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Nikki Reed’s Claire Pettibone Wedding Dress

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On April 26, 2015, Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder got married in a super secret Malibu wedding. Instantly falling for Claire Pettibone’s romantic style, Nikki wore a customized version of the “Elizabeth” dress.

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The Elizabeth dress, from the Fall 2015 collection, is created with beaded Chantilly lace, and has a V-neckline and mermaid silhouette. (Nikki customized her version with an illusion neckline and 3/4 sleeves).

If you love this look, consider the similarly styled Claire Pettibone’s Patchouli wedding gown.

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Paola + Guillermo | Monique Lhuillier Wedding from Samuel Catherine Photography

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Paola + Guillermo’s evening black-tie wedding in Monterrey, Mexico was a wonderfully classic and formal affair.  Paola looks beautiful in her Monique Lhuillier, Confection wedding dress, complete with ivory re-embroidered Chantilly lace and full tulle skirt.  We love all of the elegant evening attire of the wedding guests – it captures such a brilliant sense of celebration and highlights how fanciful a wedding day can be.  Enjoy!

Paola + Guillermo | September 26, 2014 | Monterrey, Mexico | Dress Listing: Monique Lhuillier, Confection

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The Ceremony
Our wedding day was the perfect day in Monterrey Mexico, not to hot or too cold. We had two ceremonies, a church ceremony and a civil ceremony. The civil wedding was held at  Club Campestre Monterrey, Mexico, it was simple and elegant.  We served olives, chocolates and champagne for toasts. The religious wedding took place in the evening.  It was beautifully decorated with white roses and candle light – it was perfect.

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The Reception
For our reception we had dimmed lighting, romantic music and beautiful flower arrangements displayed in tall glass vases. As our guests entered we served mojito and pina colada ice popsicles. People loved them! We had a cocktail hour with fine cheeses and fruit, a lovely dinner and lots of dancing!

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Paola’s Dress Search
I tried on about 30 dresses.  I chose Monique Lhuillier’s wedding dress called Confection because it was so beautiful.  The gown is made of silk organza and it made me feel like a princess!  The fabric is so soft and light that I danced all night without feeling tired or weighed down.

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How Paola Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Beautiful, loved, like a princess

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Why Paola Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I would prefer if someone uses my dress since it is so beautiful and it does not deserve to be in a box. I hope this dress makes someone else look and feel as beautiful as I did that day.

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Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier, Confection | Photography: Samuel Catherine | Church Ceremony Venue: Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe  | Civil Ceremony Venue: Club Campestre Monterrey Mexico | Reception Venue: Hotel Camino Real | Event Planning: Hilda Castillón   | Floral Design: Claudia García | Cake: Nora Lankenau

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Laura + Edward | Naeem Khan Wedding from Jose Villa Photography

 

In the words of today’s featured bride, Laura + Edward’s wedding in Ojai Valley, California was ‘simple, elegant and romantic’.  We love the off-white florals, enchanting leafy greenery, the beautiful wedding cake topped with peaches and peonies…and our favorite, Laura’s romantic Naeem Khan, Portofino wedding dress.  And we totally agree with you Laura, the delicate details of this gown are just breathtaking!

Laura + Edward | April 18, 2015 | Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, Ojai, California | Dress Listing: Naeem Khan, Portofino

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The Ceremony
We were married under a gorgeous old oak tree, a beautiful floral chuppah with lanterns and flowers lining the aisles.  It was a very sentimental and traditional ceremony, we wrote our own vows and a life long family friend officiated.

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The Reception
Our simple, elegant and romantic theme continued from the ceremony to the reception.  But the reception was also wild and fun. We had a 10 piece band that was outstanding and they set the mood for a high energy party.

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Laura’s Dress Search
I must have tried on over 60 dresses in both NYC and LA.  When I tried on this Naeem Khan, Portofino gown, it lit up the room.  It outshone all the others.  The fit was absolutely perfect, I barely had to do any alterations.  And it fit my personality to a T – simple silhouette, romantic sweetheart neckline and flow of the gown, and the sparkly excitement from the embellishment, but done so subtly that it just whispers.  And best of all, it was comfortable!

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How Laura Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Gorgeous, Elegant, Myself

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Why Laura Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I know I won’t wear it again and I want someone else to enjoy it.  I felt so lucky and hope to pass that along to the next owner of the dress.

