Your wedding day will pass you by in the blink of an eye. There is so much that goes on during your wedding day that you will likely not even get time to take a breather let alone watch as everyone enjoys your big day. There are so many things that you miss when you are handling caterers or greeting guests. These are just some of the reasons that it is so important that you get a wedding photographer (plus…think of all the scrapbooking you get to do!) They will be the eyes of the wedding that you can look through whenever you want for the rest of your life. That is why it is so important that you pick a photographer that can perfectly capture the big day. Wedding photographers put together really nice wedding packages normally, which can help save you money too.
Finding the perfect destination for your wedding can be a very sensational experience. The task can also become overwhelming and stressful, if you are not adequately prepared ahead of time. If you got engaged recently and are planning to get married soon, good news is here for you. In this article, I will bring you up to speed with a few tips for selecting a wedding destination.
Tips selecting a wedding destination
Tip#1. Estimate your budget and guest list
Even though you may not have a firm grip about your exact budget or guest list, you need to have a rough estimate of the number of people you wish to invite and how much you are willing to spend. Are you looking to invite close family members and friends? If your close guests are old or have toddlers, is it only fair to choose a close destination. Yes, it is your wedding; but you need to consider making a concession if you want your loved ones to attend.
Tip#2. Are you planning a religious ceremony?
Traditional religious ceremonies may have to be held in places of worship, so be sure to discuss this with your fiancé ahead of time. If you settle for a traditional religious ceremony, you should book the place of worship before booking your reception destination. Also, there are some religious establishments which limit on the type of decorations put and the dress code, so inquire about all these details. If you and your fiancé have different religious beliefs, consider picking a neutral destination for the ceremony.
Tip#3. Visit the destinations prior to the wedding day
If you have list of possible venues, start visiting them one by one. You might end up falling in love with one of the aesthetics of one particular destination.
Tip#4. Consider your catering needs
Do you want to serve your guest with a specific menu? Well, not every destination will allow you to bring your own caterer. Some require you to choose your menu from their in house catering menus. In addition, others have strict policy of going with their own baker to bake your wedding cake, meaning you do not have much choice about your wedding cake.
Tip#5. Get a good scope of the destination you consider picking – Research
Are there other couples who have used the place before? Did they like it? Is there anyone whom they found difficult to work with? How was the food? Are there bad reviews about the place? This is the kind of information you need to find out before picking a destination. Know everything about the destination before settling for it.
Tip#6. Seek professional advice
Seeking the advice of professional wedding planners is very important because they have worked with a large number of different couples before. They have vast knowledge about the best wedding destinations, thus can play a critical role in helping you select the best destination. Tell them about the requirements you need and they will search a destination that suits your needs. You can seek advice from wedding planners, websites and other professional sites offering search services.
With those tips, you can now select your perfect wedding destination with ease.