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No matter where you and your partner are wed, your wedding will have the same meaning and give you the same new start to a beautiful beginning together.

However, a destination wedding can add that little “extra touch” to the wedding of your dreams and help you create an event your guests will remember for years to come. Destination weddings help people feel more involved in the union because they are often with the happy couple for more than the 7 or 8 hours a more traditional wedding allows.

When planning a destination wedding, discuss the different places you would like to be married with your partner. One of the advantages having a destination wedding is being able to have your ceremony and honeymoon in the same location. All you need to do is provide the happy couple!

To have more control over your Destination Wedding day, use these seven tips for planning one of the biggest days in your life.

  1.  As with every wedding, prepare a wedding journal or organizer. This will keep you organized and remind you of when certain tasks need to be accomplished. Remember that having a destination wedding means you will be planning your event long distance, so it will be important to have a list of things that need to be done before you arrive.
  2. When inviting guests to your destination wedding, send out announcements early, letting them know which hotel to call to reserve rooms, as well as dates and times for plane tickets so that they may be purchased in advance. You may also think about having a separate reception when you return home, for those who cannot attend your wedding. If this is within your plans, you can send separate announcements letting people know they will have a chance to congratulate you at a later date.
  3. For destination weddings, it is important to check on regulations and laws. If you are being married outside of the United States, be sure to have passports, blood tests, a U.S. marriage license, if needed, and any other paperwork that will need to be completed. Stay ahead of the game so that when you arrive at your wedding destination everything is in order.
  4. Also consider how you will get your attire to your destination wedding. Rather than trying to check everything in at the airport on the day you fly out, ship everything separately two weeks in advance. Call the destination hotel or venue and confirm that everything arrived in perfect condition. This will also give you two weeks extra time in the event that something is damaged in travel.
  5. You will also need to hire a photographer, officiant, entertainment, florist and bakery to complete your wedding.
  6. If you want to take the stress out of researching all the vendors you will need for your big day, hire a wedding planner. The wedding planner is a professional who already knows which vendors to depend on to deliver the wedding of your dreams.

If you are considering a beach destination, consider the West Coast of Florida – Naples, Marco Island, Bonita Springs, Estero, Sanibel & Captiva have beautiful beaches and are also the perfect place for that special, romantic honeymoon.

 A Beautiful Florida Wedding will help you plan your destination wedding with the peace of mind and assurance that… Everything will be more beautiful than you imagined it could be!

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