POPULAR MONTHS WHEN COUPLES TIE THE KNOT IN KENYA

Choosing a wedding date is one of the most important planning decisions that you’ll have to make as a couple that is after saying yes to the journey of love. Your wedding date will impact every other aspect of your nuptial including your budget. You may have an idea of where you envision yourself walking down the aisle or how your gown will look like , but until you decide when you’d like to get married, you can’t commit to anything. We have compiled some of the best months with the best deals as far as tying the knot is concerned.

1. February
This is the month, after January, that is deemed to be tough in terms of financial matters is concerned. Hence, when it comes to getting deals, most wedding vendors and hotels give the best deals especially being that it is the month of love. Its also the best month since its hot and your guests can wear their pretty little dresses on your nuptial.

2. June

June July is the coolest time in Nairobi but other parts are warmer.It is a good time at the coast, less humid and not too hot. Depends where you choose to plan your nuptial. Money is also not overstretched as far as wedding budget is concerned.

3. August

This month looks like a fake December with many of the working class taking their leave during this month. So, if you are looking to have a crowd on the day of your wedding, this is the month to go for.

4. October

October has been the most popular wedding month in the last couple of years. In Kenya, two holidays fall in this month where a couple can plan their wedding date. It is also a month with a great cash flow if you are planning to do a harambee.

5. December

This is the most ideal month for many couples with the many holidays falling during this time which can work well if you are looking to have a crowded wedding. For many couples, things like warm weather or an outdoor venue are important. But obviously, this is the busiest time of year for venues and vendors, so costs will likely be higher.

WONDERING WHAT YOU WANT TO TELL A BRIDE ON WEDDING DAY? HERE IS WHAT EVERY KENYAN BRIDE WANTS TO HEAR

While it is true that every person loves compliment, women, in particular, are never disarmed when you give them one. So besides carrying your gift vouchers and presents, a nice word will keep them smiling all the way. From the research we conducted, we found out that brides love to be told all things nice ranging from their makeup, to their wedding gown to the tiniest details of what stood out on their big day. As a guest at a wedding, here are some of the nice things you can tell a bride:


1. This gown really looks good on you!
If you’ve ever assisted a bride look for a wedding gown, you can attest to the fact that it is one of the most challenging things to do. So when she finds it and looks perfect on her big day, genuinely compliment her by telling her she looks beautiful. You can never go wrong by telling her how spectacular her gown is.
2. You are beautiful
Especially when it comes to make up. From research, ever bride wants to know that her look made each of her guests shed a tear or two. From her gorgeous hair, to her breathtaking vision and her beautiful face the compliment will stick with her long after the wedding.


3. You two are perfect together.
One of the most relieving things you can tell a bride is to let her know that she made the right choice in as far as her husband is concerned. Compliment both her and the hubby and let them know how well they look like soul mates.
4. I’m enjoying myself so much, thanks a lot for inviting me.
After all’s been said and done, every couple wants to know that everything they went through to make this big event happen was worth it. And nothing makes them smile than to know that their guests enjoyed and loved everything in the wedding.
5. Your choice of décor was stunning!
Research indicates that most brides spend 90 %of their time on décor. Since they spend all this time making their wedding look good, why not make them feel awesome by how their whole reception or their church set up looks! Whether it’s a creative table arrangement or just a well arranged bouquet, its these little things that go a long way to make the brides day feel worthwhile.

TIP ON HAVING PICTURE PERFECT HAIR AND MAKE UP ON YOUR NUPTIALS

Every bride wants to, and in fact must look beautiful, dazzling and make a lasting impression on her special day. Brides to be should begin consulting for hair and beauty 4 to 6 months before the wedding. Some brides opt to do the makeup themselves. Consider the shape of your face, the length of your hair, your trouble spot and your best facial feature. If the style you have chosen is for long hair and your hair is too short, you can get extensions.

