Whilst stranded at Luton airport last week because of the snow, I met several couples who were due to fly out to weekend weddings. It reminded me of a few tips for weddings abroad, namely make sure all key guests get out to the location on time.
- consider how many guests you will invite
- how accessible is travel to the location, and any cost implications
- send invitations early and ask for rsvp’s
- book extra insurance for luggage etc
- if possible visit the location prior to the day and check out transfers arrangements
- consider employing a destination wedding planner for advise
Somehow the snow seems very romantic, and just as we like it – can be lots of fun. Winter weddings offer opportunities to add many personal touches like sleigh rides under snuggly warm blankets, with warm mulled wine and plenty of mistletoe.
Destination weddings are great, one of the best I’ve attended was in Toledo. The wedding started at 7pm and went on until 6am in the morning. The spanish certainly know how to party, and it was definately a wedding to remember.
Please get in touch if you would like more help planning your perfect, dream wedding abroad, we have some lovely venue ideas.
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Why not add a bit of interest, by putting a lottery ticket in an envelope with the guests name on as a table name setting and also as a favour.
It could be the best £1 you ever spend on guests, especially if they win!.
It is fun, easy, and reasonably priced. Your DJ could always call the numbers out at the evening reception. I suggest you also name the lottery tickets in case someone misplaces a winning ticket.
Have fun finishing your christmas shopping, and if your getting married over Christmas, we wish you all the best!
Struggling to find an unusual, but useful gift for your fiancé, best friend or daughter?
Wedding planner gift vouchers are a great idea. ( I might be a little biased)
Most planners will sell you time by the hour. Which can be redeemed by the bride when she feels she could do with an extra pair of hands, or just someone to chat over ideas with. It is probably best to start by choosing a local wedding planner who has a good website and testimonials. Give them a call/ email and see how promptly they respond, or how helpful they seem when you speak to them. Take a look at their prices, many start from as little as £30 for an hours consultation.
Don’t worry that they will try to take over the wedding, that is not what we do. We love weddings and making couples feel, happy and ready for their big day. Most of our gift vouchers are used for checklist meetings, to give a bride peace of mind. Its worth a try and if the bride does not want to use the vouchers WE OFFER A FULL NO QUIBBLE MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Also great as engagement presents!