Are you thinking about having a destination wedding? Here’s some of our tips on what to think about:
We strongly suggest that you provide welcome bags in all of your guests hotel rooms. Everybody will be traveling far and will be limited on what they can bring in their suitcase. We suggest providing some fun items to keep them comfortable – snacks, water, tissues, chapstick, etc.
You don’t necessarily need to plan hosted activities for your guests, but include a list of recommended activities for them to do. Research the local area and find some hotspots and favorite restaurants! You and your fiancé can even make a mini trip out of this and just visit all these local hotspots so you know which ones to recommend.
Welcome Dinner/Morning After Brunch
Being that all of your guests are out of town, we strongly encourage (if budget allows) a Welcome Dinner for all of your guests as opposed to a Rehearsal Dinner. This will allow everybody to get to know each other better and since everyone is already there to celebrate you – why not make the most of it?
One hardship we see, is when couples don’t communicate properly to their guests any complicated travel and logistics involved. Is there a ferry involved to get to an island wedding? Is the venue 4 hours from the closest airport? Let your guests know!
Any more destination questions? We’d love to answer your questions in the comments!