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17 Aug

5 tips to plan a destination wedding from home

Although planning a destination wedding remotely from home might sound a bit daunting, here’s a lowdown on how to ace it all

Where does your dream wedding take place—on the shores of Bali or the hilltops of Switzerland? Wherever it may be, it is far from home. Thanks to our fast-paced lifestyles, one might not have the luxury to plan multiple visits to any of these places. However, you don’t need to compromise for your big day. You can plan a destination wedding from the comfort of your home—and here’s how.

 

List it out

The first step is to get yourself organised. Make a list of everything you can do from home, and the tasks that have to be managed at the location. For instance, elements like trousseau, jewellery, outfits for the bridal entourage and wedding favours can be arranged in your home city; vendors like florist, caterers and musicians must be arranged at location.

 

Make clear inspiration boards

You must have envisioned what you want your flower bouquet to look like and how you want the venue to be decorated, however, you will have to use more than words to express your ideas to the people who will execute them. Share detailed yet concise information, along with reference images of what you want. Send multiple pictures and even video references, if needed, with the concerned vendors.

 

Keep it online

Most vendors, especially wedding photographers and designers, have websites through which you can make bookings, and also see their previous work thus making it more convenient to shortlist and finalise arrangements. It also eliminates the hassle of calling them several times for samples of past work or references of what can be achieved. Furthermore, you also have the convenience of making payments online, which in turn will help you keep track of your expenses.

 

Establish an on-location point of contact

It is best to identify someone at the destination city to help with visiting different locations and shortlisting local vendors. This person can help you make an informed choice about vendors keeping in mind your vision and budget. They can also visit locations on your behalf and make sure everything is in keeping with the requirements. Whether it is a friend, a relative or even a consultant, having a person in-charge at the location will mitigate the stress of stepping into the unexpected.

 

Plan your appointments in advance

From hair and make-up to meeting the person in-charge of the venue, plan your appointments and meet with them at least a week prior to ensure that everything is in place as per your vision and plan.

 

So, when will you begin remotely planning your destination wedding?

Lead Photo: Once Upon A Time – Wedding Tales

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