Avoiding a Crisis at Your Destination wedding is a guest post by Jennifer Grappa
Industry experts predict a sharp rise in destination weddings as the upheaval of the past two years disappears in the rearview mirror. But while they’re once again popular, destination weddings involve twice the amount of planning and coordination than those that take place in your province. With so much to consider, things can easily go awry, and you’ll need to know how to keep a cool head and simply enjoy everything your big day brings, even if it isn’t always exactly as you imagined it. Here’s how to calm your destination wedding jitters and avoid a disaster.
Mishaps will happen. Just keep telling yourself that during your planning phase. It’s best to always double up on options just in case a crisis arises. If you’re getting married outdoors this is especially important, as the weather may not play along and you’ll need to move your venue. Having a backup florist, makeup artist, DJ, and whatever else you need is always a good plan too, just in case something goes wrong.
The Destination Of Your Dreams
Planning a wedding in an unfamiliar place outside of Canada might sound scary, but with the right team and planner, your dream can become a reality. It’s always best to hire a wedding planner that specializes in destination weddings, as they’ll know all about the extra steps others may not. Reach out to friends and family, and get a recommendation you can trust, as who you hire will very directly impact how the day will turn out. Then, it’s all up to you to choose where you want to go and who you want to invite.
If The Unmentionable Happens
There are a lot of things that can go wrong when planning a destination wedding, but there is always an option to postpone. If you’ve picked a destination wedding for your day, patience will be your friend. Don’t let it deter you, the wedding will still happen, just a few months later than planned.
The best way to do this is by politely sending out a postponement letter to all your guests and requesting an acknowledgment from them once they’ve received it. Make sure to follow up with everyone that hasn’t replied to ensure no one has incurred any expenses on your behalf. It would also be best to postpone months before the date is set. You can’t expect guests to be very understanding if you postpone at short notice.
It’s easy to let all the negative aspects of wedding planning get to you but take it as it comes and try not to overthink it. It may feel like it’s a sign to cancel the whole thing altogether and elope, but if you’ve always dreamed of an amazing destination wedding, then you have to go through with what your heart desires. You don’t want to look back on the best day of your life and wonder if you missed an opportunity to share it with everyone you love.