Bridal expert, Jessica Mulroney, visited the Sunwing CONCEPT Store to launch Wedding Vacations’ #WeddingWednesday evenings that will take place in store every Wednesday in October between 6-9pm.
The first #weddingwednesday was extra special as it featured a panel, hosted by Jessica Mulroney, of wedding experts who gave their lowdown on everything from bridal gowns to the latest in tropical wedding décor.
Read on for their top ten tips and tricks for planning a destination wedding. For personalized advice, make sure to book a complimentary consultation this #WeddingWednesday at www.weddingvacations.com.
- Remember that you don’t have to compromise style for practicality with a destination wedding – you can still have the dress of your dreams! Illusion backs and plunging necklines paired with light fabrics and flowy skirts are perfect for the tropical heat of a destination wedding.
- Make sure you’ve chosen your venue before you choose your dress. It’s important that your dress complements the venue while still incorporating your personal style and wedding dress vision.
- Consider price when choosing your destination wedding resort. Send out some feelers to family and friends to get an idea of what resort will be in your group’s price range.
- Be as flexible as possible with your destination wedding dates. The more flexible you are the better! Rates tend to be more affordable in the off season, so if you can be accommodating with dates your budget will thank you.
- Try to incorporate as much greenery and local florals as possible into your décor, as importing flowers into destination can become very costly.
- Don’t get too attached to trends or fads when it comes to your wedding photos – you want to make sure they stand the test of time so keep things classic and elegant.
- Make sure to budget time into your wedding day schedule for your wedding photos. If you envision a sunset ceremony, you should take your photos around 3pm so you don’t lose the light and get all the shots you want of your big day.
- Ask your potential photographer if they have ever shot a destination wedding. You want to make sure your photographer is experienced and make sure you ask to see their whole portfolio – not just a couple lucky shots!
- Your wedding day beauty look should reflect your personal style as opposed to focusing on following a trend. You want to look like a glammed-up version of yourself on your big day, not a completely different person!
- Do a wedding day makeup trial in advance to make sure you and your makeup artist are on the same page. After the trial take lots of photos from different angles to use as reference on your big day.