A destination wedding is special for everyone involved — the couple getting married, their families and the guests. As enjoyable and memorable it may be, planning a destination wedding can be a challenge. It can be expensive too but don’t let that come in the way of making your dream destination wedding a reality. Apply for a personal wedding loan if you fall short on budget.
Here are 5 essential tips that will help you plan the perfect destination wedding.
The wedding location should reflect your personality and taste. Choose a place that is significant to you or holds a special place in your heart. You can even pick a place based on the theme of the wedding.
Other factors that may affect your decision include legal marriage requirements of the place, local weather patterns or holiday season. You can pick the right destination wedding venue on a budget with some research.
Planning your destination wedding during the holidays or vacation time means there will be more crowds, fewer hotel or venue availability and sky-high prices.
At the same time, weather can be a gamble during the off-season like the monsoons, hurricane season or summers. So, choose the right date as timing is critical if you want to afford your dream wedding on a budget.
The guests might not be familiar with the destination you choose. You must guide and help them arrange their travel so that they reach the venue without any hassles. You can help by:
– Looking for airlines that offer discounted rates for a group of 10 or more
– Using your spare miles and points to chip in for their tickets
– Blocking hotel rooms to ensure that the guests have a place to stay at a lower rate
– Checking for accommodation options that offer discounted prices
– Suggesting different travel routes and modes they can choose based upon their convenience
The right vendors can elevate your wedding from good to great. Check the portfolios and references of various vendors and shortlist the best ones. Preferably, find full-service vendors who will take care of every single aspect of the wedding. This way you can enjoy the special day without sweating the small stuff. Apply for a marriage loan if hiring a full-service vendor seems like an expensive option.
Make sure you meet with the vendors or schedule a video call to get a sense of their work style, personality, and demeanor. This will avoid communication mishaps and misunderstandings down the line.
Look for a local wedding planner who specializes in destination weddings. They can recommend excellent local florists, caterers, photographers, and makeup artists. Moreover, hiring a local wedding planner is a good idea if you don’t speak the local language. They would also have a better understanding of the local customs, permissions required, etc.
Implementing the right tips will keep the marriage expenses down while allowing you to host a memorable wedding.
Shiv Nanda is a financial analyst who currently lives in Bangalore and works with MoneyTap, India’s first app-based credit-line. Shiv is a true finance geek, and his friends love that. They always rely on him for advice on their investment choices, budgeting skills, personal financial matters and when they want to get a loan. He has made it his life’s mission to help and educate people on various financial topics, so email him your questions at email@example.com.