Things To Consider Before Deciding On A Destination Wedding
The last thing you want to do is get off on the wrong foot as a new couple and cause a rift among your family. First, consult with both sets of parents to make sure it works for them and then gather their thoughts about the possibility for your siblings. Make sure you then talk it through with your siblings to make sure all can attend. Remember, these people love you most and will want to be involved.
Not everyone has the same lifestyle and makes the same amount of money. I’ve never planned a destination wedding where there weren’t some budget restrictions. Immediate family members who can’t swing the expense, are typically covered by the couples’ parents or the couple themselves. Discuss this and gain consensus from the start.
Destination wedding sizes continue to grow and more and more people are choosing destination weddings. However, they are still likely to be smaller than a wedding at home. The couple must be comfortable with a smaller more intimate celebration. You can’t be offended when invited guests have to decline. Some may be just starting out, newly pregnant, etc.
Those who can’t attend don’t have to miss it entirely. The better resorts capture the moments by live streaming so, those back home can watch as its happening. Many couples also offer a post wedding casual alternative celebration, for those who couldn’t attend the big party. The key here is NOT to tell your guests any of this before the wedding. You want to encourage friends and family to attend on destination as much as possible. The more the merrier and the larger the group, the bigger the benefit to the couple and group.
Talk it through, obtain a good destination wedding specialist and give guests plenty of time to plan. If you do that, you are sure to have an event you will always remember and your guests will be talking about for ages! Take it from an expert ;)
Chris Rakes - All Inclusive Vacation Expert and Honeymoon Destination Wedding Specialist