Wedding bells ringing? Even though throwing a dart on a map and watching where it lands may seem like the best option, be wise and choose otherwise. This article compiles a step-by-step solution to help you go through the endless list of locales to zero down on one that looks after everything from your style to your budget.
- What’s not your cup of tea –
Step one in this process of choosing a wedding destination is to finalise the places you do not fancy as an option at all.
- Landscape choice –
It is vital to put your mind to the type of landscape you’d like to add as a backdrop to your wedding images. Do you fancy the oceans and rivers, tropical forests or mountains?
- Keep count –
Count the number of guests for the wedding to help allocate necessary accommodation in the potential venue. A long guest list makes managing difficult, and for this, you may require a more experienced larger hotel. But if you plan an intimate affair limited to friends and immediate family, the requirements will differ.
- Check your wallet –
Make a mental note of your expected total cost as this will help you narrow down your options to those destinations that will “ fit the bill”.
- Dear but not near? –
Always remember, accessibility is key. It not only helps make things more convenient for the guests but also ensures you don’t have to miss anyone on your big day.
- Let the hunt begin! –
Keeping in mind the guest list and the budget, filter to result in your idea of the perfect destination. There are plenty of travel and hotel accommodation booking apps and websites. Airbnb being the most popular allows you to use the “Suitable for events” filter to identify villas and homes that can house the number of guests you have in mind.
- To do’s at the destination –
Now research on the activities the chosen destination offers. Apart from the main event, the wedding, both the couple and guests require some form of entertainment, and for this, it is essential to find out if the place offers any other adventures and activities.
- Call, read and stalk–
Before closing in on any venue or destination, it is crucial to call up these place and have a word with the management and the staff to get first-hand information on matters of concern or doubt. You can also read up about these places on the internet and other sources. Stalking social media handles of various venues too plays a vital role in final decision making.
- Feel it in the gut –
There is not a single answer your gut feelings can’t give you. So trust your gut and let it take its course. Everything will eventually fall into place to create the perfect wedding.