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!