planning a destination wedding

How to plan a destination wedding

There are some important things you’ll need to keep in mind when planning your wedding away from home.
Feb. 4, 2013 | By: The idoo.ca staff

You’ve made the decision to have a destination wedding – now what? One of the first decisions you’ll have to make is the wedding location. Think about the time of year, the weather, and the distance from home. Something to remember is that a destination wedding will usually be much smaller than a traditional local wedding would be. While close friends and family members will likely attend, many people will be unable to be there. Before you begin planning a destination wedding you need to determine your budget.

Packages are Perfect for Destination Weddings
Many hotels and resorts offer wedding packages that are ideal for brides. Packages may include some or all of the necessary services you’ll need for your service and reception. It can be confusing to try to compare various packages because of the different services that may or may not be included. You’ll also find that package prices increase when you add more items or make changes to the menu. Compare various options to choose the ones that most fit your needs. The best packages are often those that are offered by the hotel or resort. They may include a bridal suite. You’ll also find that many hotels provide discounted accommodations when you book a large number of guest rooms. Some even offer discounts on wedding packages based on reserving rooms.

Considerations for Destination Weddings
Planning a destination wedding doesn’t need to be difficult. Streamline the process by first determining your available budget. Discuss the possibility of a destination wedding with parents – particularly if they are providing financial support for the celebration. Booking your trip in advance will provide you with higher discounts. Plan the wedding so those who are travelling can take a long weekend to attend. You may want to take an initial vacation to view the possible accommodations and other choices for your destination wedding. Thanks to the Internet, today’s couples can more easily make choices online. Be sure of your plans before signing a contract or putting down any payment.

The idoo.ca staff.

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