Do you dream of saying “I do” to the love of your life barefoot on a warm sandy island? If so, know that getting married in paradise is relatively easy to do. Follow these three tips to plan an unforgettable ceremony under the sun.
1. Determine your needs
First, decide what you want and set your priorities. Brainstorm with your partner about your ideal destinations and discuss when you’d like to hold the ceremony. Draw up your guest list and establish a firm budget to avoid getting carried away.
2. Call on an expert
A travel agent can give you the inside scoop on the best deals and destinations for your special day. Thanks to his or her expertise, the agent will make recommendations based on your needs, your budget and your expectations. Most beach resorts offer all-inclusive wedding packages; if that’s something you’d be interested in, ask your agent for details.
3. Send out your invitations early
Send out your wedding invitations as soon as you’ve settled on a wedding date. The earlier you inform your invitees about your plans, the better. Aim for at least six months notice to allow your guests to prepare for the trip.
If some of your friends or family members can’t make it to your wedding destination, plan a celebration with them when you get back home.