Sunny beaches, colorful castles, iconic landscapes and the grand wedding that Aditi had in “Ye Jawani Hai Deewani”- these are few of the romantic vistas that have enticed couples to plan a destination wedding.
However, planning a wedding in a distant locale appears to be a lot of fun, but it definitely comes with its own set of challenges. But fear not! DreamKraft helps you envision your celebration—from the big decisions like wedding decorations, wedding themes to the small stuff like escort cards, here’s a list of important details you need to consider before you plan an unforgettable wedding weekend.
1. SELECT A DATE
Ideally, you should look for a long weekend or ask your family Pandit for an appropriate weekend date. So that, your guests don’t miss too many days from work or any important rituals of your wedding.
2. SELECT AN APPROPRIATE LOCATION
Pick a location that has all the resources you need! That beautiful beach where you spent your summers won’t work if it only has one hotel to accommodate all your guests. You wouldn’t want your guests saying, "YEH TOH HONA HI THA!"
3. SEE YOUR VENDORS IN PERSON
If you have the time, plan a trip to your destination to meet with your vendors in person. It's good to put faces with names and to discuss details in person rather than to do it only over email and text messages.
4. MIX TRADITIONAL WITH MODERN
If your resort is located at the beach, it’s a great idea to host your Haldi/Mehendi ceremony on the shores of the beach! Imagine bright yellow décor against the backdrop of the azure blue sea. Exciting, isn’t it? Your guests will love applying henna while their feet dug deep into the sand.
5. TAKING CARE OF YOUR GUESTS
Traveling isn't easy for everyone! So make this trip as enjoyable as possible for your guests. Since you are at a scenic location, plan a pre-wedding shoot with them. There are several fun photos you can click with your groomsmen, bridesmaids, friends, parents and even cousins.
6. DÉCOR AND ENTERTAINMENT
Try using props and other trendy ideas like photo booths, sashes, hashtags, posters to add funkiness to your destination wedding. Organize some fun games and sports for your guests. For instance, if your mehendi ceremony is scheduled to get over by 3 p.m. You can always plan something fun in the evening. You can also come up with some pool activities that your guests will enjoy.
7. SEND YOUR GUESTS BACK ON A HAPPY NOTE!
Post the wedding reception and sight-seeing, your guests will be all packed and ready to go. Organize a party that will allow your guests to let their hair down one last time and exchange goodbye with you and your beau as well as with one another. Use this opportunity to thank your guests in the most memorable way possible.