The biggest trend to hit weddings in the past decade is the destination wedding. Whether on a Caribbean beach or in the Italian countryside, more and more couples throw their weddings far from home. The idea is an exciting one, but planning long distance can be complicated . . . .
In The Knot Guide to Destination Weddings, Carley Roney and JoAnn Gregoli break down the unique process of planning from afar--from deciding on your destination to whether or not you should fly in your officiant--and all the legal and practical considerations in between. Armed with a variety of experts on the subject, tips, and lessons from couples who have been through the experience, this book is jam-packed with checklists and practical, insightful advice from wedding people in-the-know.
With so many intricacies to take care of, couples -wedding away- need a clear game plan. The Knot Guide to Destination Weddings ensures no detail, big or small, will fall through the cracks. The authors tackle:
-picking out and booking the perfect location
-listings of the top wedding spots worldwide
-establishing the wedding budgets
-hiring planners and/or vendors from a distance
-the etiquette of destination weddings
-countless ways to make your wedding unique
-legal marriage requirements for foreign locales
-planning a full weekend of events, including the reception, rehearsal dinner, and guest activities
-using the Internet to coordinate the event.