Posted by: Five Star Travel & Cruises | August 17, 2010

Destination Wedding Tips

Tip #1 Save the date!

Give your guests a heads up about your destination wedding plans at least eight months before the big day. This will allow them time to request days off of work, evaluate their budgets and maybe even plan their family vacation around your wedding date.

Tip #2 Dress for Success!

While a tropical climate might be great for your tan, it can wreak havoc on big, fluffy satin dresses. Consider lighter-weight fabrics, a shorter hemline or a strapless gown to keep you cool on your wedding day.

Tip #3 Roll with the punches!

If you’re a “Type A” bride, you’ll need to stay flexible and not check your watch every 5 minutes. Many tropical destinations have a relaxed sense of time. Keep calm and a sense of humor.

Tip #4 Welcome your guests!

Leave a gift bag in each room full of goodies for your guests. Don’t forget suntan lotion and trinkets to remind them of your wedding destination when they’re back at home.

Tip #5 Pack with care!

Plan to carry on your dress and any other hard-to-replace wedding apparel. If you are bringing any quantities of favors, bubbles, personalized napkins, etc., make sure you follow local guidelines to clear customs. You don’t want to be held up so close to your final destination.

Tip #6 Plan some downtime!

Be sure to factor in plenty of free time for your family and friends. They won’t have time to enjoy the destination if every minute is packed with get togethers, dinners, rehearsal dinners and post-wedding brunches.

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