Monday, February 24, 2014

Should You Have a Destination Wedding?

Deciding whether you would like to have a destination wedding or not is one of the most important decisions you will have to make when you get engaged. This is because there are plenty of things you will have to consider if this is the venue that you choose for your wedding. Compared to a traditional wedding, a destination wedding calls for more preparation from you and your guests. Here are some of the things you need to think about:


Destination
If you have decided to conduct your wedding in a distant location, you will need to choose the location first. This is among the first things you will have to consider so you can make the necessary plans. By opting to have a destination wedding, you will need to decide if you will have it on the beach or another location like a lakefront or mountainside lodge. One way you can choose the location is to go for a favorite vacation spot that you would like to introduce to your friends and family members.

Invitations
After you have decided the location for your wedding, the next thing you have to consider is the people whom you will be inviting. The good thing about a destination wedding is that it enables you to limit the number of guests that you will invite to your wedding. Commonly, most destination weddings are intimate; having only the people who truly matter witness your special day.

Budget
Lastly, you will need to choose a venue that you and your guests can afford. This is the best way you can be assured that your invited guests will join you on your big day. Remember, your guests will be paying for their airfare and accommodation during your wedding weekend. Not to mention, the dress they will be wearing for your big day. The least you can do is find them someplace they can afford.


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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Destination Wedding Nightmares & How To Avoid Them


Destination weddings are now the trend when it comes to epic wedding celebrations. It is very difficult to plan a destination wedding but celebrating a wedding in a tourist spot or awesome location is perhaps definitely more special and memorable not only for the couple but also for the guests. It gives weddings that wow factor.

Planning a destination wedding should not only include the things, which are part of the wedding rites and celebration. Potential problems and challenges should also be included to avoid Destination wedding nightmares. Here are some destination wedding nightmares as well as some tips on how to avoid them.

1.   WEDDING GOWN IS MISSING.
One of the worst wedding nightmares of any bride is to find out that her wedding dress, which took her years to plan, is missing. Planning is critical for destination weddings and as such, importance should be given to travel insurance and proper timing. Wedding gowns should be shipped in advance and entrusted to trust-worthy people. This is to avoid last-minute problems such as lost baggage, etc. Always have a back-up plan for things that could happen that are not within your control.

2.   MISSING IN ACTION.
Important people from the entourage or the parents could not make it on time due to flight problems, or worse, the bride herself hasn't arrived yet from the airport! Destination weddings require assistance from real professional Travel companies in order to avoid hassles and frills of having to ensure each person reaches the destination safely and comfortably. 

3.   FOOD POISONING, SICKNESS & BEACH MISFORTUNES
There are numerous reports of food poisoning or couples getting sick during the big day. To avoid this, ensure you get only reliable and tried and tested suppliers. Ensure that a restaurant is aware of food allergies prior to ordering. Ensure that there are first-aid personnel during the ceremony for those with possible food allergies. Remind guests about the safety tips especially if jellyfishes are rampant in the area.

4.   HIDDEN COSTS
There are times when packages provided to couples have hidden costs and the couples only find out about these during the wedding itself. It is important therefore, to ensure that there are absolutely no hidden costs especially for travel packages.

If you’re still looking for a professional wedding planner who will make sure no misfortunes happen on your wedding day, contact us, and we'll help you plan and execute your dream wedding, make sure you give us a call. We’ll be glad to assist you.



Monday, February 17, 2014

Tips for Rocking Your Beach Wedding Photos

For a beach wedding, it is important for the newlywed couple and their bridal party to have their photos taken on the beach. This is one way they can commemorate their wedding day, especially if it was a destination wedding. A problem, however, is that having photos taken outdoors can often cause over-exposed photos. If you will be having a beach wedding and you would want to have your photos captured, here are some tips to perfect it:


Go for different lighting
When having your pictures taken, it is best that you do not limit the area where you are having your photos taken. You can have your photographer capture your pictures throughout the day. This way, you do not waste time and valuable light.

Feature the beach
With a beach wedding, you are already having a beautiful backdrop of your wedding. This is why you should take advantage of the view and have your photos captured by the beach. Apart from using the beach as a background, you can also use it as a prop—play with the waves or the items that are on shore.

Capture the horizon
Using proper angling, you can capture the horizon with the newlywed couple in front. This is a great way you can capture the emotion of the moment.

