When planning begins, ask yourself these questions.
1 Am I OK with not having full control over planning? (Because you won’t be planning in the same city as your wedding.)
2 Will family members and friends be upset that I planned a wedding away from home?
3 Do I even care if they get upset?
4 Will I be disappointed if certain people can’t make it?
5 What is most important about choosing a location: the venue or the city/destination?
6 What will the weather be like at that time of year?
7 What is required in terms of wedding licensing?
8 Does the venue have a really great planning team that is helpful and attentive?
9. Is the destination city/country accepting of LGBTQ relationships (whether for you or your guests)?
10 How many people can the venue accommodate?
11 What are the options for a rehearsal dinner?
12 Is there a hair and makeup team on site?
13 Will the ceremony take place in a private location, or will other guests be able to watch?
14 Do I care if strangers watch me get married?
15 Does the venue have a rain contingency plan?
16 What are all the little extra charges outside of the standard wedding package?
17 Are there excursions available for the guests?
18 Is there a romantic honeymoon suite?
19 Are blood tests needed to be married in my country of choice?
20 Do I take this man/woman as my husband/wife? (That answer better be yes!)