For beauty, if your eyes are your best feature play them up with makeup to draw attention to them. If your trouble spot is your forehead, which, for example, you find is too high, you can choose a style that plays it down or hides it perhaps a fringe. But why go through all the trouble? Why not choose to have a professional beauty consultant and a hairdresser make you look like a fairytale princess on this special day. For both of these, trusted names are a good way to go; recommendations should be highly considered. A personal consultation should be made from 4 to 6 months before the wedding. Consultations are often free of charge and the consultant will want to know your cosmetic background, hair history and what headpiece you’ve chosen to wear. Shell also want to discuss what you expect concerning your hair, make-up and nails so that she knows what can be done to meet those expectations. Remember to choose a look thats an extension of yourself, not someone else’s look. Choose a style that you are sure of instead of adding to the tension of your wedding day by keeping on worrying about how the style looks on you. However, thats not to say that you cannot try a new look. Changes and experiments can be made successfully if the new look is tried out in advance. But why go through all the trouble? Why not choose to have a professional beauty consultant and a hairdresser make you look like a fairytale princess on this special day. For both of these, trusted names are a good way to go; recommendations should be highly considered. A personal consultation should be made from 4 to 6 months before the wedding. Consultations are often free of charge and the consultant will want to know your cosmetic background, hair history and what headpiece youve chosen to wear. Shell also want to discuss what you expect concerning your hair, make-up and nails so that she knows what can be done to meet those expectations. Remember to choose a look thats an extension of yourself, not someone elses look. Choose a style that you are sure of instead of adding to the tension of your wedding day by keeping on worrying about how the style looks on you. However, thats not to say that you cannot try a new look. Changes and experiments can be made successfully if the new look is tried out in advance.

HAIR
The stylist will help you decide on the suitable length of hair,type and placement of the headpiece, how the flowers will be placed and highlighting. Remember that you should have a style that will endure the long active wedding day: all the photographs, the dances, hugs and the elements of sun, wind and water during your honeymoon. Usually the hairdresser starts with a try out in the final 2 – 3 weeks before the wedding. The final styling is done on the morning of the wedding day.

NAILS
Manicure
Since you will be showing off your ring and there will be a lot of congratulatory handshakes, nails are a visual and important part of your wedding grooming. We have several nail salons with excellent manicurists. When going for manicure consultation, take along with you a swatch of the fabric your wedding gown is made of to give the manicurist an idea of how best to design your nails.

PEDICURE
This is another important beauty treatment as it will improve your self-image and help you take time off to relax while having your feet done. Also it will ensure pretty feet during the honeymoon. Establish a relationship with a beauty salon so you can visit weekly for your manicures and pedicures in the days culminating to your wedding.

MAKE-UP
You will be the centre of attention on this day; all eyes on you. Numerous photos will be taken.Your make-up will help maintain your radiant good looks throughout the long day.

MALE GROOMING
Whereas there was a time it was a mark of shame for a man to be seen fussing over himself and a choking sight to see him stroll out of a salon, today this is a popular service. Many males are not afraid to fuss over themselves and it is no longer an eyebrow-raising sight to see a man in your local salon. Most male clients will get their final haircut 1-2 weeks before the wedding day and return for a shampoo and hair trim (beard and moustache included) a day before the wedding. A manicure is also high on the cards and roughened hands can be softened and ragged nails shaped.

DIET
Weight is a weighty issue to the bride. No one wants to feel-fat in their wedding gown or to have a few extra pounds that will mess up the dress fitting. Understandable, really, but steer clear of crash diets. All theyll do is give you fatigue, dizziness and even make you feel nauseous. Rather, for controlled weight loss, a combination of calorie reduction and exercise can be observed. If you can afford it, see a nutritionist and perhaps pop into a health and fitness club for examination, advice and recommendation. Of course for the best results, start months earlier.



TRUSTED WEDDING BRAND SET TO IMPRESS AGAIN!

The Samantha’s all things bride and beautiful wedding Fair brings together the country’s most illustrious and well respected names in weddings.

On July 30th to 1st August, the SARIT CENTRE transforms into a wedding wonderland for couples getting ready to exchange “I do’s.”

