When you decide to have a Cabo destination wedding, many extra responsibilities need to be considered. After all, you’ll be a foreign country hundreds of miles from home, so it’s important that you plan ahead to make sure all your guests are comfortable and everything runs smoothly. The following are some helpful tips that will help make yours and your guests’ trip perfect, safe and fun!
Make a Dry Run
Since you and your guests will be in unfamiliar territory, you’ll need to know you’ll get to the wedding and reception (if not in the same place) on time. Getting lost and being late can really put a damper on the festivities. To avoid this catastrophe, arrange for transportation to and from the airport for your guests, and hire a bus to get you from one place to another on the big day. If possible, ask the bus company if you can make a dry run of the route between the events so you know you’ll make it where you need to be on time.
Say Thank You
Local vendors can make or break your entire day. It’s a nice gesture to send hand-written thank you cards and even little gifts when you book their services to show how much you appreciate their help. You’re a long way from home and finding someone to replace an unhappy vendor will be difficult, so get them on your side right away by showing your appreciation.
What to do with all Those Gifts
Since this is a destination wedding and you’ll be out of the country, you might want to ask guests to refrain from giving gifts until after you return home. However, if guests do bring gifts, you should have a plan in place to get them home. You can ask one of your guests if they mind taking them home with them until you return after the honeymoon or you can bring an extra duffle bag or suitcase to bring them home yourself.
Destination weddings are becoming increasingly popular these days, and with good reason. They’re romantic and fun, but with this type of wedding, you have added responsibility that you wouldn’t have if you held your wedding in your hometown. Plan ahead, be courteous to the locals and ensure your guests are comfortable so the trip is a huge success.