Considering a destination wedding? Here's some advice:
- Plan ahead. For the best rates on airfare and hotel reservations, choose your wedding destination six months ahead.
- Make sure you learn about the local marriage license laws to make sure your marriage is legal.
- A travel brochure can make almost any place look good. The Knot.com, an online wedding-planning resource that claims 2.1 million "unique visitors" per month, recommends traveling to the proposed nuptial site before booking.
- Think about the weather and season. You wouldn't want to plan a wedding on a Caribbean beach during hurricane season - or high tide.
- With the availability of resort wedding packages and group rates on airfare, a wedding at a fairy tale destination can cost less than a close-to-home extravaganza.
- There are cruise lines and wedding-friendly resorts that offer planning from wedding experts who take care of all the details.
- Think about your guests and what they'll want to do besides attending the ceremony and toasting the bride and groom. Check with a travel agent for group rates on excursions.
- Source: www.theknot.com