Things To Consider When Planning Destination Weddings

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From saying “I do” at sunset to starting married life in paradise, Brides and Grooms all over the world are swapping the church for the beach. And it’s hardly surprising why. As well as offering perfect weather and beautiful scenery, destination weddings allow you to save a significant amount of money and get married just the way you want. There’s also the bonus of enjoying a holiday before and after your Big Day and making the celebrations last for weeks rather than hours. When it comes to basking in pure wedded bliss, destination weddings are a pretty good way to start.

One of the best things about planning a destination wedding is the freedom to create the day of your dreams. There are very little restrictions when the world is at your feet and traditions are left at home.  With options as endless as the ocean views you imagine, here are a few top tips on things to consider  when planning your perfect destination wedding.

1: What is Important to You?

Before you start conjuring up ideas of being carried to the alter on a flying unicorn, remember that a successful wedding is when you marry the person you love. (The flying unicorns just make the day even more special!)

It’s a good idea to sit down with your partner and discuss what you both want from your wedding and agree on what is most important to you. For some couples, this is food and entertainment, while for others it may videography and photography. Make a list of your top 5 most important things and start to plan your budget accordingly.

2: Should You Hire a Wedding Planner?

Hiring a wedding planner will be without doubt the best money you will spend on your destination wedding.  From helping you to choose the perfect location to having access to a wide range of credible suppliers, a good wedding planner can save you a beach size load of stress, time and cash and help you to turn your wedding dreams into a reality.

Think a wedding planner is an added cost you don’t need or even an unnecessary luxury? Think again! Wedding planners can turn your Big Day from average to awesome and be a helpful point of contact and support from the start of your plans to the end of your wedding.

 3: What Are the Legalities?

If you’re planning on getting married abroad, you need to register your intent at your local registry office. Letting your local registry office know about your plans to marry will also enable them to help you seek legal advice.

You should also contact the local authorities in the country that you plan to get married in. They will advise you on whether your marriage will be legally recognised in your own country after your wedding day. They will also tell you how long you need to be in the country before you can get married. Your wedding planner will also be able to help you with this.

Wherever you decide to get tie the knot, these helpful tips will give you a great foundation in creating your idyllic destination wedding. Here’s to a future that’s sprinkled with sunshine!

Laguna are experienced destination wedding planners and Indian wedding caterers at a range of venues in UK and abroad. Get in touch with us today.