Choose the Timing Carefully
A lot of people who get married abroad end up bitterly disappointed. They fail to take the weather into account and end up jetting off to India at the height of monsoon season or flying off to the Caribbean at the time of year when hurricanes are not uncommon. If you want your big day to be perfect,check the dry and rainy seasons and book accordingly!
Invite the Right People
When it comes to getting married abroad, you have more to think about than just your theme. It is easy to find your perfect invites with places like Paper Themes wedding invites, the hard part is who yo make them out to.
That’s why it’s always a good idea to go for a smaller guest list. Invite only the people you areclose to, those who will be happiest to come along and celebrate with you. Because remember it is a lot to ask people to travel abroad you see you get married.
Check the Local Customs
Most countries have their own way of doing weddings. With countries like Italy holding weddings that start at midday and don’t end until late into the night, for example.
It is important then, that you find out exactly what a typical wedding in the country you want to marry looks like, and that if it isn’t how you would like your wedding to go, you make that clear and organise for your wedding to be more to your liking.
What Food is Available
The wedding breakfast is a big part of the day’s proceedings. So if you’re planning to marry overseas, you are going to want to check that you can get the kind of food your guests will want to eat. If your friends and family are the adventurous types, then eating the local cuisine will probably be fine. But if they’re more into the traditional salmon or pork dishes that are common here, you may need to have a longer chat with the caterers.
Choose an Accessible Location
Choosing a location that has direct flights, is near to other amenities such as hotels and public transport is a good way of keeping guests onside. Ensuring that they do decide to come and enjoy your nuptials with you. And most importantly of all, ensuring that they keep the complaining to a minimum. You really do need to be mindful of your guests’ needs as well as your own when you’re planning a wedding overseas.
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Wedding Planners are a Godsend
From this post, I’m sure you can tell planning a wedding abroad is not easy. You may, then, want to consider hiring a wedding planner who is local to the place you plan to marry. They will know all of the rules and regulations. And because they are based locally, talk the language and have experience of planning the wedding. They will also get things done much more easily, and most importantly, correctly, than you may be able to.
Check the Venues Out
Book Well in Advance
If you’re getting married abroad, then please, please, please take out a wedding insurance policy. There are risks associated with planning any wedding. But they are so much higher when it comes to a wedding taking place abroad. If you don’t want to end up losing your dream wedding and the money you paid for it, an insurance policy is necessary.
If you do everything above. Take your time and think about what you want, there is no reason your wedding won’t be a success. Good luck!