Lisbeth, founder of Elsinore Wedding has successfully performed many weddings for her foreign couples in Elsinore, Denmark. This experience has made her pro wedding planner for destination weddings. Based on her rich experience, she has shared the top 10 tips for foreign couples who are going for a destination wedding. These top 10 destination wedding tips will ensure the best wedding experience.
1. Pick the perfect location
You must choose the wedding location according to the taste of your beloved and yourself. Please don’t think about a location which you can boast about; pick up the location which makes you feel heavenly on your special day.
2. Keep numbers in mind
It means you need to set a certain number for everything. Make a list of maximum number of guests you want to invite for your destination wedding; remember smaller number bigger fun. Also, define a certain range for spending on different things. This will help you to keep things on track and within budget.
3. Get well aware of the wedding process
If you are going for a destination wedding in a foreign country, you must get aware of local procedure and legislation. You can take help of a local wedding planner who can guide you thoroughly with a complete procedure and even help you with it.
4. Finish prerequisites before landing
This will take off a lot of stress from you. It means book hotel, champagne, wedding cake, etc. before you actually land to the wedding destination. You can also finish a few formalities of wedding before landing. For an instance, we, Elsinore Wedding, ensure to make all bookings for our couple before their arrival; not only this, we also finish required paperwork to ensure things go smoother for them.
5. Book a local wedding planner
This really helps in case of a destination wedding. The wedding planners are pro in their job and can leave nothing on you and your family member. They take care of everything vital. All you need to do is: enjoy.
6. Book local talent for wedding day
Photographer and stylist must be present on the wedding day. Bringing a photographer and a stylist from hometown can prove to be expensive as you need to pay them for their stay and visit. On the contrary, local talent not only be cheap, but also help you in having the best wedding pictures and touch of local style.
7. Choose vendors carefully
This is equally important to ensure to have the best wedding without spending a lot. Make sure to check the success stories and previous weddings performed by the wedding planner. Check wedding portfolio of stylist and photographer. You can also choose any one vendor and ask for their help in arranging other vendors. For example, we have affiliation with good stylist and photographer which our clients take benefit of on their wedding day.
8. Design wedding dress according to the destination and climate of it
To have a good wedding in which you don’t need to get bothered with your dress, make sure you design your wedding dress according to the destination and wedding spot. Also, keep Mother Nature in mind. Don’t just assume about the weather, get suggestion from your destination wedding planner and use them carefully.
9. Go Early
Don’t land exactly on your wedding day to the destination; go before a day or two at least to ensure you get enough rest. Also, explore the wedding spot personally before the wedding.
10. Let it be
Keep one thing in mind, everything may not go perfect and as per expectations. Let it be. Don’t take wrinkle of stress. It is your wedding so make sure to wear a smile all the time and just enjoy it.
We are destination wedding planner in Elsinore, Denmark. If you’re considering Denmark as your wedding destination, please get in touch to discuss how we can help you.
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My son wants to have a destination wedding. It makes sense that he would want to be sure to find a place where it can hold all of the people he intends to invite! It would be a disaster if not everyone could come in.
There are a lot of things that my fiance and I have to start planning for our upcoming wedding. One of those is choosing the wedding reception venue that would fit for us. I like that you mention letting things be, and not getting overwhelmed.