There are many things you should and should not consider when planning your wedding from a distance, especially to help you stay on budget and so you can have the day you’ve been dreaming about.  This is where the Dont’s to planning a Destination Wedding come in handy!

When you’re doing your planning, be sure not to:

dont_do_it Invite everyone you know – Keep the wedding intimate. Invite only those close friends and family who you want to celebrate in your special day with you.
dont_do_it Offer to pay for the guests airfare, unless you really want to – If there is someone that you really want to go who can’t afford to go and you offer to pay their airfare to get there, be sure you are ready to back up the offer in case they decide to take you up on it.
dont_do_it Leave guests to figure out their own transportation – arrange for airport transfer, and transportation to the venue the day of the wedding
dont_do_it Spend a lot on ceremony flowers – It’s an unnecessary cost when you have the natural beauty of the location
dont_do_it Travel during Hurricane Season – Weather can never be guaranteed but you have more of a chance for bad weather during hurricane season. The prices may be less expensive then but the risk is not worth it
dont_do_it Mail wedding items to the venue – Items will likely get lost. Travel with the small decorations and favors in your luggage and pay the extra airline baggage fees if necessary
dont_do_it Wear attire that can’t withstand the weather – It could be cool, hot, or rainy on your big day.   Make sure your dress and wedding party dress accordingly for the weather of the location
dont_do_it Skimp on photography – But be sure to capture the memories the way you want them. You don’t get married everyday so don’t regret your poor photography choices years later when reflecting back
dont_do_it Forget the Tip – Tipping is important. Your gratuities may be included in your hotel package but they are basic. The staff is likely going above and beyond to make your day special, tip extra and be generous. It will be appreciated

Click Here to see the Do’s to Planning a Destination Wedding

Krista Tovell

HELLO…My Name is Krista Tovell and travel is in my blood. If i am not the one having an adventure or trip of a lifetime, I want to live through you! I am going to ensure that every aspect of your vacation is covered and that it goes off without a hitch! From arrival to departure, I’ll attend to your travel needs so that your trip goes smoothly! Whether you are traveling to South Africa, Great Britain, Canada, or anyplace else, I want to be the one to plan your luxury safari tour, rail vacation, or motor coach tour. I can also personalize your travel itinerary to fit your travel needs and budget. I have personally traveled across Canada by Plane, Train, Automobile and Motorcoach. I have been to Great Britain on multiple occasions and I recently spent 14 days in South Africa doing site inspections of the safari camps, city hotels, tour operators, and terrain.

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