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Planning a Destination Wedding

Destination Wedding

Ever imagined getting married on the honeymoon? A destination wedding is the romantic adventure that allows you to do just that. These tips will help you plan an unforgettable destination wedding.

Destination Wedding Location

A destination wedding allows you to plan your wedding at the exotic honeymoon location of your dreams. Since the honeymoon spot will be the location of the wedding, you will be searching for an incredibly romantic venue at or near your honeymoon adventure. While this type of wedding is all about location, not everyone travels to the other side of the world. Your adventure could take place in a coastal city near a famous beach. We have a few tips for creating the romantic getaway a little closer to home.

Destination Wedding

The Wedding Venue

Once you discover the honeymoon location, you will need to find a venue. Every wedding has a theme, even a destination wedding. Your travel location will be a significant part of developing your theme. Explore the location, architecture and foods to inspire your wedding day. Choose three wedding colors that complement each other and match your theme. Your floral arrangements should consider the season and the types of blooms from the region you envision. Get creative with your décor. Bring candelabras, elegant vases, linens, chinaware and décor to the table to convey your theme. Venues with in-house designers and planners will be able to coordinate the pieces and bring your theme to life. Choosing an all-inclusive wedding venue that includes all of the designs and services can save thousands on planning.

The Planning Timeline

Destination weddings follow a similar timeline as traditional weddings. Most weddings are planned within twelve months and begin with picking a date. You should always choose your venue first. Count your guests, choose your wedding party and book your venue about a year before your wedding day. After you book the venue, book your catering, photography and entertainment. You should build your wedding team of vendors at least six months prior to your big day, including the cake, officiant and other essential vendors. Do not forget to plan all of your transportation and hotel accommodations in advance.

Destination Wedding

Inviting Your Guests

Destination weddings come in all shapes and sizes. Regardless of the size, inviting the guests is necessary to have them there. Make sure you design your invitations and invite your guests well in advance, especially if your destination wedding requires distant travel. Your guests might need the extra time to plan the getaway. If travel is not required, you should send out invitations about six to eight weeks before the big day.

Finalizing the Plan

The last few months of wedding planning is all about getting everything in order. The rehearsal dinner is usually planned by the groom’s parents to take place a day or two before the wedding. When planning a destination wedding, this step can be accomplished a little sooner to prevent rushing between events. Make sure all of your vendors are paid, travel arrangements are secured, and all the vendors have your timeline. Finalize the floral arrangements, cake, catering and essential vendors. Schedule dress fittings and purchase the rings. Obtain your marriage license. Write your vows. Pack for your honeymoon and enjoy all the celebrations before the big day.

Destination Wedding

Crystal Ballroom North Tampa

Planning a destination wedding with Crystal Ballroom North Tampa makes planning effortless. Travel to this breathtakingly beautiful destination wedding venue that is surrounded by music, nightlife, hotels and a complete honeymoon experience. Make magical moments on a romantic adventure that you will remember forever. Crystal Ballroom is an all-inclusive wedding venue with furnishings, décor, chinaware, staff services and professional designers to make your destination wedding come true. Crystal Ballroom makes the dream wedding possible.


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