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Photography: Jose Villa  | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Ojai Valley Inn & Spa | Event Planning: La Fleur Weddings + Events | Floral Design: Fiore Designs  | Cake: Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

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Amy + Brian | Oscar de la Renta Wedding from Ira Lippke Studios

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For those of you hoping to achieve a couple different looks for your ceremony, reception and a night of dancing, today’s featured bride is a wonderful source of inspiration! Amy + Brian’s traditional Catholic church ceremony was the perfect setting for a beautiful shoulder swept lace bolero and satin sash. While at the couple’s Metropolitan Club reception complete with marble walls, chandeliers, gorgeous glass wear and candle light…Amy went for a sleek and fun, hair down, strapless look in the same Oscar de la Renta lace wedding gown.  We love that Amy managed to make a brief appearance in her traditional Korean wedding Hanbok too.  Perfect!

Amy + Brian | March 22, 2014 | Metropolitan Club, New York | Dress Listing: Oscar de la Renta

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The Ceremony
We had a traditional church ceremony at an Episcopal church on Madison Avenue and we didn’t do a “first look” before the ceremony so the walk down the aisle was the first time we were seeing each other on the wedding day.  We had the church choir, organist and a string quartet that made the ceremony sound amazing.  We loved the traditional aspect of the church wedding.

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The Reception
Our reception was at the Metropolitan Club, where we held the cocktail hour in the grand foyer with the large fireplace.  The guests were ushered to the third floor ballroom where we all had dinner and dancing where the entire room was lit by candles and decorated with orchids.  Our favorite part of the reception was the amazing band, the antiqued mirror dance floor and some amazing toasts from our bridal party.  We served chocolate milk shake shots, and had boxes of pizza delivered from the local pizzeria down the block, served with beer straight out of the bottle as a late night snack.

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Amy’s Dress Search
I tried on about 15-20 dresses with my friends and family.  I ended up stopping by an Oscar trunk show at Saks alone, and bought it on the spot.

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How Amy Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Classic, Modern, Chic

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Why Amy Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I love my dress and I thought I would want to keep it forever as a keepsake for my daughters down the line.  But I realized that everyone has their own unique taste and I don’t want to see this gorgeous dress sitting in my closet for years and years.  Someone else should enjoy this gorgeous piece.

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Photography: Joanna Toto for Ira Lippke Studios | Ceremony Venue: Church of the Incarnation | Reception Venue: The Metropolitan Club | Event Planning: Fete NY | Floral Design: Fete NY | Cake: Lady M Confections

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Alexandra + Jonathan | Rivini Wedding from Jill Doty Photography

 

Long before the wedding vows and first dances, there are meetings and first kisses. For Alexandra and Jonathan, what brought them even closer was a health scare for Alexandra. This couple certainly had a lot to celebrate at their wedding, which they pulled off with sophisticated style. Fluffy pink florals, classic candlelit ambience and their closest friends and family made this romantic wedding most memorable indeed. Alexandra’s A-line Rivini wedding dress was a stunning addition, perfectly suited for the occasion and for her glowing smile.

Alexandra + Jonathan | August 9, 2014 | Atlanta, Georgia | Dress Listing: Rivini

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The Ceremony
Jonathan and I met on October 15, 2011 volunteering at the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes in Atlanta’s Centennial Park. We started dating shortly thereafter. On February 2, 2012, I had a seizure while at dinner and was diagnosed with stage three brain cancer two days later. Jonathan was there for my craniotomy, drove me to daily radiation and sat by my side through each round of chemotherapy. He provided so much joy, laughter and love through such a difficult time. After nine months of treatment and a year of utter bliss, we got engaged in Atlanta on November 21, 2013. He’s truly my best friend and love of my life. We’re so blessed to have found one another!

Our ceremony was at Druid Hills Presbyterian Church. I fell in love with the church’s stunning stained glass windows that let in so much light. It has such a clean, yet traditional, look with hardwood floors, pews and unbelievable stained oak ceiling. The bridal suite was enormous! The entire bridal party was able to get ready on-location. The staff was so nice and accommodating. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to get married there.
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The Reception
Our reception was at Summerour Studio. We went with a modern-romantic vibe. I wanted a very clean look with lots of candles and fluffy white flowers. We focused the entire layout around the dancefloor because we wanted our wedding to be a celebration with all of our dearest family and friends.

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Alexandra’s Dress Search
I tried on about four dresses at one bridal salon. I fell in love with my dress because it looked like a cloud. It was so light and delicate with a cinched in waist.

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How Alexandra Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Beautiful, dreamlike and like a Disney princess.

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Why Alexandra Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I didn’t want such an incredible dress to sit in storage for 50 years. I want another bride to get to experience the same joy I felt on my wedding day.

