When you first say ‘yes’ to that all-important question, if feels like you have all the time in the world to get everything ready for your dream wedding. But you’ll be surprised just how quickly your big day will creep up on you and the last thing you want is to be stressing out, trying to get things organised at the last minute. Use our essential step-by-step guide below to ensure that you don’t forget anything that you need to do, or more importantly, when you need to do it.SEARCH DESTINATIONS
Our popular wedding venues and dates get booked up very quickly, so it’s important to lockdown your perfect time and place as early as possible. You’ll find you can book up to 18 months before, but in those rare cases where you can’t, you can register your interest with our wedding concierge team who are always happy to help.
Let your guests know the details of your big day with a beautiful set of invitations. It’s also time to organise all relevant documentation for your chosen destination, and select any specialists that you need to use for things like translations or legal services. Don’t forget to sort out travel insurance as well, to cover everything relevant to your wedding.
That special day is getting closer, and at three months, you should be chasing for your RSVPs and getting day passes for those who won’t be staying in the same hotel as the wedding. Make sure you double check all documentation with the wedding concierge team, and why not practise some styles and looks for your hair and make-up.
Create two packing lists for your wedding day and honeymoon, making sure that nothing is forgotten as you approach your time away. It’s also really important at this point to check your baggage restrictions and then weigh your wedding dress and groom’s suit, as well as both pairs of shoes, to make sure nothing pushes you over your weight limit.
Check that you have all the paperwork you need to take with you for your wedding abroad. Make sure you have original documents, as well as photocopies, and keep them in a safe place along with your passport and tickets. Get all your wedding essentials together now as well and don’t forget to collect the rings from the jewellers.
Once you’ve arrived, you'll hopefully have some time to find your feet and get to know the resort. The days you spend in-destination before your wedding will count as meeting the minimum residency requirements, and you’ll be able to finish off any last minute bits and bobs. Our wedding concierge team will also be in touch to discuss next steps.
Finally, your special day is here and your wedding coordinator will be on hand to make any finishing touches, and ensure the day runs smoothly. Most ceremonies last between 15-20 minutes and include your vows, the exchanging of rings and the registering of your marriage certificate. After that, it’s time for the photos and your happily ever after!