Black and white photos
When capturing outdoor photos, don’t be afraid to experiment. You can also try using black and white photos to help capture the moment.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

What to Plan for 2 Weeks Before Your Destination Wedding Day

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The last 2 weeks before your wedding day can fly by! Many of the last minute preparations and every detail needs to be accounted for. When having a destination wedding there are more elements to double check. Here are some tips to help you have a stress-free journey to your trip down the aisle:

1. Check the Weather

Regardless of where and when you are holding your destination wedding the first thing to check before you pack is what kind of weather to expect. This will also help you prepare for prepping your ceremony and reception d├ęcor for unexpected heat, rain, or wind.

2. Delegate Tasks

Assign small jobs and responsibilities to your close family and attendants. You will be extremely busy during this week so be sure to plan ahead and make sure you have help.

3. Play Dress Up

Try on your wedding dress ensemble a few days before the big day. Check for any loose threads or minor alterations that made need to be done. Make sure that everything fits comfortably.

4. Meet and Greet

Leave a welcome bag for the guests that have made the trip to attend your destination wedding. Make sure you have a list of their hotels (if different than yours) and when they are arriving. You can arrange for the welcome bags to be ready for the guests upon their arrival.

5. Call to Confirm

Be sure to call each wedding vendor for your destination wedding before your wedding day. Confirm that they are aware of the address, the contact information of your delegated go-to person (wedding planner or family/attendant), and any extra information, like parking or the person to contact during the wedding. Confirm that you have the correct contact information for them, as well.

Remember to breathe. Things are bound to go wrong but they don’t have to put a damper on your day. Consider them a moment of spontaneity and have fun!

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

What to Pack for a Beach Honeymoon


After all of the crazy months of wedding planning, it's finally time to rest and relax on the gorgeous sands of a beautiful beach with your new husband! Making sure you pack sufficiently is the perfect way to start your honeymoon.

Before you load up your suitcase with all your necessities, research your destination and get a feel for the kind of weather you should expect so you are completely prepared. Putting together a plan for what activities you want to do while there will guarantee that you always have the right clothes for any kind of fun you might get into.

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Choose basics that are easy to mix and match with your bottoms that way you don't take more than you might need.

A basic button-up is perfect as a beach cover-up or paired with jeans and heels for a night out.

Bottoms
2 pairs of shorts, 2 pairs of jeans, 2 skirts, and some comfy, plane-friendly pants should get you through your week away. Remember to stick to the basics here too. Mixing and matching will be your best game plan.

Dresses
Dresses are a beach getaway staple! They can be worn as a bikini cover-up or to a fancy dinner with your husband. Pack a couple for the beach and day trips and don't forget to throw in one that makes you feel irresistible!

Bathing Suits
The most crucial thing to pack for your tropical trip! 3 suits are the perfect amount to get you through the week. Investing in a reversible number gives you one extra option!

Lingerie
Now you can finally show off the sexy and fun lingerie that you got at your bridal shower. Blow him away with your fun and flirty pieces.

Don't forget to leave extra room in your bags for any shopping you might do!

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What to Include In Your Welcome Bag

When you’re having a destination wedding, it is important to remember that your guests will be flying in to the venue at different times. Because of this, you need to be prepared with a welcome bag, which will provide them the information they need throughout their stay. Especially if you already have a number of activities planned, meeting each of your guests is not a realistic plan. This is where the welcome bag comes into the picture.



So what should you include in the welcome bag? Here are some ideas to include:

Schedule of Activities
Most likely, you already have a planned lineup of activities throughout your wedding weekend. With your guests arriving at different times, the best way you can coordinate with them is to give them a printed copy of your schedule. This way, they will be aware of the activities you have planned for them too.

Essential Toiletries
You can also include a few essential toiletries that your guests can use throughout their stay at the venue. Among these essentials include shampoo, toothpaste, soap, and even tissue. Since there are some travelers who do not bring these essentials, providing these for them makes their stay more convenient.

Information
Make sure you also include some useful information about the venue such as restaurants, transportation options, and entertainment tips. This will help give your guests an enjoyable time even if they decide not to stick with the schedule you have planned. If they plan to do some shopping or sightseeing on their own, the information guide will be a big help for them. You can also include the phone number of your wedding planner so that they can easily get in touch with her in certain cases.

Local Snacks
A great way you can welcome your guests is to include a few local snacks into the welcome bag. This way, they will get to know what types of foods are popular in the area. And for your guests who have travelled a long distance, being greeted with a snack is a great welcome!

Welcome Note
Lastly, do not forget to add a welcome note to your bag. Write a personal note to welcome your friends. This will make your guests feel welcomed even if you were not personally there to greet them.


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