Destination Wedding Blog


Wedding Planner ABIA Award 2018

4th May 2018

We did it again!
For the third year running, the team at Wedding Destinations have won the highly coveted ABIA Award for best Wedding Planner in Victoria.
Top Destination Wedding Planners Angela and Annika proudly accepted this prestigious award at the Australian Bridal Industry Award night, held April 24...

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The Perfect Gift

22nd September 2017

Picture the perfect Wedding, in your dream location. The Sun, the Sand, the breathtaking Views, all in the company of the most special people in your life. The Ceremony is over and shortly after your Reception dinner comes the Wedding Gifts. Filled with excitement you tear the wrappings from a brand new, ...

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How to make your reception swing

23rd January 2017

DJ Steve - Thailand

When planning a Destination Wedding, it is often easy to overlook the entertainment, in particularly, the Music. So to put things into perspective, we invited Thailand's most prominent Wedding DJ, Steve Bray to guide us through the ins and outs of Making your Reception Swing!
By Steve...

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Wedding Villa or Resort. You decide!

15th December 2016

This probably won’t come as too much of a surprise, but choosing the right venue for your destination wedding is pretty crucial to the whole wedding thing. Once decided upon the actual destination, you are then faced with the challenge of picking the appropriate wedding venue.
The trouble with choosing th...

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Keeping it Chic

20th October 2016

...Staying in Vogue
 Like it or not, weddings (yes, even Destination Weddings), are heavily influenced by fashion and the trends of the day. This of course can present certain challenges to brides planning their wedding 12 to 36 Months in advance.
It is not inconceivable that what’s in vogue today, might...

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Phuket vs Koh Samui

20th September 2016

A Clash of the Titans
 
When it comes to Destination Weddings, Thailand really is a heavy weight. And while there are literally hundreds of locations within this vast country, Phuket and Koh Samui are the consistent rivals, battling for that Heavy Weight Championship Belt.
Not surprisingly, when it comes ...

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Planning your Wedding Photos

4th August 2016

Images by Photo I am - Thailand
 
After all of the celebration, Pomp and Ceremony, the “Love and to Cherish” and “Until Death do us part” is over, arguably the next most important outcome of a wedding are the Photos.
During the run-up to your wedding, it’s easy and surprisingly common to overlook this mos...

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ABIA BAG

5th July 2016

Wedding Destinations are thrilled to be participating in the Australian Bridal Industry Academy's famous 'Bride and Groom Givaway' Competition, starting 5th July 2016.
To Enter this exciting competition and your opportunity to win one of the $75,000 worth of prizes click the below poster and follow link t...

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The Advantages of having your Aussie wedding planner at the wedding

2nd April 2016

So your having a Destination Wedding and, if your smart, you have even hired a wedding planner based in your home country to assist you in choosing the right venues and the best local suppliers.  But when all the planning is done and you arrive at your destination, what really happens on your wedding day?...

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Santorini Weddings! What's all the fuss about?

8th August 2015

 
Greek Weddings and in particular Weddings in Santorini are for many Brides the recurring dream, that when deciding where to marry, overwhelmingly etches itself into your imagination. But don’t be too alarmed by this, you’re certainly not alone!
Call Santorini a Mediterranean Island and you will be quick...

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Is my Destination Wedding Legal?

22nd June 2015

As you can imagine, getting married abroad and in a country with different laws, customs or religion, can present some unforeseen obstacles. If you are not prepared, things can get a little tricky and your marriage may not be recognised. Proof that you are free to get married or the requirement to reside ...

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Pacific Weddings vs Asia

31st May 2015

When trying to decide where to tie the knot, it’s important to know a little about the locations you have in mind. Weighing up the pros and cons can be a real balancing act and at first it’ makes sense to go with what you know.
For many Australians, destinations like Bali, Thailand and Fiji are fairly fam...

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The Advantages of booking early

2nd May 2015

 It’s funny how the word ‘Elope’ conjures images of running away somewhere romantic and hurriedly tying the knot with the one you love. Sometimes that is the case, but most of us prefer to take a little more time and get the arrangements of our wedding, just right.
Couples have traditionally planned their...

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Choosing a Wedding Location with a Twist

23rd April 2015

 
With so many awesome wedding destinations across the globe, how does one even begin to choose a location to tie the knot?
 For many a bride and groom, there will be destinations previously travelled and of course it makes perfect sense to choose a destination you have been to and loved.
 But wait, what ...

