Do you have any advice for other brides planning a destination wedding?
"Weddings in general can be stressful to plan, no matter if it is close to home or halfway around the world. We thought a destination wedding would be stress-free, but I don't think that there is such a thing. We wouldn't change our decision for the world, though!
"We recommend designing the invitations to include as much information as possible. The invitations should both excite and prepare your guests for a destination wedding abroad. The more information you can include, the better. If guests understand that it is more than just a wedding and will be a travel experience, the more comfortable and excited they will be with the journey. We also set up a wedding website, which contained additional information for guests (trip planning information, accommodation, etc.).
"We also planned a series of events before the wedding, which not only gave us the opportunity to show off some of our favorite sites but also gave our guests the chance to get to know each other before the big day. By the time the wedding day arrived, all of our guests were comfortable with one another, having experienced so much together."
Source: Melissa McClure Photography