Finally, the love of your life got down on one knee and asked you to marry him. There can’t be a much better feeling in the world than knowing you will be with your best friend for the rest of your life, planning a family, a home and achieving the dream of living happily ever after. Before you can settle in to your life together you normally need to tackle a few other things first, the wedding ceremony, the dress, the cake, bridesmaids, grooms men, where, at what time and what your color pallete will be… Planning a wedding can be an overwhelming experience, but keep in mind it is also a once in a life time chance to plan the day you’ve always dreamed of having. So, why not plan to make your day an extraordinary event/adventure…don’t hold back! Why not plan your wedding at a destination near and dear to your heart or dreams? Nothing could be more special than being surrounded by everyone you love and adore in a destination that offers a lot of pizzazz to the event. Deciding to have a destination wedding is thrilling, not just for you, but for your guests as well. There are several things to consider during your planning such as location, budget, invitations, travel arrangements and rehearsal and reception dinners to name a few. The following are a few tips designed to assist you with your destination wedding planning.
You should select your location based on you and your fiance’s preferences. There are many beautiful sunny locations that lend themselves to a beach theme such as Florida, Hawaii, Mexico, and Puerto Rico to name a few. If you are an outdoorsy couple the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone National Park or Gatlinburg would be a great backdrop for a wedding. If you prefer a little more action there is alway the ultimate in entertainment selection…Las Vegas! Just consider what will work best for you, and what will be a great get away for your friends and family. I would recommend researching your locations to make sure of the marriage licensing requirements, availability of a chaplain, and what type of venues are available for weddings. You may want to make this simple for yourself by hiring a wedding planner, and leaving all the details up to them!