Destination Weddings- What to do before you leave

Today is the start of a new series for The Wedding Party Studio. Tuesday’s will now be filled with tips and tricks to planning the perfect destination wedding. From start to end, we will help you plan your dream wedding just a couple thousand (or more!) miles away. Before planning your dream destination wedding there are a few safety guidelines you need to check off your list. Martha Stewart Weddings has a great list in the magazine.

Research Local Laws You don’t want to arrive in the Dominican Republic only to find out you must be a citizen to get married! Check the tourism or embassy websites

Prepare Your Paperwork Showing up unprepared will leave you stressed and flustered. Two things you don’t want to be on your wedding day.

Bag a Bargain There are so many deals on the web- find one for a big group and pass the discount onto your guests.

Buy Tickets with your Maiden Name Finally getting your new monogram is huge moment- don’t miss it because your stuck in Mexico with a mismatched boarding pass and passport.

Opt for Trip Insurance Don’t let the weather ruin your big day. A few extra dollars will save you when the biggest hurricane of the season schedules landfall on your wedding day.

Bring Backups One of your bridesmaids is sure to forget her earrings. Throw an extra pair in your bag- but don’t get mad at her! These things happen.

Plan for your Dress Shipping or checking your dress is asking for trouble- you never know what can go wrong. Bring your dress on board the plane and stow in the closet or buy a seat for her!

√ Breeze Through Customs Just like in America, other countries have strict import laws. Make sure your decor is allowed through the doors.

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