Destination weddings are all hot, hot, hot, but amore abroad isn't all dewy destination wedding dresses and balmy blue waters.
There are a few practical considerations to take into account. Here's our top three.
Season: Found a great deal on your dream hotel with an all-inclusive package in Barbados at an amazing reduced price? Awesome! Just make sure it's not hurricane season first.
License: Before you go booking plane tickets and dreaming of tropical bridesmaids' gifts, find out the laws on how long it takes to get a marriage license in your chosen country. The sultry French Islands require a few weeks' residency, whereas Anguilla only requires you to be there a day.
The Wedding Planner: At home these White Divas are optional, but for a destination wedding they are an essential. In the case of a destination wedding, the wedding planner is the person who is basically planning your wedding for you, from the reception to the ceremony centerpieces, so don't be shy about checking references, asking tons of questions, and making sure your personalities click.
That said, Bon Voyage Brides and Bridesmaids!
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