Planning a Destination Wedding

Wedding planning can be a complicated task and it can be a bit more so when planning a wedding in another country. Here are some ideas to help your wedding planning wherever you plan to get married:


It is advisable to know the approximate number of guest expected to attend the event before settling for the venue. This will ensure that there is ample space for every guest and other individuals involved like waiters. It is a rule thumb to have twenty-five to thirty square feet per guest. This allows space for essential elements such as tables, dance floor etc. Bigger venues are used to accommodating events and they’ll be able to tell you if they can handle your wedding.

Blackout Dates

Investigate ahead of time whether the wedding date coincides with other major events around San Carlos. Events such trade fairs and holidays might interfere with the traffic or availability of vacation rentals for the guests. Here is a list of dates to avoid when planning a wedding.

Forces of Mother Nature

Weather is a fundamental factor when planning for a wedding date. Bad weather is a potential annoyance that can ruin a perfectly planned event. Guests are likely to avoid wedding events during extreme weather conditions such as hot summers or cold winters. Weather also influences the behaviors of certain bugs such as mosquitoes. In such scenarios, consider pest controls such as repellents to make the improve the comfort of the guests. It is also possible to capture specific moments such as sunsets. Sometimes the weather might be unpredictable and it is always good to have alternative plans for unexpected circumstances.

The Money Factor

Weddings can get expensive, and destination weddings even more so. To relieve some of the pressure, sit down with your partner and decide in advance what the most important elements of your big day are: is it essential to have 300 of your nearest and dearest there, or just 50 people? A 15 piece orchestra or a d.j.? A fancy chef and a sit down meal, or a buffet? Choose what really matters and budget for those things first. On the plus side, think of all the points you’ll get on your credit card rewards program! Such programs can help to accumulate thousands of rewards points that can be redeemed for other wedding related functions such as your honeymoon.

Advantage of Referrals

Referrals can be of great help in minimizing cost while at the same getting the best services. For instance, your photographer can refer you to a florist who can provide exceptional services at reasonable prices. Maybe the reception manager can provide referrals for the best band that will light up the event. And you might want to save all the headaches entirely by hiring a local wedding planner.

Meal Plan

Feeding the wedding crew can be an unforeseen expense that can skyrocket the budget. Before signing any contract with any vendor such as the band, it is important to make sure about their meal plans. Serving the vendors with the same meal planned for the guest can spoil the whole arrangement.

Prepare for Unforeseen Circumstances

It is a thumb rule that about ten to twenty percent of the invited guest might fail to attend. On the other hand, some of the vendors like the band or waiters might cancel their services in the last minutes. Therefore, it is key that you have contingency plans for all the aspects of your wedding.