We are more mobile than ever, so let's take advantage of it by choosing to get married in your dream location. If you love the ocean, but you live in a land locked part of the country, a destination wedding may the perfect choice for you. The destination could also serve as the location for your honeymoon and a vacation spot for your guests. When we think of destination weddings we may think of white sandy beaches, but you may choose to have your wedding at a national park, the mountains, or a historical site. You may decide to get married in the birthplace of your ancestors. Such a wedding could give you and your guests an opportunity to visit another country or another continent.
Destination weddings are a lot of fun, but there is some work involved and you need to plan in advance.
If you are getting married in the U.S., be sure to contact the marriage license department of the destination country. It would be smart to call a local wedding planner for a consultation. The help of a wedding planner at your destination could save you a lot of headaches. You have to make sure that you understand the legal documents and requirements to get married in your destination country.
If you are marrying outside of the U.S., be sure to contact the country's embassy for legal requirements. If you are not comfortable dealing with embassies, contact local hotels for information. Wedding professionals at your destination hotel should be able to provide you with valuable information. Many popular destination wedding locations offer on site wedding coordinators armed with a lot of great information.
Keep in mind that in very remote areas, you might not be able to find anyone to provide the wedding services you desire. If you're planning to invite guests, keep their needs and interests in mind, too.
A destination wedding could mean savings since your wedding ceremony and your honeymoon can be at the same destination.