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Etiquette for the guests

12th November 2014

So you've just been invited to your first ever destination wedding and although you've been to several traditional weddings, you really don't have a clue what to expect and what is expected of you. No problem. We've put together a few tips to help you on your way.
Reply ASAP
As soon as the Save the Date C...

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Hens & bucks ideas abroad

11th November 2014

Although the main point of your focus is likely to be your wedding day itself, don't forget to pay attention to the Hen and Buck's nights, as these have the potential for some stories which you'll still be relating in years to come.
Whether your idea of a good time is some thing fairly quiet and small, or...

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Music list for destination wedding DJ

11th November 2014

Putting together a well though out play list of music for your wedding can make or break the event. As you approach the final stages of your planning, take a look at your line up of music. If you're hosting a destination wedding or a themed wedding, playing the right music can really help to set the tone....

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Live band, DJ or iPod?

11th November 2014

There's no doubt that choosing the right music for your wedding can make it go with a swing and one of the most important decisions is whether to choose a live band, a disc jockey or go it alone with an iPod. Let's look at the pros and cons of the different options:
Live Music
There's nothing quite like l...

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What the bride should wear

11th November 2014

Although planning a destination wedding can often be left in the hands of a skilled wedding planner, taking away a lot of the stress and worries of doing it all yourself, it still leaves the bride to worry about what should she wear to get married. Should it be a traditional wedding gown or something casu...

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Bridesmaids dresses for the beach

11th November 2014

So you've got your bridal gown sorted, now all you need do is choose your bridesmaids dresses for your beach wedding. Sounds like it could be fun shopping with the girls and you can make it a bit of a bonding occasion. However, finding a style which fits and flatters different shapes can be quite challeng...

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Tips on accessorising for your destination wedding

11th November 2014

Choosing the right accessories to wear with your bridal dress can make or break your look and it's really important to choose accessories which will enhance your appearance. Veils and long trains are likely to be out of the question with a beach wedding but there are still plenty of ways to accessorize yo...

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Top tricks for destination wedding hair

11th November 2014

For any bride planning a destination wedding the great news is that simple, natural hairstyles are the ones that work best and are certainly the easiest to accomplish. Start by looking in a few magazines and having a chat with your local stylist. Take along some pictures and discuss a few ideas to narrow ...

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Tips on planning your wedding flowers

11th November 2014

Destination weddings are an exciting way of turning your special day into a fun and fulfilling longer experience which you can both share with your guests. A destination wedding can throw up some challenges in its planning but often with the help of a wedding planner and an event theme, such as a beach we...

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Tips on personalising your destination wedding

11th November 2014

When it comes to adding a touch of your own personality to your destination wedding some couples feel a little overwhelmed. After all, just how do you make your wedding stand apart from another couple who have booked the same package? Couples ask how can we make it look like “our” day and not someone else...

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Table centrepieces ideas for your destination wedding

11th November 2014

For any wedding fabulous table centre pieces impress your guests and help to get them in the party mood. However, when you're planning a destination wedding, the thought of creating centre pieces which catch the eye can be quite daunting. The good news is that there are plenty of options for making your o...

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Colours & theming trends

11th November 2014

If you're planning on getting married in 2013, you may be wondering what colours and themes are likely to be in fashion and how you could incorporate them into your wedding, to make your special day memorable and unique to you.
So, let's take a look at some of the trends the wedding industry is predicting...

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Destination etiquette for the bride and groom

11th November 2014

As any bride is only too aware, getting married can be an expensive affair, and in the case of a destination wedding it can have a large financial bearing on family and friends. When you choose a destination wedding the expenses for your attendants and guests can rise far more than for an at home wedding,...

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Pre & Post wedding parties

11th November 2014

If you're planning a destination wedding then it's only realistic to expect that not everyone you want to invite will be able to attend. After all, you're asking guests to take time off work to spend what is almost a mini holiday with you and your groom. Apart from availability, the cost is far going to e...

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Things to include in your guest packs

11th November 2014

A welcome gift bag is the perfect way of thanking your guests for attending your wedding, whether you have 5 guests or 50. It can also be used as a means of welcoming them to the destination if you can't be there to greet them personally. Whilst welcome packs are appropriate for any wedding, they are even...

