There's nothing quite like destination weddings. Whether you choose a special spot on a beach in paradise or travel to Paris to marry in the most romantic way possible, a destination wedding is often like a dream come true. But in order to have your friends and family come together to travel somewhere special, there are all kinds arrangements that need to be made and details that shouldn't be overlooked. Here are some tips to help you when planning dream Destination Weddings. 1. Pick The Right Location \u2013 When planning Destination Weddings, you\u2019ll want to think about the natural surroundings, climate and culture of the place you choose. The point of a destination wedding isn\u2019t just to get away, it\u2019s to get away to a place that truly represents you as couple. 2. Do your Research \u2013 Once you have settled on your ideal location, be sure to research local vendors. The Internet makes this easier than ever before but if you can, a planning\/scouting trip can make things even easier. You\u2019ll find knowing the destination up close and personal can make all the difference and will reduce the unnecessary stress that comes with traveling to a place you have never been before. If you can\u2019t make the trip before hand, try having video chats with your vendors to get a sense of who they are. After all, you\u2019re putting a lot in their hands, you want to make sure they are capable. 3. Be Prepared To Have A Small Turnout \u2013 While destination weddings can be comparable in price to a local wedding for the bride and groom, it won\u2019t be so for your guests. Flights, accommodations, vacation time and other expenses add up quickly and not everyone will be prepared to shell out the cash and time for your special day. Tell your guests as early as possible by sending out save the date cards 10 months to 1 year before so they can make arrangements and try their best to attend. For some, no amount of time will be enough notice and you may have to accept their absence. 4. Timing is Every Thing \u2013 While the off-season can bring with it cheaper fares and great hotel deals, it may also bring a ton of rain or even hurricanes in some areas. Be sure to find out when is the best time to travel to your chosen location and book it long enough in advance to avoid inflated prices. 5. Make It Legal \u2013 Make sure to find out what the legal requirements are of tying the knot in another country. Some places will require you to reside in the country for at least a few days before exchanging nuptials. 6. Get Organized & Get Help \u2013 Organizational skills are important for any wedding but when it comes to destination weddings, they become twice as vital. From flights and hotels, to working with vendors long distance, it can become overwhelming very quickly. Hiring a wedding planner that resides in your destination is highly recommended but with or without a planner, be sure to keep a wedding planning binder with all your details, contacts, and schedules in one place. Many resorts also have an on site wedding coordinator so be sure to take advantage and find out if one is available. 7. Dress Appropriately \u2013 Don\u2019t forget to keep the climate in mind when choosing your dress and the attire of your wedding party. A thick silk gown with a long train may be the dress of your dreams but if destination weddings are in the tropics you might want something more light and flowing to keep cool. The same goes you\u2019re your bridesmaids and groomsmen. Let\u2019s face it, a tuxedo in the heat is just cruel. Try something more natural and comfortable like a simple white shirt under a more casual vest. 8. Don't Forget The Details \u2013 Like any wedding, it\u2019s the little things that come together to create the wow factor. With a destination wedding there are many ways to incorporate the style of the area into your event. Do some research and find ways to add culture to your floral arrangements, colors, menu and more. Or, if you\u2019re a couple that loves travelling in general, you can choose details to celebrate that passion with your guests. 9. Make It About More Than Just The Wedding \u2013 With destination weddings, there are all kinds of opportunities to enjoy local culture and entertainment during your travels. The trip should be about more than the wedding day itself. On the off days you can incorporate activities to help your guests enjoy the true experience of the area and make memories to last a lifetime. 10. Start Planning Early \u2013 It\u2019s never too early to start planning Destination Weddings. If you\u2019re recently engaged, or even think you might be soon and have talked about a destination wedding, the time to get started is NOW. Looking for the right stationery to announce your dream wedding? Seed Paper Wedding Stationery is a beautiful way to celebrate your wedding in an eco-friendly way. Here are a few of favorites for Destination Weddings. Boarding Pass Wedding Collection This clever invitation displays all of your wedding details in a design inspired by old boarding passes. The travel theme is perfect for all kinds of destinations and it comes in a wide variety of colors. Plantable Passport Wedding Invitation This seed paper wedding invitation asks your guest to come fly with you. With a travel themed passport design, you can use this style for all type of destinations. Sand Dollar Plantable Wedding Invitation Available in 3 tropical color options, this design is a beautiful touch for wedding on a beach in paradise. Plantable Starfish Save The Date Card This beautiful Starfish save the date design is perfect to build excitement for your tropical location wedding. Like what you see on our blog? Join our mailing list to receive emails with freebies, projects, coupons, green living tips and decor ideas and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.