Easy Tips to Pull Off a Flawless Destination Wedding
Brides and grooms across the country are re-thinking typical nuptial traditions. For some, a hometown wedding is perfect. For others, exchanging vows on the beach or atop the hills of a vineyard is a more desirable option. With June on the horizon, wedding invitations have been sent, check marked and returned with an official RSVP.[jetpack_subscription_form title="Subscribe to Out of Office:" subscribe_button="Sign Me Up"]
According to XO Group Inc., creator of the top wedding website TheKnot.com, approximately 15 percent of weddings occur during the vacation-heavy summer months with June topping the charts as the most popular month to say “I do”. The same study revealed nearly a quarter of all weddings take place outside of the bride or groom’s local residence or hometown.
Wedding planning is hard enough and planning from afar may seem like too much to handle. But with proper planning and some homework, brides and grooms can be assured the big day will go according to plan. But where to start and how do you get your wedding dress and other treasured items to and from the destination? Rest easy. Read our simple tips to ease your stress and make your destination wedding a memorable one…
Skip the Stress, and Ship your Dress – Shipping your gown can eliminate the worry of lost luggage or having to cram a large dress in a small suitcase.
Neatly vacuum sealing your gown into a large-sized box offers you peace of mind knowing your dress will be packed and shipped carefully by an experienced team member and delivered to arrive on time at your hotel. You can keep an eye on your precious shipment through your own unique tracking code
Make it Memorable –Because your wedding isn’t two miles down the road it doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate sentimental items and memorabilia into the ceremony. Experienced pack and ship experts can ensure your special champagne glasses or that heirloom vase arrive safe and sound without a scratch.
Local FedEx Office locations offer a one-stop shop complete with packing supplies, custom boxes and a dedicated team ready to help transport your priceless treasures with ease and care, allowing the most frantic bride to relax a bit and enjoy her big day.
Give a Warm Welcome – Don’t forget, your guests are out of town and on vacation too. Include a “welcome gift” featuring local tourist spots, convenience stores and coffee shops. Your guests may want to explore the sights, grab a quick coffee or even make a run to the local store for items they forgot or couldn’t fit into their luggage.
Also, think about including a nearby location for your guests to ship their trinkets back home. Without fail, travelers come home with more than they left with. Knowing your guests will likely pick up seashells, local art and other souvenirs to take home, Local businesses can help them pack and ship items home at an affordable rate .
With simple planning, pulling off a destination wedding can be quick and painless, for you and your guests. Now, sit back, relax and enjoy the big day!