Whether you’ve chosen to get married abroad or just in a different state, you’ll have a lot more planning to do than if you had chosen to get married locally. However, it is possible to organize a long distance wedding with relative ease if you plan ahead of time, and take help where you can get it. Keep reading for some tips on how to organize the perfect long distance wedding.
1. Make Use of the Internet
The internet is your best friend when planning a long distance wedding. Browsing the internet can help you decide upon the perfect location, help you find the best prices on florists and venues, and can also help you to sort out the legalities. Let’s say you have decided to get married at the gorgeous Chateau Polonez, a high end wedding venue in Houston. You can download their Houston wedding brochure here, find out more about what to expect, and then contact the owners for more information if required.
2. Hire a Wedding Planner
A wedding planner can be worth their weight in gold! They have local knowledge of the area where you are planning to get married, know where to find the best florists and caterers, can help organize the ceremony and reception, can help organize the accommodations, and can literally take all the stressful weight off you leaving you with nothing more to organize than your dress and who your bridesmaids will be. When planning a long distance wedding, hiring a wedding planner can be the best decision you ever make.
3. Who Are You Inviting?
When planning a long distance wedding, it’s likely that your guest list will be smaller than if you were to get married locally. It’s a good idea to send invites out as early as possible to find out who can, and who cannot, attend. This way, you will be able to make transport and accommodation arrangements based on realistic numbers. Group packages are often available when getting married abroad, so this is something that is definitely worth looking into.
4. Make Sure Its Legal
If you opted not to hire a wedding planner, one of the most important things you’ll need to do is make sure your wedding is legal. A lot of couples opt to get married in a registry office close to home and then have the ceremony abroad. However, if you want to get officially married on the day you’ll need to do some research into how to legally get married in the country you are visiting. This will vary depending on where you are from and where you are getting married, so speak to a wedding abroad company for further advice.
Planning a long distance wedding can be a stressful experience, but if your location is somewhere truly special to the two of you, it is sure to be a beautiful experience. Keep the above tips in mind and you should lower the stress that is upon you.