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Something special for your guests

11th November 2014

Although this is your wedding day, don't forget that your guests have made a big commitment to attend your destination wedding, and it's cost them much more than just the price of a wedding gift, too. So with this in mind, here's a few ideas of things you can do to make your guests feel appreciated.
Gift ...

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Save the Date ideas

11th November 2014

Save the date cards are intended to help your guests plan ahead and are often used by brides planning a destination wedding. There are no hard fast rules for when to send out your save a date cards, although 4-6 months is generally the preferred time scale. However with destination weddings they could be ...

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Destination weddng invitation ideas

11th November 2014

Since the invitation is likely to be one of the first things a guest sees relating to your wedding, make it memorable as well as informative. Whilst traditional wedding invitations usually feature square white card and black italic writing, you can really have some fun with destination wedding invitations...

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Favor ideas for your guests

11th November 2014

Although it's your special day it goes without saying that you want your guests to have a ball too. Giving wedding favors is a popular way of thanking your guests for coming and, in the case of a destination wedding, for making such a big commitment too. You may be struggling with ideas for what to give t...

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Ideas for songs to walk down the aisle to

11th November 2014

Choosing the right wedding ceremony music is an important part of the wedding planning as it has the ability to lift the senses and set the scene, getting your guests in the mood for a memorable destination wedding experience.

Live or recorded
The first thing is to decide whether you want live or recorde...

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Tips for writing your own vows

11th November 2014

You've probably gone to considerable lengths to add personal touches to your wedding reception to make your day memorable and unique to you, so why stick with tradition when it comes to your wedding ceremony? Exchanging vows that the two of you have written together will make your wedding even more specia...

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Introducing some local culture into your destination wedding

11th November 2014

Destination weddings not only give you some amazing back drops for your wedding photos but they are fun and unique and give you the chance to incorporate some local culture into both the ceremony and the reception to reflect your surroundings.
Plan a guided tour
Since a destination wedding is also a mini ...

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Including your honeymoon in with your wedding

11th November 2014

Less travel and money saving
One of the major benefits of a destination wedding is that you don't have to travel too far for your honeymoon. Depending on your choice of destination you can get married at a particular location and then stay on for a further period of honeymoon time, or you can get married ...

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How to transport your wedding attire

11th November 2014

Whether you're travelling half way around the world or just into another territory or state, making sure your bridal gown arrives safely is probably one of the most important factors for any bride. Destination weddings are growing in popularity and the safe transport of the wedding attire is a definite pr...

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Top 5 tips for the destination bride

11th November 2014

Destination weddings are growing in popularity for a variety of reasons but they're not without their challenges. For example there's the issue of navigating the culture/language barrier to arranging a wealth of activities for your guests to do. However, destination weddings are pretty amazing and good fu...

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Get married like a celebrity!

11th November 2014

For the majority of us destination weddings mean a relaxed fun day, getting wed in bare feet on the beach. It's also a chance to cut down on the guest list and not have to invite everyone your parents know, people you work with, and your next door neighbours. However, when it comes to celebrity destinatio...

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Wedding planner or DIY?

11th November 2014

Destination weddings are becoming more popular as couples become increasingly aware of the many benefits of getting hitched abroad. However, planning a wedding in another country does take a different sort of planning to that involved in planning a wedding on home territory. So the big question remains, s...

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Breaking the news

11th November 2014

Destination weddings are growing in popularity but the subject of sitting your family down and telling them your decision to wed overseas can often be a bit of a sticky subject, and it goes without saying that not everyone will be pleased to hear your news.
Pre warn family and friends
All families are dif...

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8 hot destination wedding trends

11th November 2014

Destination weddings are growing in popularity and they're fun and exciting; Not just for the bride and groom, but also for the guests who are presented with locations, cultures, and experiences, which they may otherwise never have tried.
Here are 8 destination wedding trends which are all helping to set ...

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Destination Wedding Insurance

11th November 2014

Wedding Insurance - why you really should say "I do"
Planning a wedding can mean an endless stream of sleepless nights as your brain refuses to let go of images of your photographer not turning up at the ceremony or of the caterer dropping the wedding cake. Or worse still, what if your heel got caught in ...

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What to Pack in Your Destination Wedding Emergency Kit

14th October 2014

Things don't always go to plan on your wedding day. At any wedding, it's a great idea to have a bridesmaid or relative carry an emergency kit for you.
Things don't always go to plan on your wedding day. At any wedding, it's a great idea to have a bridesmaid or relative carry an emergency kit for you. But ...

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