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Overseas Destination Wedding Planning Checklist

Many of you have probably thought a lot about your wedding day, like how you will prepare for it, how you will choose your wedding dress, and where you’ll organise it.

Lots of couples nowadays choose different countries for their wedding, and that concept is referred to as a destination wedding. Whether you want to have your wedding day in an old European city or in a tropical getaway, you should thoroughly plan the whole day and everything about the trip. Let’s go through some points that will definitely help you plan your overseas wedding.


Select Your Wedding Destination

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First and foremost, you need to choose the place where you want to have your
wedding. Talk to your partner, discuss your preferences, and come to a conclusion on what’s the best place for you. Or maybe there is a destination that you’ve dreamed of since your childhood.

Whatever the case is, just remember that it’s your special day and everything has to be as you like it.

So just listen to your heart and go after your dream location.


Find Out What Legal Requirements There Are


It’s no secret that every country has its own rules and regulations about the legalities of
marriage. So, before your wedding day, contact the Foreign Embassy to find out the
legal and residency requirements to get married in the country that you choose.
Thoroughly discuss the timeframe and the steps you must complete to be sure that your
marriage can take place. Also, specify what type of ceremony you prefer—religious or
civil. Speak to your wedding planner to know what the necessary formalities are.

 

Set Your Wedding Budget

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One of the most important parts of your wedding is deciding the budget. What you’ll need to do is to understand the maximum amount of money that you can spend. You will probably spend a lot of money on the venue, your wedding dress, shoes, makeup, and decorations so you have to know how much money will be needed for any of these things. The number of your guests will have a direct impact on your budget too.  Moreover, if you also want to pay for your guests’ travel and stay in the hotel, you’ll
need to expand the budget further. Here are the main things you’ll need to consider
keeping a budget for:


● Venue (take into account that it may include decoration with flowers)
● Accommodation
● Travel
● Professional wedding videographer or photographer
● Wedding dress and accessories
● Grooms outfit and accessories
● Hair and makeup
● Wedding jewellery
● Paperwork formalities for legal marriage
● Wedding insurance


Choose Your Wedding Date

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Another important step is choosing the date, which may seem easy but can become a  real problem. Here is why. This is one of the most important days in your life and you want your friends, family, and all your close people to be by your side that day.  Everyone must be available on that day to share your happy moment with you. This is why it’s recommended that you choose the date earlier, like months or even a whole year before the actual wedding happens. Another thing to consider is checking if the
location you chose is available on the day you want your wedding to take place. In any
case, choosing the date earlier is the way to go.


Make up The Guest List

Deciding who you want to invite to your wedding is the next important step in your
wedding preparation. You clearly don’t want to miss anyone who is dear to you, so
making up a list of your guests names beforehand is a good way to remember
everyone and not to find yourself in an awkward situation. Because let’s confess, we
don’t want any of our friends or relatives to get offended if they are not invited.


Send Out The Invitations

First, decide what kind of design you want your invitation cards to have. Then plan what
the text on it is going to be, whether you want a standard invitation or maybe something
funny and more creative. And finally, the last step – how you’re going to send it. Do you
want to have it printed and sent via the post, or do you prefer to have the digital version
of it and send it online?


Find Your Suppliers And Vendors

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After you've planned the location, date, budget, and guest list, it’s time to find your
suppliers. You may want to hire an overseas wedding planner or translator to help with
the arrangements. You can also ask your venue for recommendations. Here is a to-do
list that will definitely be useful:
● Find a priest or officiant
● Hire a photographer and/or videographer
● Go shopping for the wedding dress
● Choose a few hairstyles and discuss with your hairstylist which one to do for your
special day
● Decide how your guests will come to the venue
● Begin the timings for the wedding to make sure you manage to do everything

Spend enough time on each of these points because they are no less important than
choosing the location or setting the budget.

Make sure that you choose the best wedding videographer. This is one of the most
important aspects of your wedding day. You want to remember that day, and after some
time, it will be nice to gather with the family or just with your partner and watch the
video. It will evoke the feelings you had on that day, and you will remember all the nice
memories. So it’s important to find a professional videographer who will make the
perfect videos for your special day.

So these are the main points on your overseas destination wedding checklist. Make
sure to go through all of them so you don't forget anything. Thoroughly plan everything,
then go through each of them a few times to make sure you haven’t missed anything.
Planning everything beforehand will help you stay organized and make sure everything
is in its place.

 

WEDDING ENQUIRY

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