Destination Wedding “Do’s” and “Don’ts”
From Perfect Weddings of St. Thomas
Do have a realistic budget plan
Do make a realistic guest list
Do cater your wedding to a smaller group of close family and friends
– plan at least one group event, be it a welcome dinner, sailing excursion, luncheon, beach excursion to show your appreciation.
Do prepare a list of the details of your wedding for the wedding planner
Do choose a dress that is appropriate for your type of wedding and most of all for the warm weather.
Do bring plenty of sunscreen and bug spray for mosquitoes or provide a gift basket containing those items to your guests.
Do write your own vows-it makes your wedding ceremony special!
Do include your fiancé in the planning stages J
Do travel with your wedding dress on the flight down
Do consider the fact that all of the beaches in the U.S. Virgin Islands are public and that if your wedding is on the beach, chances are there will be a lot of tourists there as well. Consider a non-beach venue and then taking pictures on the beach!
Do ask your coordinator to provide water for your guests before and after your wedding on the beach!
Do remember to include professional photography and/or professional videography to document your wedding if it is not included in your wedding package, it is a mistake not too!
Do consider acknowledging good service. Gratuities are NOT expected, but are much appreciated!
Don’t stress-leave that to your wedding coordinator
Don’t forget to download your marriage documents and file both documents 30 days prior to the wedding.
Don’t try to include too many elements into your wedding day.
Don’t forget to call your wedding coordinator upon arrival to the island.
Don’t forget to provide your guests with an itinerary.
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