So, now it’s time for the know before you go!! You’ve pictured the ceremony, the beach, the hotel, or the country estate, right? But have you sat down and researched exactly what you need to do to bring this to life? Well if in doubt you’ll enjoy this weeks read on the facts and legalities of destination weddings. I promise not to send you to sleep, so stay with me and you will see when done right, how easy all this wedding planning can be.
Try before you buy
Newly engaged, in the whirlwind romance of dreaming about an idyllic day? Well before you commit get to know your destination first!! Photos, images and videos can be more deceiving than you think, so be sure to do your research and know your destination and venue. Why not take a pre wedding tour, you may have this idea and picture what everything will look like, but what if you leave it to chance and it is a disappointment. A wedding planner will always advise you to come over and take part in site visits of various venues that are suited to you, as a couple that will compliment the type of wedding you wish to have.
No certificates, No ceremony
You’ve got your heart set on the perfect venue and planned out the traditional 7 tier cake, before you get too ahead of yourself and burst your own bubble; make sure your dream wedding can actually happen. Wedding legalities are the only thing stopping you from saying “ I do”, let’s make sure this doesn’t happen. Each country will have set requirements that differ depending on the destination, some countries can ask for a minimum amount of residency before the ceremony, however you will also have to check the legal requirements in your country of residency before you leave, as sometimes documents are required. Such as birth certificate, passport, third party declaration, if you have previously been married a divorce decree will also need to be sent. As you can see a lot of paperwork is involved, that is why a wedding planner for your destination of choice should be hired in order to help you through these processes, ensuring you get that perfect location.