It is now accepted that destination wedding can be a little less stressful in comparison to an event held at home there are always going to be certain pitfalls that you need to be aware of. After all, you’re going to be 100’s, sometimes 1000’s, of miles from home and in an unfamiliar country where problems, shall they arise, will prove to be a touch trickier to sort out than they would at home. We’ve enlisted the help of Cardiff Wedding Photographer Phil Harris to share a few words on some of the things they have picked up over the years. Given that they have visited so many destination weddings it’s amazing that they have whittled the list down to 5 of the main points of which you can see below.
1. Location, Location, Location
The site of choice can either limit your options give you too many to the point where you’re a bit dizzy trying to decide. You’ve got to consider who you are, what are your interests and how will the location help you realise your idea of a dream wedding and, of course, what are the interests of your other half also. So think about your visualisation fo the perfect day, how does it look in your mind, how does it feel, what are the characteristics of the setting. It’s all important os get thinking!
2. Get A Little Creative To Save Big
As we know things like decor and food can often contribute to a creeping increase in the overall cost of a wedding but if the decor was the natural beauty of an area itself, think of a Caribbean beach or a Norwegian fjord. Equally, when it comes to food, you could get easily you enlist the help of some local chefs to prepare some fantastic and great tasting local food without spending the astronomical figures oft-associated with wedding catering.
3. Get A Professional Involved
Trying to organise a wedding overseas can certainly have its challenges. First off there is the language barrier and also having a poor understanding of local customs can easily lead to some awkward situations. With this is mind it’s probably for the best you get a wedding planner with experience of the local area, it’s traditions and is fluent in its language. I promise it will make the whole process run a lot smoother.
4. Reconnaissance Is A Necessity
I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to suggest that having a wedding in a foreign destination without first visiting the place is to be a considered a major misstep. Trying heading out the years before when the weather is going to be similar, and you have an authentic feel of what it’s going to be like once the big day comes.
4. Have Your Dress Suit The Location
Breathable wedding dresses anyone? Well if you’re going to have a wedding in a hot country then this is going to have to be a significant consideration. Just explain to the tailors when you’re having a consultation about what materials they can use to suit the destination. They will have done this before and as long as you give them enough time they should be bale to get you something that you love without making you sweat buckets.