At Urban Spirit, we work closely with wedding planners across the UK. However, in recent years, we are seeing more and more brides and grooms opt for Destination Weddings. With happy couples wanting to impress on their big day; it’s easy to see why!

What is a destination wedding?

While a term thrown around frequently, we thought we would take a deeper look into what a destination wedding actually is. According to many, it refers to a wedding celebrated away from the couple’s home. Popular destinations include the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii and Europe.

Thinking of planning a destination wedding?

If you are in the exciting planning stages and considering having your wedding abroad, there will be many questions flying around your head. While this will be the first time you have ever thought of travelling so far when planning an event; have faith that our team have vast experience in the space. To help you throughout the process, we have below listed our top tips!

Define a budget early on

Whilst many say that weddings are a ‘no expense spared’ affair, for many, it simply cannot be. To ensure you do not go overboard with the spending, we highly advise putting a budget in place before speaking to vendors.

Secure numbers a good year in advance

Now that you have a budget, you need to know what it will have to cover. With food and drink being two of the most expensive aspects, securing numbers early on is a must.

Appoint a panning partner

Planning a wedding alone can be a rather difficult, straining exercise. In our opinion, having a planning buddy helps a great deal. Joining forces with a good friend or family member is highly advisable. It may also be an idea to pick a destination with a language that at least one of the bridal party can speak.

Use Pinterest to collate all of your ideas

Though having ideas is great; collecting them into a well-thought-out wedding reality can be difficult. As a result, many use Pinterest. This allows you to collate themes and ideas on various different boards.

Do you research when it comes to local vendors

When you see a wedding deal that seems too good to be true; it usually is. This is why it is essential that you do your research when planning a wedding abroad. From using websites such as TripAdvisor, to getting in touch with past customers of the firm you are looking to invest in; doing your digging will certainly pay off.

Here at Urban Spirit, we have been offering our services at Destination Weddings for many years. To learn more about our bar hire, bar build and staffing options, contact us today.