PHOTO: Destinations weddings grow in popularity. (photo courtesy Thinkstock)
Destination weddings are more popular than ever as an uptick in couples’ interests in pursuing low-key nuptials in exotic locations dominates the weddings industry.
However, planning a destination wedding comes with its own not-so-low-key planning issues. However, Huffington Post expert Laiza King writes about some tips to use for planning your destination wedding that may come in handy.
First off, research is key to getting the best rates and see if you can use miles for free tickets.
“Better yet, check out rewardexpert.com to see if you can use your miles and points to get you, your future spouse and maybe even some guests to the wedding, whether it is in a European castle or on the beach in Maui,” writes King.
Get a wedding website and use it as a hub of information for your guests.
“Organization is key to any successful event, especially when it involves coordinating with other people. A wedding website is an easy and effective way to ensure all of your guests are on the same page as far as where and how best to reserve travel and hotel bookings, gift registries, suggested attire (both for the wedding and the location), and more,” says King.
The hiring of a local planner is another key step.
“Hiring a local planner can significantly save you money over the long haul and will certainly ease much of the burden of researching and securing local vendors. This is especially true in locations where English is spoken as a second language,” recommends King.
Get married before you leave. This is really going to lessen the paperwork and ensure that your marriage is official no matter where you say your vows.
“While there is a special something about having your marriage license stamped during your destination wedding, it can be an expensive and frustrating experience. Different locations will have their own series of legalities pertaining to when a couple is legally able to marry,” says King.
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