There are a ton of details in planning most weddings, but if you add a destination, there are even more. Here are 5 tips to keep in mind as you get started to make a few things easier.
There may be some items you have had your heart set on since you were little or since experiencing them somewhere else. However, there are likely other things you can be flexible on if the need arises. Having even a short list of negotiable choices may ultimately create the opportunity to have more of your must haves.
When you have a local wedding, it’s usually easy to meet with your florist, DJ, photographer etc. When you need to hire people who are hours away, are you left guessing until you get there? Not necessarily. With all of the ways to communicate now, consider asking for a chat by Facetime or Skype. In addition, if you hire a travel agent to help you, they will likely be able to refer you to someone they are familiar with. It’s not quite the same as meeting in person, but a better reassurance than hoping for the best until you get there.
Sometimes the easiest way to communicate is with fewer words and conversations. If you can send an Instagram picture or Pin, definitely do so versus trying to describe that perfect shade of blue or taupe.
When you are getting married locally, you can call on friends and family to help you put together centerpieces or favors weeks in advance. If you are all flying to your destination, that kind of preparation is nearly impossible. You may want to consider a local vendor that can prepare something simple that will not require a lot of back and forth regarding design. Your location is going to be part of the wow factor, if you don’t have time to fuss with a lot of the other details, it's totally okay.