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Wedding Dress:Rivini | Photography: Jill Doty Photography | Ceremony Venue: Druid Hills Presbyterian Church | Reception Venue: Summerour Studio | Wedding Planner: Chancey Charm Weddings | Floral Design: Bold American Events | Cake: Bold American Catering | Band: A-Town A-List | String Quartet: Piedmont Strings | Photobooth: Famous William | Videography: Carlisle Videography

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Annika + Justin | Danielle Caprese Wedding from Dubrovnik Weddings

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Complete with a romantic Mediterranean backdrop and a beautiful Danielle Caprese wedding dress, today’s featured destination wedding comes to us from the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia.   We love the eye-catching beaded neckline and low back of Danielle’s gown…and the form fitting lace and chapel train are breathtaking.  Congrats Annika + Justin on your recent nuptials and thanks for sharing!

Annika + Justin | September 11, 2014 | Dubrovnik, Croatia | Dress Listing: Danielle Caprese, 1130445

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The Ceremony
Justin is from Australia and I am from Finland and we met in New York where we started a life together. We wanted a destination wedding, since all of our friends and family live in different parts of the world, and we liked the idea of everyone traveling and spending some time in a beautiful place together. We picked Dubrovnik, Croatia, because it was a destination neither of us had been to before, which looked stunning and a bit less of a “typical” wedding destination than say Italy or France. After looking at a number of different venues together with the wedding planners, we decided to hold the wedding at the gorgeous Palm Terrace at Hotel Excelsior, overlooking the old town of Dubrovnik.

There were about 90 people who attended the wedding. The ceremony was very personal, we wrote and read our own vows, and added little touches like a rose ceremony where roses were given to the mothers of the bride and groom, a grandmother and an auntie. Friends of the bride and groom performed a song that had been a part of Justin’s proposal video to Annika.

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The Reception
After the ceremony, we walked over to the little harbor in Dubrovnik with our wedding guests, where we boarded a boat and had champagne together for a couple hours. After that, the guests walked back to Hotel Excelsior where hors d’ouvres were served along with drinks, and photos were taken, before the start of the official dinner reception. At the dinner reception, eight speeches were held and there were some games, delicious food, wedding dance, bouquet throwing, wedding cake, and later an after party at a centrally located, popular club.

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Annika’s Dress Search
I tried on about 30 dresses before the wedding. The dress I picked, however, was the FIRST dress I tried on, at Kleinfeld’s in New York. My girlfriends and I all agreed that nothing else compared to this dress, which was exactly what I was looking for, and more! I knew I wanted a fitted dress in lace, with a low-cut back, and on top of that, this one had beautiful sparkly details around the neck and back line. It literally took my breath away!

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How Annika Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Radiant, Confident and Unique

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Why Annika Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I had such a beautiful and special wedding in this incredible dress…I would love to be able to pass on that feeling to someone else.

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Photography: Dubrovnik Weddings | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Palm Terrace at Hotel Excelsior, Adriatic Luxury Hotels | Event Planning, Flowers + Cake Design: Dubrovnik Weddings

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Gaby + Richard | Oscar de la Renta Wedding from Emily Harris Photography

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Gaby + Richard’s black tie wedding in Miami Beach was a chic and elegant affair complete with beautiful all white florals and a gorgeous French lace Oscar de la Renta wedding dress.  We love the romance and intimacy of an evening wedding…and the mixed + matched black bridesmaids dresses are a lovely touch for a night of cocktails, cake and dancing.  Enjoy!

Gaby + Richard | May 16, 2015 | Miami Beach, FL | Dress Listing: Oscar de la Renta

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The Ceremony + Reception
I would describe the overall aesthetic of our wedding day as cozy chic with a mix of modern romance. Both our ceremony and reception were at The Bath Club on Miami Beach, it’s a stunning historic building with antique architecture and spectacular vine-covered walls. It was the perfect setting for our wedding – romantic and timeless. We had a lot of greenery and candlelight. We could not have dreamt of a more beautiful day!

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Gaby’s Dress Search
I probably tried on close to 100 dresses over the span of three months at almost a dozen different dress stores. I had a very hard time finding my dress because although many I tried on were beautiful, I wanted something timeless and not simply stylish. I was looking for something that I will love when I look at my wedding pictures forty years from now. The dress I chose is a designer classic with absolutely stunning hand stitched French lace. I knew the second I put it on that I would be walking down the aisle in it. 


