Today we have Wedding Paper Divas style & trend expert, Amber Harrison on our blog sharing some helpful destination wedding planning tips. Amber is our resident authority on the latest wedding trends and etiquette guidelines. She combines tradition, personal style and the hottest trends to help each couple celebrate their unique love story on their big day.
Amber is in Mexico at the Engage! Luxury Wedding Summit talking destination weddings with industry experts including, Marcy Blum, David Beahm and Aimee Monihan. From what to research to guest lists and budget factors, these tips will help you plan the perfect destination wedding for you.
Aimee Monihan, the found of Tropical Occasions says that the first step in planning your destination wedding is research. Every country has different legal requirements for weddings and did you know that ome have a grace period that you have to be in the country for a couple days before you can actually legally get married? A few countries have different types of people who can legally marry you, and some do a lot of civil ceremonies. It’s very important that you find out what each countrie’s legalities are and then follow suit.
David Beahm, the founder of David Beahm Experiences says that the ideal size for a destination wedding is what you feel comfortable with, and really depends on how much time you want to spend with all your guests. Personally for him, he likes around 100 people.
Marcy Blum, the president of Marcy Blum Associates says that the interesting thing about destination weddings is that the clients often come to her thinking it’s going to be the budget option when actually it’s just the converse. She says that while food and beverage and other certain things may be a little less expensive in the destination wedding, by the time you add up all your other expenses it’s much more expensive than in a hotel ballroom close to home.
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