When it comes to planning your beautiful and meaningful wedding, you may find it easier to elope in a tropical paradise. Many people have island weddings in order to save on costs and enjoy a very gorgeous setting. When you are sitting down and figuring out your budget for the big event, everything adds up fairly quickly. In the middle of doing this, you may find that you would rather have a very small wedding outside of your hometown. You can always throw a big party when you get back from your honeymoon!
If you are planning an island wedding, there are lots of things you should know. Of course, you will want to go online and do as much research as you possibly can. Any information you can find should be copied to your wedding folder for future reference. You may find that some resorts offer wedding packages for your bridal party and guests. You may receive discounted rates if you are bringing a significant number of people to the event. You never know until you ask! Also, if you are a member of AAA or USAA, you may be eligible for special rates on top of the packages the resort is offering you. This is perfect time to pool all of your resources in order to find the best deals in the most exclusive locations. This will ensure your island wedding is one to go down in the record books for people to rave about for many years to come.
He has asked the question and you have said yes. Later, you will say “I do”. The day of your wedding is likely to be, if not the most, one of the most beautiful days of your life. It is now up to you to decide exactly how the day will be.
You will first need to decide on the perfect location for your wedding. Many brides-to-be are deciding to exchange vows in an island wedding. One of the more popular locations for them is Key West, Florida. You, too, can have your dream island wedding, and with a few simple tips, make it a wedding for all brides to envy.
Now that you have decided the Keys will be the ideal romantic location for your ceremony, it is a good idea to plan your wedding a year in advance if you wish to have friends or family attend. This will give them ample time to free their schedule and to budget for the trip. If you are feeling a little intimidated by all that needs to be accomplished, you should seriously consider hiring an events planner or wedding coordinator to do all of your local legwork.
Now you are ready for all of the details. This is where your planner or coordinator will be of the most importance. They have not only the business relationships with the type of services you will need for your special day, they can also be on location to ensure that everything runs smoothly during the planning process. From the venue, to the accommodations, to the caterers, your mind will rest at ease knowing your right hand will be on location to alleviate all concerns.