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Destination I DO

Destination weddings continue to grow in popularity.  And with such an array of options on offer, we can see why!

Australia has some of the most stunning scenery in the entire world, right here in our very own backyard. Many couples choose to have a wedding weekend away so that they get to spend precious time with their loved ones before and after the wedding, and when you think about it, there are probably a myriad of options within an hour or two radius of your home. Or, why not take advantage of the affordable airfares on offer and book a wedding in the beautiful Whitsundays!

A destination wedding still needs to be planned, in the everyday practical sense, same as any wedding. Here are three points you simply must consider:

1. Start planning early.  While six to eight weeks ahead is fine for sending invites to a traditional wedding, you’ll need to give four months’ notice—minimum—to guests invited to a wedding away.

2. Stick to your budget. The location in a destination wedding is your one big must have.  There are obviously costs involved with travelling so you must be mindful of those little extras that may not be necessary.

3. Be communicative. Send out save-the-date cards as soon as you know when and where you’ll be wed. It’s always a good idea to set up a wedding website to keep guests apprised of details. Let them know if you’ve set aside blocks of hotel rooms and how to book them, what to pack, what the itinerary of the event will be and so on.

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