It’s all about the research.
These days information is literally a click away, so make sure you spend some time researching weddings abroad, Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook are all great platforms for research and remember to ask family and friends about their experiences and recommendations.
I suggest making a mood board of ‘haves’ and ‘have not’s’ for your dream wedding destination, do this separately to your fiancé and then come together to see what styles or ideas are prevalent and ‘bingo’ you may have the perfect idea for your wedding destination ….. you then just need to find the venue.
Overwhelm may kick it, it’s likely too, we get calls every day from couples suffering with it, when this happens speak to a specialist, a good wedding planner will work through the pro’s and con’s with you, so you can work out what you really want and DON’T want.
Trust me you will know when you’ve found the perfect venue.
When to book
16 years ago when we first started planning weddings abroad people would quite often book in January to get married later in the same year, however times have certainly changed and now we have couples bookings up to two years in advance.
Weddings are larger now and couples like to give their guests as much notice as possible so they have time to save, most couples finance their own weddings so the extra year or so gives them precious time to save and get all those extras they dream of.
My recommendation is to book as far in advance as you like, taking into account how long you can cope with the planning (more than 2 years may send you a bit loopy) how long you need to save up and how far in advance your venue will accept bookings (some only work a year or so in advance)
We’ve planned weddings in as little as 4 months so anything is possible with the right help.
Taking the time now to do a bit of research, write down your ideas, preferences and even making a mood board will help to define what a wedding abroad really means to you.
Once you have your priorities set, it’s time to find the perfect venue in your wedding destination and to ask the right questions BEFORE booking…..that’s in our next blog.
If you’d like to speak to one of our specialists about choosing your perfect wedding destination please email or call us, we always love to chat weddings.
Photo Credit – Santorini | Phosart Photography