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October 17, 2019

Destination weddings are an experience. Whether you’re looking for a more intimate celebration or looking to treat your guests to a moment they’ll never forget – we love helping couples plan their ultimate wedding away from home.

Here are some of our top tips to keep in mind when planning any destination event:

  • Visit in advance: Regardless if the location is a random tropical locale you’ve never been to but always dreamed of or a sentimental spot that has been special to your family for years, always schedule a site visit to scope things out. You’ll want to make sure you’re familiar with travel logistics, environment and terrain details (to help guest choose attire and footwear wisely!) and weather.
  • Research location: Speaking of weather – when is hurricane season? Or when it comes to being LGBT friendly, does the country have strict marriage laws to navigate? It’s always best to know as much as possible before you commit so you can think through all of the hoops you’ll need to jump through and verify it’s a solid option for you and your guests.
  • Notify as early as possible: Destination weddings require travel, so giving your guests a heads up so they can book accommodations and flights is always nice. Traditionally save the dates must go out no later than six months prior to the wedding date but with a destination wedding get them out as soon as you set the date!
  • Work with your location: When designing a wedding or event at a unique destination it’s always smart to use that location to set the vibe. Not only does it save money to use locally sourced plants or flowers for example, it’s always aesthetically pleasing to enhance the setting around you instead of working against it (i.e. going for a tropical tone at a tropical location).

Planning for these destination weddings by the team at just a little ditty and photos by Gavin Howarth, Patricia Lyons and Michael and Carina