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If you’ve been reading our blog then you’ve noticed we’ve been writing a mini-series on destination and vacation weddings. Today we’re going to continue that trend and discuss a few more of our favorite tips that will make sure your destination wedding goes off without a hitch. If you’re sticking around town and need the best wedding catering Raleigh NC has to offer, take a look at our menus. At Catering By Design, we offer world class customer service, and even better prices. We even offer free tastings for brides and grooms. Call us today so we can tell you more.

Pick the Right Place

If you want to have a vacation get-away wedding then you have a few things to consider. First, should be your budget and time. These two factors will really determine where you can and cannot go. From here you need a pick a place that represents your personality. If you’re a foodie, then consider Italy. Did you get engaged by the Eiffel Tower? Then why not go back and get married in Paris? Do you love outdoor adventures? Then choose a place like the outback of Australia, New Zealand, or Costa Rica.

Consider the Season

After you pick your favorite place, now think about the weather and the best season to travel. Unfortunately, in some locations this can correlate with the busiest tourist season. This can mean more crowds, fewer options, and more headaches. If you plan your wedding during tourist season then make sure to do your research and book everything ahead. You’ll want to make sure to book everything extra early (10-12 months in advance) and move quickly. This way you’ll be sure to give your guests plenty of time to find the best prices on travel and accommodations. Choosing the off-season can save you, and your guests, a lot of money as restaurants, hotels and other venues might offer discounted rates.  The con of off-season is that some vendors close for the rest of the year when the tourists leave, and you could run into a weather problem. This all depends on your location of choice.

Local Marriage Laws

While you are doing your research for locations, make sure to check out all the local marriage laws. Sometimes this can be complicated in another country as a lot of countries have residency requirements in place. For instance, if you want to get married in England, you have to be in the country for seven whole days before you can have your ceremony, but that is nothing compared to France where the residency requirement is an overwhelming 40 days before you can marry. Marriage laws might make or break your location of choice.

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