If you’ve been invited to a destination wedding, you may be a little unsure about how all the details of this trip are doing to work out. But if you’ve decided that this is something you can afford and that you want to be a part of, the next step is figuring out how the travel to and from as well as the actual event will come together. So to help you fine tune all the ins and outs of this event, here are three tips that may make attending a destination wedding a little easier on you.
Get An Itinerary For Wedding Events
To help you plan your trip, you’re going to want to know what’s going on and when with regards to the wedding festivities. Without this knowledge, you can’t really plan anything for yourself or your travel with too much certainty. According to FlipKey.com, try to find out when things like rehearsal dinners, receptions, wedding and ring ceremonies, cocktail parties, group activities and more are going to be taking place. Once you have this information, you can plan ways that you can make this trip easier or more fun for you, like getting there early or staying a few extra days to do your own fun activities or exploration.
Be Careful With Gifts
Just because you’re likely already spending more money to go to a destination wedding doesn’t mean you’re automatically exempt from having to give the couple a gift. While some people may tell you that your presence at their special day is gift enough, you still may want to give them something for this momentous event. But when traveling is involved, you’ll want to extra careful about the gifts you give. As a good rule of thumb, Venus Wong, a contributor to Refinery29.com, shares that it will likely be best if you have the gift sent directly to their home rather than trying to give it to them at the wedding itself. This will save both you and them from having to worry about getting it to the wedding and back home. Just ensure that it will arrive once they’ve come home from all their wedding events so they’re sure to get it.
Find Ways to Save Money
While going to a destination wedding will likely be more expensive for you as a guest, there are things you can do to help save yourself some money on this event. According to Jacqueline Curtis, a contributor to Money Crashers, you can save money by saying “no” to more expensive aspects of the event, booking things with a group, splitting costs for lodging, or giving them a homemade gift.
If you’ll be going to a destination wedding, consider the tips mentioned above to help you make the most of this event.