The three-day grand display of anything and everything related to walking down the aisle promises soon-to-weds fresh ideas on how to make their special day truly one of a kind. Going beyond the traditional showcase of ideas, the Samantha’s all things bride and beautiful wedding fair will treat guests to a couture bridal fashion show top-billed by Kenya’s most sought after bridal houses the likes of Big Boss, Next boutique, Monica Kanari e.t.c Notable people from the industry such as Purple Tulips, Magnolia Events will give talks on how to get the perfect decor. Finally, the Samantha’s bridal team will share some helpful Wedding Do-It-Yourself tips.

Bargain Shopping

In this tough economic times, for any bride looking for a bargain for her wedding… Browse, Browse, Browse. Decide on the most important things you need to buy for the wedding or to update your wardrobe… your “most wanted” or “must have” and find those that fit your budget the best. Check out the clients offering vouchers, including photographer voucher, cars, videographer… and much much more.

Treats also await guests of the all things bride and beautiful fair. Prizes from sponsors and exhibitors will be raffled during the 3-day event, including complimentary bridal showers to 4 lucky brides!

Don’t let your wedding day be ordinary, come to the Samantha’s bridal fair and make sure you make that special day unforgettable.

See ye all there…Samantha

For inquiries, please contact
Mobile: 0722-480068
Email: info@samanthasbridal.co.ke
Contact person: Beatrice Asami

SAVE TIME AND MONEY BY PLANNING YOUR WEDDING AT THE SAMANTHA’S WEDDING expo!

Save Time and Money by planning your wedding at the Samanthas Wedding EXPO!

Jubilant couples are looking for ways to reduce their wedding budget without cutting corners or sacrificing quality. Samanthas Wedding Expo can help them do just that, by delivering more than 125 wedding vendors to the SARIT CENTRE from 30th July to 1st August 2021.

Instead of driving from one end of town to another, searching for parking and dashing through the rain to visit caterers, bridal boutiques and florists, couples can pay just one admission each for the opportunity to meet every professional on their list, including event facility coordinators, invitation designers and photographers etc. In addition, couples can save by shopping the Shows two-day gown sale, where hundreds of wedding dresses will be offered at steep discounts.

The Show and sale will take place. 30th July – 1st August 2021 from 10 am to 5 pm , fashion shows everyday 1-2 and 5-6 pm.
Tickets are available at the door

Eliminate your fears and doubts about bride fitness

What’s your ultimate inspiration for getting fit and healthy as a bride? To some, it’s the engagement while others, it’s the imagination of how they will look on the wedding day and after it. Many brides out there have divergent opinions on why they want to be fit within the time they have.

Although being fit is ideal for everyone, you might have certain fears and doubts about it. That may make you fail to achieve your goal.

The truth is that being fit before the great day and remaining better after that is crucial for you. It will make you look great and admire yourself. Your self-esteem will also get a boost.

We were lucky to have a session with Coach George Oluoch, a fitness, and nutrition expert. He shared vital information about the topic. Read on to find out from the subsequent sections.

Which factors inspire brides to be fit?

Here are some of the reasons why brides aim at being in their best shape.

Influence

Everyone has got that person they mostly look up to. They can be their role model or just a friend who influences most of their actions. They always want to do what they do and even sacrifice to undergo the processes involved to achieve their goal.

That also applies to bride fitness. According to Coach George, many people’s fitness routines gets influenced by others. Another person’s fitness routine might inspire you to the extent of copying them. Also, the results achieved by them after their fitness strategy has worked out may encourage you to have a plan.

What you consume on the internet also plays a role. If you read fitness articles online alongside watching fitness-related videos, you will get motivated to start working out.

Need for a reference

How do you feel when you look at the image you took years ago and realize you were in good shape? You will admire them and even want to show them to your friends. The presence of social media platforms will also allow you to share them with the world.

That’s how good it feels when you are in the perfect shape you have been desiring. George asserts that the urge to look at your image in the future and see how good you looked might also motivate you to work out.

Weddings and other events associated with it can’t miss a photographer. The imagination of taking a photo in good shape will encourage you to set a fitness routine. You will want to get it right both in body shape and fitness. Joining a fitness program within the time will be a good way of fulfilling your desires.

