The 8 most important things your destination wedding guests need to know

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When I go anywhere I like to be super prepared. And I’ve usually researched the heck out of it beforehand to know where to go, what to do and if I need an umbrella or mosquito spray.

Likewise, if you’re planning a destination wedding your guests will want to know these too…and more.

The best thing you can do for your guests is to make them feel comfortable. In many cases they haven’t been to your lovely wedding spot and may not know what to expect. They don’t know what to budget or pack.

And that’s where your information packet or wedding website comes in. After where you’re getting married and when, here are the most important things to tell your guests when planning a destination wedding:

 

Any Discounts

You’ve likely blocked off hotel rooms at a discounted rate, or negotiated a lower group fare with an airline. Letting guests know what discounts are available will help them as they budget and plan to attend. Also let them know exactly what they need to do to get these discounted rates.

 

Important Deadlines

Do they need to book by a certain time? This doesn’t just apply to hotel rates or airfare. If a favorite activity in your locale has a deadline, such as a play or golf venue, let them know that as well.

 

What to Pack

Do they need to bring formal wear, casual or something special. For instance, one of our couples was getting married on a ranch and wanted people to have cowboy attire. Also what’s the weather like during the time of year you’re getting married? Will they need a light jacket in the evenings?

 

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What to See and Do

What are the special activities and sights they shouldn’t miss. Or are you organizing activities, such as a welcome party, post wedding brunch, or walking tour.

 

How to Get Around

Are there shuttle buses at the airport? How do they get to the venue from the hotel? Is there local public transportation to local sights, or are cabs and car rental places easily available?

 

What to Expect

Include information about where you are getting married, and any local customs or traditions that they should know about.

 

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Important Contacts

Be sure to include contact information for the hotel, your travel agent and any special services, tours or activities that must be booked in advance.

 

About Childcare

Are you providing childcare, or are there childcare options for people bringing children?

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