Are you planning to head overseas or interstate for your big day? Maybe to Hawaii, Fiji, Bali or Las Vegas? Take out travel insurance to cover the trip to and from your wedding.
With the average Australian wedding costing around $50,000, couples are increasingly taking out insurance to help give them peace of mind on the big day.
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OK, you want somewhere exotic. But if you’re based in Australia and announce that you’re getting married in Cuba, you can be pretty well assured that the wedding party will be made up of your immediate family only. And even they will be grumbling about the expense. Destination weddings are indulgent by their very nature, but you don’t want to completely price people out of being able to attend.
The really great thing about a destination wedding is that you get a long, multi-day celebration with everyone you love. Friends bond. Worlds collide. And the best way to enjoy that is to ensure you pick a venue big enough for everyone to stay. If you have guests scattered among different hotels you’ll spend as much time ringing around trying to find everyone as you do actually
Yes, weddings are technically supposed to be all about you, but if you have a destination wedding you have to understand that people are spending a lot of money to be there, and their happiness deserves to be considered as well. That means planning things with your guests in mind. Are they involved in the activities? Do they have something to do each day? Are they aware of where to be and what they should be doing? These are things you’ll need to think about.
Staging a successful destination wedding is going to require you to put a huge amount of trust in someone else. You can’t organise this whole thing from home on your own – it’s just not possible. The trick is to find a local wedding planner you think you can trust to coordinate the whole event, to deal with local organisers and venues, and to iron out the little kinks that will inevitably come up. Those things are very difficult to sort out from another country.
It’s probably tempting to be different and to host your wedding in, say, the Soloman Islands, or some unknown place in Indonesia. The trouble is, however, that the infrastructure for an event like that just isn’t there. There are no wedding planners, no photographers, no florists – not even any venues used to putting on large events. If you really want to go with an option like this it could be great fun flying by the seat of your pants. But if you want to ensure nothing goes wrong, opt for a popular destination like Fiji or Bali or even Vietnam.
Don’t simply assume that because you’re booking your wedding on a tropical island that the weather will be amazing. It might be
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The great thing about a destination wedding is that you’re forced to leave much of the organisation to someone else. Your choice, therefore, is to constantly worry about what that someone else is doing, or to just relax and go with the flow. We would recommend the latter.
You’re getting married in some far-off land. You’re asking friends and family to take time off work and travel at their own expense to join you in that far-off land. Don’t be offended if some people aren’t able to do that – even if they’re people you consider close friends. Destination weddings are a big demand on everyone involved, and it shouldn’t be taken as a personal sleight if some people can’t commit to it.
The golden rule of destination weddings. Because you’re not the only couple with this idea. In fact pretty much everyone else is thinking the exact same thing, which is why if you want the best venue in the best destination, you have to book… Now!
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