Destination Wedding: Timing is Everything

For those of you who are planning a destination wedding, you want to keep in
mind that timing is everything. If you want a winter or fall wedding, than
going on a cruise or to an Island is definitely not the best place. On the
other hand, if you’re wanting to go somewhere like Paris, Italy, or anywhere
else that sparks your romantic interests, than maybe fall or winter will be a
great time for a destination wedding. Here are just a few ideas for you to
keep in mind if you’re planning a destination wedding!

Married on the Beach by Carlos Mendoza Lima

**Cruise, Cruise, Cruise!** I’ve been on two cruises and I’m absolutely
hooked! I love everything about them – the food, the entertainment, being at
sea for 7 days, the people, the drinks, the atmosphere – everything about a
cruise is absolutely fantastic. To me, it’s the vacation of all vacations. If
you want to get married on a cruise ship, than here are a few ideas for you to
keep in mind:

* **Time of Year:** Depending on the time of year will depend on the traffic, or busyness, of the cruise ship. To be honest, if it’s a great time of year, such as spring time, than the cruise ships will be packed. Try not to schedule your wedding during spring break or summer break, as the ships will be chalk full of hyper school kids. Another thing to think about though, is if you’re going on a cruise, than you don’t want to go during the rainy season or cold season. You want to enjoy the cruise, and you want your guests to be glad they came! So, early spring or early summer are great times, as long as you don’t go during school holidays!****
* **Types of Cruises:** There are many different types of cruise ships, how big they are, where they go, and where you load. You’ll want to find a ship that’s large enough to host your guests and one that docks in a central location.****
**Destination: Different Country:** If you’re going to a different country, than you’ll definitely want to research the best time of year. Depending on the season of your preference, you’ll want to schedule (dress, pack, and prepare!) correctly. And, like cruises, you’ll want to look up locations, times, and seasons that are heavily trafficked with tourists. Another thing to keep in mind is hurricane seasons, snow seasons, tornado season, and any other catastrophic weather pattern that the city, state, or country may experience on a yearly basis. Plan accordingly and make sure to host appropriately. For example, if you want to get married during rainy or snow season, than make sure your wedding is indoors. It’s the little things that tend to make a big difference, so make sure to do your research! Destination weddings are so much fun! I mean, it’s a vacation of a life time, something you can do with the love of your life and all your closest friends and family! So, take into consideration the time, the season, and tourist times, and you’ll do just fine!

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