Planning Your Destination Wedding

December 12, 2009
Photography By: Forever by Kylene

Imagine powdery, white sand at your feet, emerald green water glistening in the sunlight, and all of your closest friends and family gathering for a fun filled get-a-way for your wedding celebration. Destination weddings are becoming more popular every year and Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is the ideal retreat for your special event.

We at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, however, understand that destination weddings can sometimes cause an added stress. We have few tips to help prepare for your tropical escape to a stress free, fun-filled wedding get-a-way.

  • Save-the-Date Cards are a Must!

Save-the-date cards are usually sent out for long engagements, however, even if your destination wedding is around the corner, sending save-the-date cards will ensure your guests are provided with all of the information needed to arrange for their stay. This also curbs tension caused by friends and family trying to find out last minute details. With save-the-dates, you can include every detail they need to know.

  • Secure a Local Wedding Coordinator.

Many brides are trying to save money these days due to our economy, unfortunately when planning a destination wedding, the coordinator may get cut out of the budget. Wedding coordinators are highly recommended as they are familiar with the local venues you have chosen, they also work closely with all of the wedding vendors involved so that you can actually relax on your wedding retreat.

  • Plan Some Alone Time Before Guests Arrive.

The great thing about destination weddings is that you have a week or weekend chopped full of fun activities with your friends and family. As much as you are looking forward to seeing them, take some time for yourself. As the bride, you will probably fill an obligation to be the best and most available hostess to your guests. To avoid being exhausted on your wedding day from all of the fun activities, plan to leave a few days before everyone else. Book a spa treatment and just relax. This weekend is all about you!

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