15 Tips For The Perfect Destination Wedding

Looking to get away? Here are some tips and tricks on making your destination wedding the fairest of them all!

1. Pick the perfect spot — for you.

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Take your time deciding! Make sure the spot represents you and your significant other. You could be beach people or a Las Vegas kind of couple!

2. Be prepared for any kind of weather.

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Most destination weddings tend to be outside. Have umbrellas available for your guests and try incorporating one into your outfit!

3. Time it perfectly.

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Make sure you’re not booking your wedding during another big event or your guests will have a hard time booking hotel rooms. Also, keep in touch with your wedding party and try to work around their schedule as well.

4. Dress for the occasion.

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Make sure you tailor your dress and makeup to your location. Having an outdoor wedding? Try a clean face and a light, flowing dress.

5. Keep a budget in mind.

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Just remember that not everyone can afford super-expensive plane tickets or a five-star hotel. Fancy isn’t always better, just be yourselves. Also, don’t forget to keep track of your wedding budget!

6. Use wild and local flowers for your decor.

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It’s the little things that will make your day truly stand out. Try incorporating colors that you and your significant other both love, but don’t get too stuck on a “color palette”.

7. Encourage your guests to try new things.

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Write out a local guide — one of the best parts of a destination wedding is doing something you normally wouldn’t try. If you and your S.O. are foodies, try making a restaurant guide for them to follow!

8. Research the local cuisine.

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Try to combine local foods into the reception. It will fit the theme and be super fresh! Yum yum.

9. Go for a “planning trip” first.

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Make sure you take at LEAST one planning trip before booking your destination wedding. You’re definitely going to want to see it in person first. Heck, try out a few places! You might not know it until you see it.

10. Double check the local marriage requirements.

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Everywhere is different, make sure you know the laws before you plan the ceremony!

11. Send out travel-themed invitations and save-the-dates.

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Maps, postcards, and passport themes are perfect for this. Super cute. Rather than buying pre-made invites, try hiring a designer who can capture your aesthetic perfectly.

12. Ask your friends and family first.

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Be positive that your guests and wedding party are on board with traveling for your wedding before planning it out.

13. Take care of yourself.

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Traveling can take a lot out of anybody, so make sure you get plenty of rest and stay healthy and beautiful for your big day. Drink lots of water and keep your face clean and luminous, especially when visiting a humid climate.

14. Consider a “trash the dress” ceremony before you pack your bags.

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Take advantage of the local nature, and throw the perfect “trash the dress” photoshoot!

15. Take care of your guests as much as possible.

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Your guests traveled far and wide for your big day, make sure they’re taken care of!

Your location won’t be the only beautiful thing on your wedding day.

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