Planning a wedding abroad might seem like a good idea until you realize how much work it is going to be. Choosing to get married in a popular destination like Mykonos can save you some of the stress as these places are able to throw together weddings easily. Nevertheless, there are some things you need to think about.
Get the Dress There Safely
Is one of you going to be wearing a traditional wedding dress on your big day? You need to make sure that you are doing everything in your power to get the dress there safely. The best place to start with this is in the wedding shop itself. Some dress boutiques will offer to ship a dress for you for a small charge. They will pack the dress up and make sure that it gets to your wedding venue in time.
If they don’t ship dresses, they should at least be able to advise you on how best to travel with it. Wedding dresses can be very delicate and they will know how best to pack one up and get it ready to travel. They might even be able to give you a list of things you need to be able to bring it back to life. You then need to prepare for travelling with your wedding dress. Always take it as a carry-on item. If necessary, you might also want to buy it its own seat on the plane if the bag is going to be too bulky to put in the overhead compartments. Taking it as carry-on means that you can be certain that it will get to your destination with you instead of potentially getting lost in transit. With something as important as a wedding dress, it simply isn’t worth it.
Opt for Privacy
When planning a Mykonos wedding, it is always good to try to find somewhere a little more private for before and after a wedding. While many people think that they can make do with just a hotel room, it can feel like you don’t have enough room for everyone.
Mykonos Luxury Villas might be just the right choice for you. They will allow everyone to stay in the same place while also giving lots of space for anyone who wants to step away for a moment. You can even find several houses grouped together with a communal pool for some added privacy. Giving everyone their own space means there is less chance of an argument happening and more chance that the wedding will go off without a hitch. You can book your villa with companies such as BlueVillasCollection.
Consider a Party Back Home
One of the disadvantages of a destination wedding is often that everyone who you want to be there can’t go. From people who can’t fly out for that length of time to just not being able to put up that many people due to the costs, your wedding party is likely to only be immediate family and your closest friends.
You should, therefore, think about a wedding party when you get back home. Renting out space and having all the same trimmings as a wedding reception, just without the actual ceremony, can be a great way for you both to celebrate your new marriage in a much bigger way than you did before whilst involving everyone you love the most.
Remember to Make It Legal
Many people love the idea of getting married abroad but they often don’t think about the legal ramifications of doing so. Quite often, you need to make sure that you are married in your home country too to make it a legally binding marriage.
This is often a simple step of just going to a courthouse or the local magistrate’s office for a quick wedding ceremony. You might only want to take your parents or you might make it even simpler and only take the two witnesses needed. Combine this with a big party for when you get back home and you might end up with a total of three wedding celebrations! This might be the perfect option for anyone who loves to draw out any sort of celebration and make it go on for as long as possible.
Planning a wedding abroad is no easy feat. So much thought has to be put into making sure this day goes correctly. Take the time to plan everything properly so you can focus on your actual wedding day and affirming your commitment to your future spouse. There are so many details which might be forgotten if you are not careful. However, with the right help, you should be able to pull off the destination wedding of your dreams so that you will always be able to look back on it fondly.