How to Plan and Save Money on a Destination Wedding

Destination weddings are exciting and exhilarating, to say the least. However, destination weddings can also bring with them a lot of stress. One of the best things about a destination wedding is that you can enjoy your wedding and honeymoon in the same place if you pick the right location. Before you can enjoy your destination, you need to prepare ahead, so that everything is in the same place and that everything goes smoothly on your big day. Here are some tips to help you plan the perfect destination wedding.


Wedding Date

One of the first things that you will need to decide on is your wedding date. Deciding when you will have your destination wedding is essential because seasonal changes can have an impact on your wedding. If you want to take advantage of what is currently happening in your destination then choosing the right date is always important. Consider whether or not there will be local festivals in the area at the time of your wedding

This can impact your accommodation. You also want to check whether or not your destination is in the rainy season or out of it when you plan your wedding. If you book your wedding in the high season then you will probably pay more for everything. In the off-season, you will pay less because the volume of traffic would be slightly lower. Whatever you decide is fully dependent on your budget.


Informing guests

It is best to advise your guests at least eight to twelve months in advance where you will be having your wedding. If this time frame is too far off for you then you should at least let them get their invitations three to four months before the wedding. 

 Having extra time to plan for tickets and accommodation will allow your guests to secure the best bargains for getting to your destination. Guests to a destination wedding are usually expected to cover their own personal expenses. This includes lodging and air transportation. What you can do is provide suggestions for travel and hotels at your destination to make life easier for your guests.


Your budget

The bill for a destination wedding can skyrocket very fast. One of the ways that you can reduce the cost is by going local. For example, you should decorate your location with whatever flowers are in bloom in the area. Use local wedding photographers, instead of bringing in one of your own. 

 Consider serving local delicacies as well. Getting a taste of the local cuisine will make your wedding all the more special for your guests and at the same time, you will be able to immerse yourself in the culture of your destination.


Plan your wedding

You now know all the important things you should bear in mind when planning a destination wedding. The important thing is that you are comfortable with the plans and that your guests will be comfortable. This is what will make your big day memorable.

How to Plan and Save Money on a Destination Wedding