Monday, February 26, 2007

A Mini-Vacation for your Guests

If you don’t elope, your destination wedding could be a mini-vacation for your guests. This can present several challenges to you in wedding planning since you’ll want to plan more events for your guests. About half the guests at our wedding turned the trip into a mini-vacation.

At our wedding, we had some set activities including the welcome cocktail hour the night before, the ceremony and dinner. We also planned events that our guests were able to participate in if they wanted, but didn’t feel forced into:

  • Visit to a local Bahamian market
  • Scuba diving trip the morning of the wedding for certified divers
  • Wave runner rentals the day after the wedding
  • Snorkeling trip
  • An informal breakfast the next morning

If you’re doing a destination wedding at a non-beach destination (like a city in Europe or New York City), you could have:

  • Welcome dinner
  • Theater/opera excursion
  • Museum trip
  • Walking/bus/bicycle tour

The possibilities are as vast as your imagination.

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