Need to fit dream dress

We all have that dress that we always admire. Maybe it’s the latest trend you saw in town or just a unique designer outfit. How would you feel when you realize that it does not fit you anymore? 

Many people get disappointed when they realize they can’t put on an outfit they have admired for a long time, especially after spending their money on them. It is a piece of bad news that no one desires.

As such, they plan to get over the disappointments by having a fitness plan. Probably that is also your situation. Joining a fitness program will be an idea worth pursuing. You can also have your DIY plan without joining any costly programs and still make it.

Body goals

Everyone has a body goal they want to achieve. To make them realistic, they have to work consistently and remain positive. The same applies to bridal fitness and wellness. You may also not want to maintain your current body shape.

The urge to appear a certain way at a particular stage will make you set a fitness goal. It might be long-term or short-term. But, it must help you achieve your body goal.

Here are the reasons you might fail to achieve your fitness goal

It’s easy to set a fitness goal. However, achieving it might not be possible for some people. From our session with Coach George, we realized that the following are some of the reasons why you might fail to achieve yours.

Not setting goals properly

It is always ideal to set smart goals than just setting general ones. To develop better goals, define them and know the exact things you want to achieve. For instance, when creating a fitness goal. Be specific with what you want to achieve. 

Sadly, most of us fail because we don’t know much about fitness and tend to generalize the idea. Setting general goals such as “to lose weight” or to “get in shape” in most cases become unachievable.

That keeps you away from following the right processes towards achieving your goals, thus giving up on the way. The goals are also general, making it difficult for you to measure whether you have attained them or not. It will make you lose interest in the long run and get back to your old ways of life.

Undefined deadlines

There is a saying that “what gets measured gets accomplished,” and of course, it’s the reality. If you set a goal but fail to set specific deadlines, you will only dream of achieving it and fail in the process.

If you have deadlines, you will have a sense of urgency in your undertakings. Most brides fail to achieve their fitness goals because they don’t have strategic deadlines. Failing to have long-term and short-term deadlines will only make your fitness journey difficult.

Lack of consistency

We all know how good it is to set goals that we can achieve. Surprisingly, we fail to follow through and lose focus midway. It justifies that having a plan is a half accomplished goal. You need to execute them to achieve what you want.

Most of the brides start well with the drive and determination to achieve their fitness goals. Unfortunately, they get distracted along the way, thus their failure. Get distractions out of the way to achieve your fitness dream.

If you promise yourself to work out at a certain time of the day and you don’t, it will become a habit. That will make you inconsistent along the way hence stopping you from achieving the ultimate goal.

Love for shortcuts

It’s the nature of human beings to desire results by putting in minimum effort. Funnily, the majority of the people yearn to get better results within the shortest time without much effort. As a bride, following shortcuts will make you fail quickly and give up.

You will bump on various products, such as weight loss pills that retail at lower prices. That will  make you stop your workout routine. Unfortunately, you will only end up wasting time and achieve nothing in the end. It’s what has seen the majority of the brides fail in their workout process.

Do the following to achieve your fitness goals

After realizing that you can fail to achieve your fitness goals, you should know what to do to avoid becoming a victim. Here are a few recommendations from our session with coach  George for you.

Focus on your “why”

The initial step to achieving your fitness goals as a bride is knowing why you put in all the effort. Why are you sacrificing your time for the exercises? Are you aiming to look good in your dress as you walk down the aisle?

If you know your why and the answer to it, you will not fail to achieve the goals you have set for yourself.

Focusing on the why also cuts across knowing yourself. You should be aware of what you can achieve and what you can’t. That way, you will avoid too much pressure that might make you fail.

Your nutrition matters

Energy is power. Without it, achieving any goal might not be possible for you. You must be having a well-balanced diet to attain your fitness goals. Your nutrition is the greatest contributor to your fitness.

It constitutes about 80% of what we do. Therefore, liaise with a nutrition specialist to guide you on walking your fitness journey with the appropriate diet.

