If you really want to get married somewhere far from home and have a destination wedding, there are a few tips you need to keep in mind. Planning a destination wedding is a little different than planning a regular wedding near where you live.
Choose Someplace Meaningful
A destination wedding usually makes more sense to your guests and will strengthen your memories of your wedding down the road, if you choose a meaningful location. For example, you may choose to get married where you and your spouse took your first trip together. Or maybe you choose to get married at a place that was meaningful to you as a child. Or you choose to get married somewhere you have always wanted to go and you want to experience together with your spouse. Choose someplace that is more than pretty; choose someplace that holds a deeper meaning for you.
Give as Much Warning as Possible
Everyone you know doesn't have unlimited budgets. A destination wedding means that your friends and family are going to need to save up money for the event, request time off work, find someone to take care of their pets, etc. A destination wedding places a big burden on those who want to attend, from a financial and logistical viewpoint. That is why you need to give as much warning and time as possible so they can decide if they want to attend your wedding and then prepare for that possibility.
Hire a Professional
Planning a wedding from a distance can be challenging, which is why you need to hire a planner who can help you plan your wedding. For the best experience, hire a planner that offers destination wedding services. They will be able to help you plan your wedding in detail and take care of some of the in-person things that are going to be difficult for you to take care of on your own. Hiring a wedding planner can make any wedding go smoother and is the right choice for a destination wedding.
Visit Ahead of Time
If possible, see if you can visit the destination about three months before your wedding. This will allow you to visit vendors in person, and work more intimately with the catering company, baker, and florist who you will be using for your wedding.
Having a destination wedding can create an experience to remember. Choose a meaningful destination, give your guests as much warning as possible, hire a professional to help with the planning, and visit in advance to take care of final details.