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
As society becomes more mobile and friends and family members are scattered all over the country, more couples are planning destination weddings to give them more time with friends and to make their wedding more like a vacation for their guests. The Knot Guide to Destination Weddings by Carley Roney is the perfect nuts-and-bolts guide to planning a destination wedding, from picking the locale and choosing destination-friendly wedding wear to working with local vendors. The destination wedding directory highlights some of the most popular wedding destinations, while timelines and checklists will help keep the details organized.
Brief features on real-life destination weddings help couples see how it all comes together, and the advice on how to pack will be absolutely invaluable to harried brides (rule number one: carry your wedding dress with you).