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Ways to Organize a Destination Wedding

Before you get married in Los Cabos, Mexico, you have to organize the event. Bear in mind that organizing a destination wedding ceremony doesn’t mean it has to be more difficult or expensive than a domestic one. If you don’t know where to start, here are some tricks and tips to help you smoothly plan a great destination wedding.

Create a budget

Setting a budget needs to be one of your first steps when planning a wedding, and this applies to destination weddings as well. At first, you can have a rough estimate, but once you have a few quotes, pick a fixed sum and strictly follow it.
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It’s vitally important to use a wedding coordinator or planner if you’re having your ceremony in another country, especially if you don’t speak the foreign language, and don’t know the location really well. A good planner will save you headaches, time, and even money.

Think about your guest list

For many locations, it’s important to have a particular number of guests before booking the venue. If you have less than enough guests, you might end up paying for rooms or meals for guests who don’t show up. Alternatively, if you’re getting married at a country bed and breakfast, have fewer guests so everybody can get accommodation.

Choose your vendors wisely

Be choosy. Check and compare vendor ads and directories on wedding websites. Then see how they communicate with you once you’ve gotten in touch. Consider a possible difference of time, but if you’re not willing to wait more than two days, make that clear. It’s critical for your entire planning process to be totally okay with your vendors; if you don’t like them, dump them.

Handle the paperwork

In another country, the legal formalities of a wedding can be complex. Moreover, there could be even be more red tape involved if your marriage needs to be recognized in your home country. To have a legal ceremony in another country, deal with the paperwork beforehand. Your wedding coordinator should help you.

Plan beforehand

Your guests need to arrange their travels beforehand. Spend some time figuring out how many people are actually coming. You should also choose vendors and set aside time for dealing with unexpected changes. Planning in advance will make things much easier.

Think about the weather

If your wedding is in Los Cabos, Mexico, you don’t have to worry about bad weather–unless it’s in the months of Aug, Sep, or Oct, when the hurricane season starts. Also avoid holidays, where both airfare and hotel expenses tend to be more expensive.

Once you’ve picked a great location, sit back and relax. You’re getting married to your sweetheart and that is what truly counts.