Wedding destinations are becoming popular because of their naturally fantastic and breath-taking locations that make your experience worthwhile. While the wedding day is more about celebrating the love you have for one another, destination weddings can be incredibly stressful, and you end up worrying about every little detail.

I got married on the Mayan Riviera in Mexico, along a beautiful beach in a gazebo. It was an amazing place to get married! We stayed at a hotel where all our wedding arrangements were handled for us. Read about my Mayan Riviera Wedding.

Here are some tips to help you through the planning process for a beautiful wedding experience. 

Hire a Reliable Wedding Planner:

It is a good idea to hire a wedding planner to help take care of your destination wedding details. You should also think about keeping a wedding planner notebook to organize things.

When looking for a planner, make sure that they specialize in destination weddings. Ask for their portfolio and a list of their recent clients to whom you can reach out. But, most importantly, keep your wedding budget in mind.

Reaching out to a recent client is essential because they can tell you the ugly things that the planner won’t say about themselves. 

Whether you are going for a dream wedding beach or at a venue, hiring a planner can lessen the time and burden it takes to get things done. 

Depending on where you hold your destination wedding can be difficult. Every country has their own laws and requirements for marriage. Furthermore, there are specific rules and visa requirements to get married in another country. 

Some countries like Ireland require you to register your intent to marry three months before the ceremony. 

Therefore, hiring a planner with experience to deal with the paperwork and getting everything else in order would be the best option.

Keep Your Guests Updated:

Give your guests a heads up on time, and pass along details of the location and other things so that they can make the necessary travel arrangements. Also, you should ask about travel and hotel packages to accommodate your guests as it is relatively cost saving. 

You can create an authentic destination experience by utilizing local services. It can also serve as a cost-effective method. Arrange gift bags for your guests as a thank you gesture for taking out the time and coming to your special day. You can also find some great destination wedding favors for your guests who have traveled to the wedding.

Plan and Create a Wedding Website:

Creating a website for your destination wedding is trending. It is a much better way for your guests to get updated on information rather than trying to fit everything on the wedding card. 

You can provide information about travel options, wedding events, locations, activities of your ceremony and famous sightseeing places. Aside from this, you can include information about the couple and share your love story to give a personal touch. 

After the wedding, you can even share your wedding photos there for everyone to see.