Find an accountability partner

If you do not enjoy workouts alone, the thought of going it alone in the next weeks or months may be tedious. 

What if you join a fitness program or find a fitness partner to keep you in check and motivate you? That will encourage you to work out more on your plan and achieve the goals you have set. Getting in touch with a fitness specialist will also help you better plan and guide you on the do’s and don’ts.

Set short term and long-term goals

Don’t just aim for the wedding day alone. Fitness plans should be both short and long-term based. Knowing your major wedding fitness goal will allow you to set other better goals alongside that will help in complementing it. Don’t set goals that you won’t achieve. Just set smart ones.

Fitness remains a vital topic for every bride. You should never be hesitant to start your fitness plan. Work out frequently and remain consistent. You will realize that it is not as sophisticated as you thought.

Written by REAGAN OLUOCH

Romantic Ideas for a Stay-at-Home Date Night

Without a doubt, married couples tend to have overloaded schedules. Between working full-time and taking care of the kids, who are now stuck at home too, you barely find time for each other. Now really is the time to develop cooking skills, and possibly have a dining area makeover to make meals a part of the day you anticipate for.

Indulge in unique, refreshing and fun dining experiences to keep the spark alive. If you have youngsters at home, it would be best to take them for a play date so that you have the house all to yourselves. We don’t want them to come between the fun, do we?

A date night doesn’t have to be extravagant to make a point to your partner. Call it cliché, but it’s the little things that matter most. Below are creative ideas for an at-home date night that you and hubby can indulge in to kindle the romance- no special occasion required:

  • Have a Cook-off

There are a variety of great tutorials on delectable recipes that you and your partner can try out on various online platforms such as YouTube. Brainstorm on your favorite cuisines and decide which meals you’d want to cook for each other. A cook-off challenge adds some fun and playful competition as you experiment with different cooking techniques and ingredients. When done fixing each other a plate, beautifully set up the dinner table with a lovely tablecloth and matching napkins, an alluring centerpiece, and the locked up fine china you barely use.

  • Balcony, Backyard or Garden Dinner Set-up

Take advantage of your outdoor space and make the most of it by creating an intimate, enchanting, captivating oasis of relaxation and enjoyment. Enjoy the sunset and later chatter away the night under the stars as you reminisce about the good times. Have warm blankets, some wine or hot drinks to chase away the cold.

  • Indoor Campout

Revisit one of your favorite childhood projects- the blanket fort, by simply constructing a “den” indoors. All you need is draping sheets, blankets, a rug, pillows, pegs, and minimalistic lights. This space is perfect for chilly nights accompanied by cozy recipes. Get cuddly, chatty, or even play a film underneath if you please. Not too sappy, I hope?

  • Movie Night

Snuggle up with your partner as you binge-watch shows online over finger-licking food or snacks and drinks. Create a movie theatre atmosphere in your living room by dimming the lights and placing scented candles. Keep it dark, intimate, elegant and tasteful as you possibly can. Whether you’re into comedy, horror, action, or fantasy films- make it worth your while. Don’t forget the popcorn!

  • Game Night

Break away from the monotony of a long week by pulling out a deck of cards; playing board games; charades; scrabble; having head-to-head Play Station games or even play the classic Truth or Dare for an epic game night. Choose the right games, themes and rules that work for the two of you. Don’t forget to prepare scrumptious finger foods, and refreshing drinks to get you through the night.

  • Spa Time

Without a doubt, a massage is rejuvenating and relaxing, but you should sometimes skip the expensive spa day appointment and let your partner do the rubbing. Couples can experience so many benefits from giving and receiving massages at home, including forming deeper connections both physically and emotionally.

Play some soothing music as you massage each other in turns to mellow out, release tension and connect more as a couple. Pick the best spot, and massage oils as you knead those knots away. Communicate verbally (or-non verbally) to be certain you’re hitting the right tight spots, and at the right pressure. A rubdown so good can lead to great things.

