It’s exciting to think about getting married on a beach in Mexico or the Caribbean. But there are a few things you have to keep in mind so that your wedding experience can be wonderful for both you and your guests. Read on to learn about what you need to avoid as you plan out your destination wedding.
- Forgetting to consider the weather
The weather will vary depending on the destination you choose and the time of year you get married. But regardless of these two facts, one thing is for sure: Beach weddings can get warm so you have to be prepared. You’ll want to consider ensuring there are fans and enough shade for your guests. Many South Asian couples choose to have fans at the seat of each guests to allow them to be more comfortable. Also, make sure your wedding venue includes backup location options in case in rains. The locations we recommend all will take good care of you and your guests and will be ready to ensure everyone is comfortable no matter what the weather may be during your wedding celebrations.
- Not building in enough down time for guests
Since South Asian weddings often include many types of celebrations and are all full of so much energy, it’s important to remember that your guests will need some time in between to relax. While their main reason for being there is your wedding, they are also excited about having time to enjoy the property and nearby sites. Also, not all guests stay in the same part of the resort. Some may be spread out into a different building which could be further away from your ceremony or reception locations. So, they may need more time between activities if they need to go back to their room to refresh. Build in a welcome celebration when they arrive but also give them time to explore on their own, too.
- Not visiting your wedding venue enough times before the wedding
You’ll want to view the properties you are considering several times to narrow down your choice, connect with local vendors and ensure you are all the same page, and at least one more time to ensure everything is in order. You’ll also want to take a look at the area surrounding the resort so you can experience some of the off-resort activities yourself (such as tours that you might want to recommend to guests or museums and cultural activities they should check out.)
- Checking in your wedding outfits.
This is one of the top rules for any destination wedding no matter the location: always bring your wedding outfits with you on the airplane. You’ll ensure that it won’t be forgotten and that everything will be in good condition.
- Not working with a travel advisor.
Because we have long-standing relationships with the resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean, we are able to get perks, amenities and deals at all-inclusive resorts that you otherwise couldn’t access on your own. In addition, travel advisors like us know which resorts have the most experience with South Asian weddings. So, when you work with us, you’ll have a guide that can ensure you have the wedding that fits your vision and budget best.
We’re here to help you avoid these and other mistakes brides make when considering a destination wedding. Contact us today for a free consultation and we’ll be happy to answer your questions so you can have the wedding you deserve!