7 Things You Need to Know about Planning a Destination Wedding


Planning a destination wedding can be a lot of fun, but it also comes with its own set of challenges. Here are seven things you need to know before you start planning your big day.

1. Create a wedding gift registry.

Having a wedding gift registry ensures you get the gifts you want. Opt to have them delivered to your home to eliminate the hassle for guests in bringing them to the venue. This also allows you to ask for big items such as a portable air conditioner, deep fryer set, or a water filter.

2. Start planning early.

Prioritize logistics, vendors, travel arrangements, and other details that can add up quickly.

3. Do your research.

Research the venue area thoroughly. Find out what services are available. Ask about weather patterns so that you can plan accordingly.

4. Choose a reputable vendor.

Choose vendors who have a good reputation and experience with events like yours.

5. Create an itinerary.

Creating an itinerary can help keep your guests on track regarding travel arrangements, activities, and other details during their visit.

6. Don’t forget the paperwork.

You will likely need to obtain specific documents or permits for the wedding, depending on your location and venue. Check regulations in advance so you don’t run into any surprises later on.

7. Be prepared for the unexpected.

No matter how much you plan, it’s always a good idea to prepare for the unexpected. Have a contingency plan in place and make sure you have enough funds available.

By following these tips, you can ensure that your destination wedding goes off without a hitch! With careful planning and a wedding gift registry, you can make your special day as perfect as you dreamed it would be.

SM Gift Registry website

Creating an SM Gift Registry account using either the website or the mobile app (Android/iOS) will only take a few seconds of your time. Enjoy free delivery and gift wrapping services, and also earn SMAC points. Plus, Registrants or celebrants are entitled to a 10% discount* when purchasing items from their wishlist. 

*10% discount on regular-priced items applies for Registrants only

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