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How Gaby Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Beautiful, Romantic, Timeless


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Why Gaby Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
This gown is too gorgeous to be collecting dust in my closet; I want someone else to get the chance to feel as beautiful as I did on my wedding day – for less.

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Wedding Dress: Oscar de la Renta | Photography: Emily Harris Photography | Ceremony + Reception Venue: The Bath Club  | 
Event Planning: Today’s Featured Bride |  Floral Design: Ever After Floral Design

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Kristina + Peter | Amsale Wedding from George Street Photo

For Kristina and Peter, their wedding day was all about romance…and fun! Their navy blue and white wedding featured some classic wedding mainstays: lots of live music including an eight-piece band, a large bridal party decked out in black tie attire and a ballroom reception. Kristina’s Amsale wedding gown was perfectly suited for the wedding theme and venue, as she went with a tulle ballgown dotted with glitzy rhinestones and crystals. She looked every bit a princess.

Kristina + Peter | August 16, 2014 | Lake Success, New York | Dress Listing: Amsale, Erie

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The Ceremony
We had a harpist, 10 bridesmaids and eight groomsmen. Our wedding ceremony took place outdoors on the patio overlooking the treetops, we stood underneath beautiful branches with white cascading lilies and jasmine. The aisle was decorated with different sized floating candles. We wanted the ceremony to feel ethereal and romantic. 

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The Reception
We wanted the reception to feel elegant and fun and think we did so with an eight-piece band with incredible food!  The centerpieces were a mix of enormous blue and white hydrangea. They were larger than life! We chose Fresh Meadow because my parents are members there and we spend our family holidays there. The patio where we had the reception overlooks the treetops and all you can see is green. It was a perfect day! I felt very calm and excited — we were happy just to be standing in front of everyone we know and love and declare our love for each other! 

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Kristina’s Dress Search
I tried on about five dresses. I saw my dress on a mannequin at Saks Fifth Avenue and knew immediately that it was perfect.

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How Kristina Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Ethereal, happy, light. 

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Why Kristina Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I know I married the right person, and I will never wear it again!

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Wedding Dress: Amsale, Erie | Photography: George Street Photo (Adeline Ramos) | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Fresh Meadow Country Club | Wedding Planner: C&G Weddings | Floral Design: Spitz and Peck | Cake: Fresh Meadow Country Club

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Vintage Glam Wedding Reception Tablescape Inspiration

Vintage elegance comes in all forms, across all decades. Today’s post is all about vintage going glam for wedding tablescapes and place settings. Whether it’s the 1920s Gatsby-era gilded glamour or a more modern ’50s-style mint green and gold table setting, we know you’ll love all the inspiring looks for wedding reception tables with a touch of vintage elegance. 

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Glints of gold goblets and stunning florals take vintage glam to new heights for this outdoor wedding reception. Photo: Table4 Weddings, Design: Fantasy Floral Design

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Glowing candles offset the dark linens featuring sparkling gold details. This vintage glam table setting is total romance, completed with rose petals and dramatic lighting. Photo: Caroline Tran Photography. Event Planning: Dreams on a Dime, Floral Design: Amy Burke Floral Design. See more of this real wedding featured on PreOwnedWeddingDresses!

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Art deco style inspired these glamorous table settings with gold chargers and modern typeface placesettings. Photo: Michele Beckwith, Floral, Shoot Concept & Styling: The Oak & the Owl, Stationery + Paper Goods: Aerialist Press, Linens: La Tavola, Calligrapher: Michele Papineau

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A tablesetting full of elegance … with a little added romance. Wing back chairs and exotic florals take this from just pretty vintage to being totally glam. Photo: Adam Barnes

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Mint and gold are gorgeous accents for another art deco-inspired tablescape. Soft florals pair perfectly with the more angular menu design. Photo: Julie Roberts Photography, Design: Ruffles and Rouge Events

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Glam goes golden with a touch of Tiffany blue on extraordinarily detailed placesettings. Add vintage glasses to create this tablescape packed with vintage elegance everywhere you look. Photo: Meaghan Elliott Photography, Concept & Design: Bradshaw Styling, Florals: Wicked Willow, Stationery: Carla David Design, Linens: Table Toppers, China: Radcliffe Jewelers

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A peach and gold palette alongside stunning glass chargers and calligraphy create this unforgettable tablesetting. Photo: Aaron Watson Photography

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Long tables create this elegant wedding look featuring low florals, tapered candles and some luxurious gold plates and cutlery. So intimate and glamorous. Photo: Troy Grover Photographers

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Soft candlelight and faded pinks with lace applique linens create a more antique-inspired vintage glam look for this polished tablescape. Photo: Katie Slater Photography

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Plan Your Destination Wedding With These Expert Tips

A beautiful wedding locale and stress-free planning.  What’s not to love about destination weddings?

