8 Tips to Help You Plan a Long-Distance Wedding More Easily

Planning a long-distance wedding might feel a bit more intimidating, but there’s no reason why it should be more stressful than planning a local wedding. 

The following tips will ensure that your wedding planning process is a lot more relaxed!

  1. Put a Checklist Together

You might know what you need to do in your head, but once you get into the planning process, your mind will become overwhelmed, causing you to forget things. To avoid any last-minute stress, create a checklist of everything that needs to get done, so you can take care of a task or two every week in the months leading up to your big day. 

  1. It’s Never Too Early to Start Your Research

Every wedding involves a fair amount of research, but even more so if you’re planning a long-distance wedding. You’re going to be relying on reviews a lot more, and researching earlier means you can spot potential deals you can take advantage of. 

  1. Book as Soon as You Can

The earlier you decide to book vendors and accommodation, the more choices you will have. It also means you have a better chance of finding people and places that fit in with your budget!

  1. Find Some Local Help

If you have the budget for a wedding planner, you may want to consider hiring someone local who can meet with potential venues and vendors if you can’t. They can also provide you with some of the best recommendations in terms of accommodation. Hiring someone local is especially useful when another language is spoken at your chosen destination. 

  1. Buy Local Where Possible

Since traveling with everything you need for your wedding can be difficult, buy as much as you can at your local destination – a wedding planner can assist you with this too. If you choose to buy your outfits locally, make a point of traveling there to ensure everything fits as it should. 

  1. Get There Early

Aim to arrive at your destination a few days before your guests do. This will give you the chance to meet with any vendors, do a final check of the venue, and settle in before all the festivities begin. It also gives you the chance to sort out any last minute issues that might pop up. 

  1. Have an Itinerary in Place

Knowing where and when everything is going to happen will help you feel more relaxed in the days leading up to your wedding – it also helps keep everyone on the same page. Don’t forget to share your itinerary with your wedding planner if you decide to hire one! 

  1. Help Out with Transport and Accommodation

While you don’t need to pay for your guests’ accommodation, you can help them with options and even find out about block booking deals. In terms of transport, this is a cost you may want to pick up. It also gives you peace of mind that people will be where they need to be on time. 

Now that you have some tips to assist you during the planning process, you can really start looking forward to this exciting time in your life!