Everyone wants to plan a wedding that is special and memorable in every way possible. A destination wedding especially is one that needs a lot of planning and there is always the danger of expenses spiraling out of control. So, it is advisable to keep your destination wedding planning in sync with your wedding budget.
Destination Wedding Planning & Budget
Firstly, prepare a wedding budget guide that will help you keep track of your expenses related to planning several aspects of the wedding. This includes not only the venue, but also the theme, decoration, catering, music, florist, reception, etc.
The options for your perfect destination wedding must be first short listed so that you can choose the best out of the list. You have to decide whether you want a beach wedding or a wedding in other exotic locations like a mountainside cabin, a ski resort, a national park, or a culturally interesting city. After deciding which kind of destination you would prefer, you can thoroughly research the options available in that particular category of venue. For example, if you want a Hawaiian beach wedding then there are many beaches in Hawaii which are suitable for your destination wedding. You would have to find out which beach is suitable for your budget, number of guests, their accommodation requirements, etc.
A destination beach wedding also needs to be chosen while keeping in mind the expenses of providing for the transportation and accommodations of your guests. It is your responsibility to arrange for the hotel or resort accommodation. This has to be done with utmost care as the cost of accommodations can be very high and advanced planning has to be done to avoid last minute confusion.
Apart from the cost of the accommodation facilities, the transportation cost must also be carefully considered so that it does not overwhelm your wedding budget. For example, if your accommodation facility is far from your beach wedding venue then you would have to spend on transporting your family members, friends and other guests to and from the venue. In such cases, you may not be able to plan the exact number of times that your guests would need to be transported back and forth. Apart from the guests you may also need to transport some other items needed for your wedding like the flowers, bouquets, etc. So, remember to make the necessary arrangements while keeping your budget in mind.
Know the Rules
It is also advisable to know the rules and regulations of the venue where you have decided to conduct your wedding. If it is a beach wedding then it is all the more advisable to know the rules and regulations governing that beach. This information can be obtained from the local police officials in that particular area. The hotel may also be able to help you get the information you need. You will want to especially look into the local laws governing marriage and weddings. In this way, you can avoid any unnecessary confusion and problems that might mess up your perfect planning and perfect memories of your wedding.
A little pre-planning and following some useful wedding planning tips can result in a most memorable destination wedding for you, your family, and your friends.
I am Sophia Joseph, a wedding planner. I love to share my views and experience on wedding planning ideas. In this article I have provided ideas on wedding venues and destination.