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Matrimony Missteps: 6 Common Mistakes When Planning a Destination Wedding

Destination weddings are gaining in popularity. It’s a chance to get married and have your honeymoon in one location. Depending on where you choose to go, it can result in beautiful backdrops and incredible memories. However, you want to avoid some common mistakes as you start to plan your destination wedding so you don’t encounter a matrimony misstep.

Matrimony Missteps: 6 Common Mistakes When Planning a Destination Wedding

Not Having Enough Time

You need time to plan the wedding. You also need to have plenty of time in your destination city. Although you are flying in for the purpose of getting married, remember that you are there for your honeymoon, too.

Fly in at least a day or two ahead of when the wedding is supposed to happen. This will give you a chance to review the venue and make sure that everything is the way it should be. If something needs to be fixed, you have the time to do it so you’re not stressed and rushing.

Failing to Buy a Travel-Friendly Dress

The reality is that some dresses travel better than others. Even though you might have a great garment bag, it’s not capable of keeping creases out of satin. Plus, you don’t want to take the chance of a zipper catching on taffeta.

Remember that you are traveling. Choose a travel-friendly dress or go dress shopping before your wedding in the destination city.

Not Choosing Spacious Accommodations

If you choose a small hotel room, you won’t have enough room for all that you brought with you. There might be wedding decor in your suitcases, floral arrangements being delivered, and wedding gifts to try and get back home after the wedding.

If you’re getting married in London, you can check out vacation apartment places to stay in London scattered around the city. This could provide you with up to three bedrooms and a lot of space to spread out.

Forgetting to Give Key Details to Guests

When you invite guests to a destination wedding, give them lots of time to plan their trip. If you work with a travel agent, let them provide you with the details that should be shared with guests.

If you don’t get many guests, it might be due to vague details. Let people know the destination, the best way to get there, the hotel to stay at, and anything else that might be pertinent.

Not Asking for Help

Planning a destination wedding is hard work. One of the best things to do is enlist the help of a few professionals. Work with a venue in the destination that offers a planner. This way, you can learn about the different vendors that they recommend. If you can get a package that includes more things, it’s less for you to worry about.

You should also work with a travel planner so they can help you with flights, ground transportation, and even a tour or two to enjoy on your honeymoon.

Trying to Do Too Much

There’s a big difference between trying to do everything on your own when you’re getting married in your backyard versus traveling somewhere new and exciting. For example, if you want to take a DIY approach to wedding decor, remember that you have to pack it in a suitcase or ship it to the venue ahead of time.

When you know more about the mistakes that others have made, you can work hard not to make the same ones. Take the time to create a plan of what you want. Then remember that you will be getting on a plane. Review to make sure you’re not trying to do too much. This is a once in a lifetime moment and you don’t want to be so stressed that you can’t enjoy every moment.

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