How to Make Your Destination Wedding Planning a Breeze

There are many overwhelming questions that will engulf your mind when beginning to plan your destination wedding. But there’s no need to become a bundle of stress – the Weddings by Funjet team has got you covered with tips that will turn you into a destination wedding expert.

1. Think outside of the box with your wedding stationary.

Wedding invitation etiquette has gone out the window, which gives you full-on permission to have fun with your wedding stationary. Many of our couples send out Save-the-Dates well in advance with all of the information their guests will possibly need to know (and often a link to their personal wedding website), and then opt out of the formal follow up invitations.

Passport Invitation

Photo Credit | Be Photography | Riu Ocho Rios

2. Keep all of your information (for your guests) in one easy-to-access location. 

You likely don’t want to answer every question from every guest about the logistics of your destination wedding. To help guests, create a personal wedding website through a third-party site (like The Knot or Wedding Wire), or through your Weddings by Funjet concierge. A site will make it possible for your guests to understand how to book, what’s happening and when, and coordinate any other details or activities. No leg work for you, more fun for your guests.

Event Page

Photo Credits | A.Lein Photography | Velas Vallarta

3. Over-communicate on the front end. 

It’s important to keep in mind you may have family and friends that are not used to traveling internationally, even if you are, and who may be anxious about what to expect. Be sure to spell out the options to book their travel, what they can expect in the destination, and a timeline for booking travel or RSVPing. It will save you additional stress and time if you lay it out in the most comprehensible way from the get-go!

Generations RVM Chapel

Photo Credits | Ocean Photo Studio | Generations Riviera Maya

4. Utilize your in-destination wedding resources.

Planning a wedding in a foreign country can be confusing. But your Weddings by Funjet concierge has loads of contacts throughout Mexico and the Caribbean for the best musicians, entertainment, wedding designers, photographers, videographers… you name it. Your personal concierge can even make suggestions on where to order your in-destination wedding favors, or help you understand which flowers are the most affordable for the season you plan to be married. Use the resources and connections at your disposal and don’t be afraid of thinking big.

Katie & Carolina

Designer Carolina Miranda & Concierge Katie Brierton | Generations Riviera Maya

5. Don’t forget – the small things will feel like the big things on your special day.

Is there a song, a special dessert, or a memory that gives you butterflies and makes you fall in love all over again? How can you incorporate a surprise in the middle of your wedding day to help subside both of your nerves, step back, and take a moment to reflect and appreciate each other in the midst of the craziness? Whether it is a love note, a surprise groom’s cake with his favorite sports team, or some favorite lingerie, the small things will go a long way as you embark on the next chapter of your lives.
Richter Wedding

Photo Credits | Beach Wedding Studio | Finest Playa Mujeres

6. Do what makes you happy.

Learning to manage all of your family and friends opinions about your wedding is going to be one of the most challenging parts in planning. Go over what is important to you and your fiancé early on so you can stand firm as a united front. It will be your first true test as a couple to put yourselves first!

Bow Tie Bar

Photo Credits | Be Photography | Riu Ocho Rios

 7. Go the extra mile to feel prepared in packing for your destination wedding.

Carry on your dress, veil, his tux, wedding rings, and heirloom pieces, and be sure to tell your wedding party to carry on their wedding outfits as well. At the airport, let the agent at the gate know that you are traveling with your wedding attire so they can give you proper assistance during the flight.

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Photo Credits | Cecilia Dumas Photography | Finest Playa Mujeres

8. Trust in those around you.

If you are not someone who typically lets other people take care of things for you, now is the time to learn how to delegate duties! Trust me, you will need the help, and it will make the wedding experience that much more memorable for all of your family and friends that had the opportunity to take a special part in bringing your wedding vision to life!

Here Comes The Best Catch of Your Life

Photo Credits | Paparazzi Photo Studio | Rancho Banderas

Brittany is a Weddings by Funjet concierge, who’s currently planning her own wedding! She likes to think of herself as a “bride-chilla,” an expert in managing wedding planning stress.Email her and ask her how she does it or visit WeddingsbyFunjet.com.

This post was written by Weddings by Funjet

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