember is to stay flexible about everything planned because things may not deliver the way you may have wanted them to be. In that case, don’t let it affect you much. Just stay calm and focus on being the gorgeous self of yours for your wedding day.