Planning your destination beach wedding from home doesn’t have to be as complicated as it may seem.
Many brides are intimidated at the thought of planning a destination beach wedding from afar, even though they have their heart set on having one. Thankfully, planning a destination wedding from home really doesn’t have to be as complicated as it may seem. Sure, it’s already stressful enough planning a wedding, and planning one from hundreds or thousands of miles away can be a bit scary, but with the right preparation and some great communication, achieving the destination beach wedding of your dreams can be a breeze.
Choosing a Location and a Planner
One of the biggest benefits of having a destination beach wedding is that depending on where you book the ceremony and reception, you’ll most likely have access to a professional, informed wedding planner as well. Many beach resorts and other venues offer on-site planners that specialize in taking care of all the necessary details so that you don’t have to. They can handle everything from arranging reservations, transportation, catering, and even the linens and floral arrangements.
If you can’t travel to the location before the wedding or you have limited trips you can take, then having an on-site planner may be very important to you. If this is the case, try choosing a location that offers this service. Another benefit of this service is that you usually have the option to choose wedding packages, which will cover all of the main components for your wedding day.
Once you choose your location, communication is key up until the moment you arrive at your destination for your big day. Your planner should keep in constant contact with you to share details and expenses, and to verify your preferences for flowers, catering, and other arrangements.
If your planner is not staying in touch with you, it may be time to let them go and hire another planner who is a local. Choose one that knows a lot about the town and who can get you what you need. To find one, check out testimonials from other brides that were married at your particular location and ask for recommendations.
You can also place an ad or pay a few dollars to hire a service that will set you up with a professional that can meet your needs. Don’t panic when planning your destination beach wedding from afar, but enlist the help of a reliable, communicative local wedding planner who can help run the show instead.