Destination weddings continue to grow in popularity, with nearly 1 in four couples choosing to say their “I-do’s” in a breath-taking destination setting.   If you’re one of these couples, we can help you get started with your planning.

We asked our top questions to the experts at Destination Weddings (who’ve already helped over 20,000 couples plan their weddings, with their personalized and free service). Read on and plan your destination wedding like a pro.

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What factors should a couple consider when picking their destination?

We often hear from couples looking for advice on how to choose their wedding or honeymoon destination. This is a big decision and many considerations need to factor into making it.

First,  think about the type of climate and setting you envision saying “I do” in. Are your toes in the sand and sound of crashing waves in the background? Or are there endless, mountainous views with the crisp, calm air surrounding you?

The second most important thing to consider is budget. You want to ensure you aren’t scaring your guests off (or emptying your savings account!) by picking an out-of-reach destination. For couples who don’t want to worry about keeping a wallet with them at all times, all-inclusive resorts are often a perfect option. Aside from offering great value, they’re also guest-friendly and help everyone to relax and not worry so much about paying for their next meal.

Third, choosing between having an adults-only affair rather than a family-friendly weekend will significantly influence which resort you choose, so be sure to consider your guest list when browsing for your dream hotel. Intimate ceremonies with older guests may be better suited for an adults-only setting, while a more diverse demographic might lend itself well to a child-accommodating and amenity-filled property. If very close friends or family members have kids, you could keep the main event adults-only (and arrange for babysitting), but offer your guests family-friendly accommodations during their stay. From supervised kid’s clubs and dedicated children’s pools to Connecting Family Suites with kid-friendly amenities, there are plenty of ways to keep the little ones entertained throughout their stay!

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How far in advance should a couple begin planning a destination wedding and when should their guests be notified about their destination wedding plans?

The great thing about destination weddings is that they can be as thoughtfully planned out or as last-minute as you need! While 9-15 months is an ideal amount of time to secure the best travel rates, we have worked with couples to plan gorgeous weddings with only a few months to spare. If you do have time to plan far in advance, we always advise that couples start the process sooner rather than later, particularly with large groups. That way, you can ensure you find the lowest rates and exclusive deals for both you and your guests!

Planning earlier than later also ensures your guests will have ample time to be made aware of your plans to get married abroad, so they can prepare themselves! It’s polite to give guests ample notice so they can not only budget accordingly, but can also work time off into their scheduled if needed.

We suggest following these general rules for notifying your guests of your wedding plans:

1.      Ideally, guests should receive Save The Date notices 4-8 months prior to the wedding date.

2.      If you’re planning a short engagement, it’s polite to give invitees at least 6-8 week’s notice

3.      With your invites, include a information on your location and venue, what resort you will be staying at, group room blocks and flight bookings, and any group events or excursions that you have planned for the time that you’re away.

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What are the hidden costs in planning a destination wedding?

The cost of an at-home wedding has continued to rise each year with the average expense for the couple now at over $30,000. In comparison, our data shows that the average cost of a destination wedding for the couple has remained under $10,000 for over 10 years! Still, a lot goes into the expenses for a destination wedding. From airfare and travel costs to wedding packages and private events, there are various ways costs can add up when planning a wedding abroad. Many resorts offer complimentary wedding packages to help keep costs down for the couple, however if you are looking for a more lavish experience, you can choose to upgrade everything from your décor and menu options to a private venue or even luxury transfers to and from the airport. For any excursions or spa treatments you’re looking to do while away, factor in those costs separately as they are typically not included in your resort stay. The important thing to remember is your bank account is already thanking you for choosing to have a destination wedding, so there’s no need to worry about splurging a little on certain aspects!

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What’s the best advice previous destination wedding couples would give to those planning one now?

Through the years, all couples who have planned their weddings with us have said the best advice they would give is to trust your Wedding Specialist and the process. There are so many processes in place that ensure you are in extremely capable hands and that everything is taken care of. One of the biggest reasons couples choose to have a destination wedding is to avoid a stressful planning process; and the experts are there to ensure that happens. In return, the second piece of advice couples give is to RELAX, don’t sweat the small stuff, and don’t forget to enjoy every moment, as it comes to an end so soon!

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Find more tips and insider information at Destination Weddings!