Destination weddings are the choice for modern couples. The idea of jetting away into this exotic island or locale to exchange vows in front of your family and friends is truly romantic. But while it is romantic, you must be prepared to spend a lot of money for it. The logistics behind destination weddings could make them really expensive! Make sure you talk with your Sydney wedding planner about it before you make reservations because the cost could easily rise! And yet, the cost is just one of many things you need to consider.
The marriage laws vary in another country from your country. Thus, your Sydney wedding planner should advise you about this before you make your final decision. Aside from the legal aspects of your marriage, you want to check with the local regulations as to who can (or cannot) officiate in your wedding as it may not be acceptable in your chosen destination. In addition, the process of obtaining a marriage license in your chosen destination for your wedding might be completely different from what you are used to.
Choice of Wedding Planner
Speaking of wedding planner, this is another tricky subject to take into account. If you are from Sydney, you can choose a Sydney wedding planner to handle all details of your wedding. But if you choose to get married outside of Australia, you have to consider if you should fly your wedding planner (and their team) to your chosen destination or hire someone from your choice of location. The second choice is highly tricky; you might be unfamiliar with the providers in the area and they might not be as good as the wedding planners you know in Sydney.
When you think about destination weddings and inviting your guests over, most couples commit the mistake of taking into account only the airline tickets for guests. But if you have a destination wedding, you must fly your guests in at least a day or two before your wedding date. This also means that you will cover the cost for their accommodation and other expenses leading up to the wedding day (and even after the wedding!). Make sure you have adequate budget for it!
Even if you do have the budget to fly your guests in and provide accommodation for them, actually finding a hotel block that will accommodate all of them could be a struggle. If you choose a lesser-known destination, you will most likely find only small hotels that would not have enough space for your guests. But if you choose a popular destination, you will be battling with the fact that hotels are going to get booked easily and finding available rooms for your guests would be just as difficult.
Going for a destination wedding is no doubt an exciting way to get married. It is a fresh new perspective as you start a new chapter in your life. Consult a wedding planner and weigh the pro’s and con’s of your decision. With trusted wedding planners like Pink Caviar Events, you will be able to get honest and reliable opinion about what would be best for your big day!