For many modern weddings, choosing to hold the important ceremony in a special destination is something that’s very desired. However, unless you’ve traveled a lot before getting married or have a favorite spot that you and your fiance love being together, it may be a challenge to pick the right place for you to hold your nuptials. So to help you find the perfect locale, here are three tips for picking the right destination for your destination wedding.
Consider Travel Time
While considering the cost of the trip is going to be important, both for your wedding budget and for the sake of your guests, you should also consider how much travel time is going to be acceptable. Now, this doesn’t just mean how long it’s going to take from airport to airport. According to Katie Hammel, a contributor to Brides.com, you should consider the total travel time for people. This means that if it takes a few hours to get to each airport and then you also have to drive quite a ways to get to the actual destination of the wedding, that might be more of a time investment than you or your guest are willing to make. So before you set your heart on a specific place, think about what it will take to actually get there and back.
Consider The Backdrop For Photos and Feeling
Many people, especially women, have an image in their head of what they want their wedding and their wedding pictures to look like. They’ve probably spent hours and hours looking at other people’s wedding photos, to their formal bridals to the close-up shots of their wedding rings. So if you’ve found that there’s a place or theme that is the picture of what you want your wedding backdrop to be, Samantha Iacia, a contributor to WeddingWire.com, recommends staying true to that idea. For instance, if you want to opt for a wedding Lake Como for its picturesque locations, do stick with your plan. Hire photographers who are based in the location you choose. That way, you do not have to worry about their whereabouts at the last moment. Getting stressed is the last thing you want on your special day!
Consider Your Personality As A Couple
For many couples, they want to pick a location that will be meaningful to them. This means that they want something that will resonate with them as a couple and that will reflect how they’re seen by their friends and family. When thinking about this, The Knot suggests thinking about your personal style or passion as a couple. If you’re very relaxed, you may want a beach wedding. If you’re both academics, maybe choosing a country with a lot of history makes more sense. Just be sure that you are both satisfied with the final spot you choose.
If you’re trying to find the perfect place for your destination wedding, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you do just that.