Considering a destination wedding? Then this will be the perfect read to decide if this is right for you. Destination weddings have such a momentous element, for yourselves and your guests; no one is ever in a hurry to forget an ocean setting, let alone your enchanting day. So go ahead and read each weeks article for this month, on the pros and cons and everything you need to now about getting married abroad.
Location- beach vows or villa elegance?
Location is a huge part of any destination wedding, the setting if not right could ruin your perfect day. So think carefully of what suits you as a couple, and be realistic about what you want your ideal wedding day to entail.
The list is endless, secluded beach on an Island or a countryside affair in Europe, you can dare to dream and make this wedding a true reality!! The location needs to be unique and special to you both, as when you look back or even go back to the destination you choose, you want to hold special memories of the day you said, “ I do “.
As with everything come some slight implications. With weddings, family and friends will always give opinions on what you should and shouldn’t do for your wedding; this is sometimes not needed or wanted. Well be prepared for this to be a little more common with a destination wedding, as you may find some guests complain about the location, be it too expensive or they have been their before, however it is your wedding so it should be YOUR decision on how and where you spend this special day.
Guests-Who should you invite?
So you’ve chosen the venue, set the date, easy. Right? But whom do you invite?
Major events, tend to bring everyone together, even family you probably have not seen or heard from in years. Yet its courtesy for you to invite all relatives, but is it really that bad if you don’t?
If you’re opting for a small, intimate destination wedding, then why not limit the guests to immediate Family and close friends. The best thing about choosing the right guests is to think in steps, would you be invited to there wedding, would you socialize with people outside of work? You don’t want to be inviting everyone, to such a special day. A good option about selecting wedding guests is that it’s both your decision, no one else’s. The pros may seem limited when coming to choosing guests, but realistically it is simple; invite those that you can’t imagine not celebrating with you.
So you have set the dates and sent the invites, but family members are insisting neighbors, and long lost relatives should have been invited, its simple say no! Family will step in when coming to the invites, as they want to invite everybody they know, including old work colleagues that met you once when you were 4. It is going to be a hard decision, but you have to be stern and tell family who is and is not invited and that’s just how it is going to be! Fallout may happen, but in reality, it is your day and your decisions should come first. A lot of couples tend to feel overwhelmed and under pressure when it comes to invitations, well here’s a bit of advice why not take part in a fun wedding quiz, to help you narrow down and make final decisions on guests attending or not. You can find these on pinterest, online and big craft stores.
Not to worry, all the people you want will be there.