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No matter what you choose to do with your significant other, the idea of the date nights is to connect, and somehow make it special and memorable while of course; mitigating on costs. Although it can be fun and worthwhile to go out once in a while, you can also stay in and enjoy all the benefits of a regular date night with your loved one. Plan for that date night soon and stoke the flames of desire!

Written by Janet Ayara

SAVE TIME AND MONEY BY PLANNING YOUR WEDDING AT THE SAMANTHA’S WEDDING FAIR!

Save Time and Money by planning your wedding at the Samanthas Wedding Fair!

Jubilant couples are looking for ways to reduce their wedding budget without cutting corners or sacrificing quality. Samanthas Wedding Fair can help them do just that, by delivering more than 125 wedding vendors to the SARIT CENTRE from 1-3 March.

Instead of driving from one end of town to another, searching for parking and dashing through the rain to visit caterers, bridal boutiques and florists, couples can pay just one admission each for the opportunity to meet every professional on their list, including event facility coordinators, invitation designers and photographers etc. In addition, couples can save by shopping the Shows two-day gown sale, where hundreds of wedding dresses will be offered at steep discounts.

The Show and sale will take place. 1-3 March from 10 am to 5 pm , fashion shows everyday 1-2 and 5-6 pm.
Tickets are available at the door

TIP ON HAVING PICTURE PERFECT HAIR AND MAKE UP On Your Nuptials

Every bride wants to, and in fact must look beautiful, dazzling and make a lasting impression on her special day. Brides to be should begin consulting for hair and beauty 4 to 6 months before the wedding. Some brides opt to do the makeup themselves. Consider the shape of your face, the length of your hair, your trouble spot and your best facial feature. If the style you have chosen is for long hair and your hair is too short, you can get extensions.

For beauty, if your eyes are your best feature play them up with makeup to draw attention to them. If your trouble spot is your forehead, which, for example, you find is too high, you can choose a style that plays it down or hides it perhaps a fringe.

But why go through all the trouble? Why not choose to have a professional beauty consultant and a hairdresser make you look like a fairytale princess on this special day. For both of these, trusted names are a good way to go; recommendations should be highly considered. A personal consultation should be made from 4 to 6 months before the wedding. Consultations are often free of charge and the consultant will want to know your cosmetic background, hair history and what headpiece youve chosen to wear. Shell also want to discuss what you expect concerning your hair, make-up and nails so that she knows what can be done to meet those expectations. Remember to choose a look thats an extension of yourself, not someone elses look. Choose a style that you are sure of instead of adding to the tension of your wedding day by keeping on worrying about how the style looks on you. However, thats not to say that you cannot try a new look. Changes and experiments can be made successfully if the new look is tried out in advance. But why go through all the trouble? Why not choose to have a professional beauty consultant and a hairdresser make you look like a fairytale princess on this special day. For both of these, trusted names are a good way to go; recommendations should be highly considered. A personal consultation should be made from 4 to 6 months before the wedding. Consultations are often free of charge and the consultant will want to know your cosmetic background, hair history and what headpiece youve chosen to wear. Shell also want to discuss what you expect concerning your hair, make-up and nails so that she knows what can be done to meet those expectations. Remember to choose a look thats an extension of yourself, not someone elses look. Choose a style that you are sure of instead of adding to the tension of your wedding day by keeping on worrying about how the style looks on you. However, thats not to say that you cannot try a new look. Changes and experiments can be made successfully if the new look is tried out in advance.

HAIR
The stylist will help you decide on the suitable length of hair,type and placement of the headpiece, how the flowers will be placed and highlighting. Remember that you should have a style that will endure the long active wedding day: all the photographs, the dances, hugs and the elements of sun, wind and water during your honeymoon. Usually the hairdresser starts with a try out in the final 2 – 3 weeks before the wedding. The final styling is done on the morning of the wedding day.

NAILS
Manicure
Since you will be showing off your ring and there will be a lot of congratulatory handshakes, nails are a visual and important part of your wedding grooming. We have several nail salons with excellent manicurists. When going for manicure consultation, take along with you a swatch of the fabric your wedding gown is made of to give the manicurist an idea of how best to design your nails.

