Six things to keep in mind when planning a destination wedding
Destination weddings are getting popular, but there are a few things that can spoil the idea before you actually plan for it, say experts. Here are some things to keep in mind while planning a destination wedding.
* Communication: If you are planning a wedding in Italy, France, Japan, Spain or Germany, then communication with native people can be a limitation. To break that, have a mediator/translator.
* Cuisine: If you are planning a wedding in India or abroad, choosing the right cuisine is a limitation that needs to be taken into consideration. For example, if the wedding is outside India and you would like to have traditional cuisine, then you have to take the vendor from India (depending on where you are going) and have to do all necessary arrangements.
* Designer: Choosing the right designer is important. There are a lot of designers who can customise the outfit according to various occasions. You have to choose the right one to give the best outfit in your budget.
* Make-up: Make-up is another factor for destination wedding. You have to be very selective while choosing your make-up artist, picking a look according to the weather conditions and deciding on the make-up that suits you well.
* Unfamiliarity with the wedding destination: If you have always adored the idea of having a wedding in a specific way, and you are not ready to negotiate on that dream at all, it is important to know everything about the destination, so there are no last-minute roadblocks.
* Cost factor: You should expect a lot of guests to back out due to the commuting cost. It is not just about the cost only, but the distance and time they have to invest in travelling. So, there are chances that they might back out at the last moment. Be prepared for it.
– Inputs from Aashmeen Munjaal, of Starstruck Wedding Designers, and Meha Bhargava, wedding stylist and founder of Styl.Inc.
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