Picking A Destination

Once you’ve chosen your location, you’ll want to start browsing through brochures to find the resort you want. Keep in mind, not every resort hosts weddings onsite, so make sure it says ‘Weddings’ somewhere on the page.

If your environment is humid and tropical or it is cool and dry like in the Mediterranean, it can be difficult to find seasonal flowers from your state. Professional florists will be able to help you find blooms in your area that are readily available.

Think about your guests when planning flower arrangements for the reception. Flowers can be distracting for your guests and get in their way. Plus, a few of your guests could have flower allergies that you were not aware of. One classy alternative to flowers is unscented candles.

Shop thrift stores for your wedding gown! There is no shame in saving money. Think about it. Expensive wedding gowns are typically worn for only a couple of hours and then they are discarded. You can pick one up for pennies of what you would have to pay for a new gown. Save your money for the honeymoon!

Decide what the theme of your event will be. While you may not want your wedding to have a hard and fast theme like a child’s party would, you at least need to determine if it will be formal or casual and whether you will have it in a setting that dictates a theme. For instance, a ballroom wedding is going to have a much different feel than one at a museum or farmhouse. All of them can be elegant and nice, but they will each have a different feeling.

Pick out a few special activities for the day, and use them to spice up the mood when needed. This is a wonderful change to having your guests simply loitering around between the nuptials and reception. You can have all kinds of activities, from contests to volleyball. The more fun your guests have, the better the entire event will be for everyone.

In destination and resort, the couple, the family members and friends travel to the selected beautiful destination, which is usually away from home. It is like a normal wedding where the couple exchanges wedding rings.

If you are short on cash for your wedding, you might want to consider having a cash bar at the reception. A cash bar can be a great way to offset the costs. However, because cash bars are not the norm, you will still want to offer at least one or two free drinks to your guests. You can usually successfully negotiate with the venue to have them pay the cost for the free drinks because of the business that you will be bringing in on your wedding day.