Pedicure
This is another important beauty treatment as it will improve your self-image and help you take time off to relax while having your feet done. Also it will ensure pretty feet during the honeymoon. Establish a relationship with a beauty salon so you can visit weekly for your manicures and pedicures in the days culminating to your wedding.

MAKE-UP
You will be the centre of attention on this day; all eyes on you. Numerous photos will be taken.Your make-up will help maintain your radiant good looks throughout the long day.

MALE GROOMING
Whereas there was a time it was a mark of shame for a man to be seen fussing over himself and a choking sight to see him stroll out of a salon, today this is a popular service. Many males are not afraid to fuss over themselves and it is no longer an eyebrow-raising sight to see a man in your local salon. Most male clients will get their final haircut 1-2 weeks before the wedding day and return for a shampoo and hair trim (beard and moustache included) a day before the wedding. A manicure is also high on the cards and roughened hands can be softened and ragged nails shaped.

DIET
Weight is a weighty issue to the bride. No one wants to feel-fat in their wedding gown or to have a few extra pounds that will mess up the dress fitting. Understandable, really, but steer clear of crash diets. All theyll do is give you fatigue, dizziness and even make you feel nauseous. Rather, for controlled weight loss, a combination of calorie reduction and exercise can be observed. If you can afford it, see a nutritionist and perhaps pop into a health and fitness club for examination, advice and recommendation. Of course for the best results, start months earlier.

Top Tips on what to consider when planning a destination wedding

The beauty of a destination wedding is that it will never go out of style and one can turn their celebration into a weekend (or week!) surrounded by the people you love! There are so many gorgeous destination wedding locations in Kenya but if youre going to go for it, why not just go for it? From the coast, to the Masaai Mara to Western Kenya , a far-flung locale will turn your destination wedding into an adventure you and your guests will remember for the rest of your lives. However, with all that travel comes a lot more details youll need to consider and here’s, everything you need to know about the logistics of planning a destination wedding.

Consider Your Guests Before You Start Planning

Choosing a venue is more than just picking the prettiest spot you can find.Unless you want to cut the budget cost and minimize on the number of people coming, always have your guests in mind before deciding any location. Ask yourself whether the destination will be affordable for guests to fly to, as well as whether there are multiple hotel options at different price levels. Because of the expense and distance, a far-flung destination will filter your guest list down to the core group of family and friends quite quickly. If there are certain people you need to have at the event who may not be able to afford it, you should be prepared to do what you can to make your day accessible to them.

Be prepared to do in-person research.

Pictures and videos online can be beautiful, but when youre going so far for your celebration, it is wise to visit the site in person. Youll have much more confidence in what youve chosen if you have a chance to familiarize yourself with your options.
Once you have settled on the venue, it is vital that you ,make a few more trips. The first, as a site inspection and to choose the location. The second, to do tastings and the wedding designs. The third is always to finalize on everything and to see how things are panning out.

Know Your Destination

Do your research before you head out of town. Its also important to find out what the marriage license requirements are — and to be flexible if that means youll have to tie the knot legally at home.

Embrace the Setting

Immerse yourself and your guests in the place youve brought everyone to. This will enhance your experience and make the most of your surroundings. You can still add your personal touch, but should let the setting youve chosen inspire and dictate the details of your celebration.

Work with a Pro

Remote and far-flung places often have limited resources, which might require the expertise of a professional.They will be able to give you an idea of what it would cost to bring in the necessary resources, or help you find a venue that has the resources and expertise to make your celebration happen
With different time zones, a language barrier, and thousands of miles between you and your venue, communication is key as it will keep you and your team on the same page.

Information is Priceless

A well-informed guest is a happy guest. Especially with long-distance travel involved, the more you can tell your guests to help them prepare for your wedding, the better. Ensure that you share any special pricing and codes youve received for hotels, suggestions for flight itineraries and local transportation, the currency exchange, and even a basic vocabulary list in the local language. In addition, dont forget to include the dress code for any events and activities so guests can pack accordingly!

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