It has always been your dream to have a beach wedding. But over the years, you’ve seen a lot of brides walk down the sandy aisle. And you’re not that happy that the wedding of your dreams has become what others would call a cliché. That’s where they’re wrong. There’s nothing cliché about a beach wedding if you’re able to personalize it as your own. Having an exotic beach wedding is another great idea to ensure that yours is out of the ordinary. Here’s how to plan one.
Scout out for exotic beach locations
If you’re going to hold your wedding in a beach location that has been used many times before, you might as well drop the word “exotic” from your plans. What you should look for is a location that’s not been overly used yet. It should be secluded, peaceful, and beautiful. In short, it should be a paradise. The best options around the world include The Baths in Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands; Flamenco Beach in Culebra Island, Puerto Rico; Flic en Flac in Mauritius; Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Playa Tamarindo in Tamarindo Bay, Costa Rica; North Playa del Carmen in Playa del Carmen, Mexico; and Paradise Beach in Mykonos, Greece.
Make some VERY detailed lists
Like a regular wedding back at home, you should also make several checklists for your exotic beach wedding. These checklists shouldn’t be generic but should be as specific and detailed as possible to ensure that every base is covered. First, make a checklist for all the tasks that need to be done. These would include shopping for wedding supplies, booking vendors and suppliers, inviting guests and arranging for travel needs. Next, write down a list of all the things that you need to buy not only for the wedding but also for the entire trip. The budget is another list to make. And lastly, don’t forget to jot down the names of the guests that you’re inviting.
Arrange for your travel
It’s also essential to start early with the travel preparation. Unless you already live in an exotic location like the Caribbean islands, you’d need to travel quite far to have your dream exotic beach wedding event. This makes it necessary for you to prepare your traveling documents including your visa, passport, insurance and many more. You must also organize the travel arrangements of your guests especially those whom you will be shouldering the travel expenses. Booking hotels and buying airplane tickets early and in bulk can save you a lot of money so be sure to check that out as well.
Contact local vendors and suppliers
While you’re all set on hiring your favorite caterer or photographer for your wedding, you should consider hiring local talents that will save you a great deal of money. Instead of paying for the travel expenses for the wedding supplier, you can use this money for other more important things and just hire local services instead.
Planning an exotic beach wedding is just as difficult as planning for a regular one. So be sure to start early and get everything in writing to ensure success.