If you and your sweetheart are dreaming of exchanging vows in a far-off city or even a foreign country, it’s important for you to cross every “t” and dot every “i” in order to plan an experience that you’ll look back on fondly for years to come. One way to guarantee a successful event and trip is to work with a travel agent who can provide you with resources and advice on locations, accommodations, and ways to save money. For tips to get you started, take a look at this guide to planning a destination wedding:
Check Out Seasonal Weather Patterns
One of the most important factors to consider when planning a destination wedding is weather. If you plan on getting married in the Caribbean, be sure to speak to your travel agent about hurricane season and how to plan around it. Other seasonal occurrences to consider are excessive rain in tropical locales like Hawaii and heat and humidity in major cities during the summer months.
Visit Your Destination Ahead of the Ceremony
If possible, try and check out your destination several months or weeks ahead of your big day. This will allow you to make better-informed decisions about your venue, caterer, and hotel accommodations. It could also provide valuable insight into practical matters such as transportation, day-to-day costs, and routes to important locations.
Familiarize Yourself with Local Laws and Requirements
Before planning to tie the knot overseas, be sure to research the local laws on marriage. Some countries require you and your partner to arrive well in advance in order to acquire a permit to marry. Be advised that many countries will require blood tests as well as proof of identification in the form of a passport or even a birth certificate.
Another important tip for marrying out of state or abroad is to give your relatives and friends plenty of notice. You can advise them to work with a Brentwood Travel agent so they can get a great deal on their travel expenses. Call us at (314) 439-5700 or visit us online to find out how we can help you plan your destination wedding.
Brentwood Travel Vacation Experts
In the 60 years since Brentwood Travel was founded in 1957, we've grown into the largest, full-service travel agency in the Greater St. Louis area. No matter what your travel needs may be, our consultants will be able to assist you.