Destination Wedding Details: The Ultimate Destination Wedding Packing List

Destination Wedding Details: The Ultimate Destination Wedding Packing List

DESTINATION WEDDING DETAILS: THE ULTIMATE DESTINATION WEDDING PACKING LIST

So you decided to travel to another country, get married there, get all of your guests there?
Good, you made the best decision ever. But do you also know that packing for a wedding destination is not exactly like packing for your vacation?

We have got you covered. We have planned and organized so many destination weddings – more than we can count and we always make sure to tell the couple what to bring with them for this major event.

And we thought to share this with you in case you don’t work with a wedding planner.

 

Destination Wedding Packing List: Most Important Items

  • Passports
  • Wedding Rings
  • Wedding Dress/Gown
  • Veil
  • Wedding tux/suit
  • Wedding Day Shoes
  • Visas (where necessary)
  • Copies of your birth certificates
  • Plane tickets/itinerary/boarding passes
  • Credit card/travelers checks/cash

*All of the above should be packed in your carry on luggage

Destination Wedding Packing List: Pre-Wedding Week

  • Strapless Swimwear (to avoid tan lines on your wedding day)
  • Welcome bag items (if you decide on this of course)

Destination Wedding Packing List: Wedding Day Essentials

 

  • Wedding night lingerie/undergarments
  • Guest Favors
  • Wedding day Jewelry (earrings, bracelet, necklace)
  • Something old, new, borrowed, blue
  • If you’re bringing your own silk/Real Touch bouquet, don’t forget to pack it
  • Smartphone loaded with music for your reception
  • Your Vows
  • Change of shoes/slippers for dancing at the reception
  • Garter
  • Tiara or hair clip
  • Cake topper
  • Programs
  • Menu
  • Seating/place cards/Table Numbers (if you’re bringing your own)
  • Aisle runner
  • Guestbook
  • Traditional Ceremony celebration items (i.e. Unity candle or sand ceremony supplies)
  • Ring bearer accessories (i.e. Pillow)
  • Decorations
  • One of your invitations for the photography 

Destination Wedding Packing List: Important Paperwork

  • Copies of all vendor/Resort/Venue contracts
  • List of all vendor contact info
  • Proof of down payments you’ve made to vendors
  • Receipts for favors/welcome bags (to show when crossing Borders & Customs)
  • Photocopies of any vaccination document/prescriptions/health insurance cards
  • Trip insurance
  • Your wedding planning binder with all the details you’ve already arranged, printouts of all email communications with vendors, contracts, etc
  • Phone number of the closest US embassy
  • Marriage certificate if you had your legal ceremony at home and will be having a religious ceremony abroad (they will sometimes require proof that you are legally married)

This is our main checking list for every couple who decides on a destination wedding, so hopefully you find it helpful! 
There are of course many other items and other categories that we did not cover mainly because those are relative to any couple, it depends on your destination etc.

But do let us know if we missed some items:) or what would you add to this list.
Have the best wedding, dear friends!

Each of these places is exceptional and has its particular charm. Whichever you chose you can be sure that this journey will be unforgettable.

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SABINE BAHRY LEMBO, WEDDING PLANNER | OWNER OF AVALON EVENTS ORGANISATION

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5 Reasons You Should Hire A Professional Wedding Planner

5 Reasons You Should Hire A Professional Wedding Planner

5 REASONS YOU SHOULD HIRE A PROFESSIONAL WEDDING PLANNER

There are real benefits to hiring a wedding planner, particularly if you plan on getting married in another country. in today’s post we are going to cover our top five reasons on why enlisting the services of a wedding planner is a good idea.

1. Legal aspects will be covered

When we say all legal aspects will be covered, we are talking about destination weddings or planning your wedding outside your country.

If you plan to get married in another country, there can be legal aspects to take care of and a wedding planner will be able to offer advice and ensure everything runs to plan. To make things easier, a good wedding planner will help you with the finer details here.

2. A wedding planner will fight for your wedding vision

In addition to helping couples with their budget and supervising important details like legal contracts, the most important perk of a planner is having someone who’ll fight for your wedding vision from start to finish. While many wedding planners tackle more than one wedding per day or per weekend, a professional luxury planner is focused only on your special day and will push to make sure everything goes according to your unique plan.

 

3. Planners can get you vendor discounts

A wedding planner already has a list of preferred vendors, a list of discounts, that you can easily benefit from.

Hiring a professional wedding planner will take this stress aspect out of your planning. The person you hire to manage this will already have everything established and under control so you don’t have to think about it.

4. Your wedding planner is your best mediator

We all know how stresful it is to manage and organize a wedding. Especially a luxury one, outside the country. We all know how many ups and downs and how many people we need to please. We all know that.

What does a wedding planner do? Takes that away from you! A good planner is your buffer in tricky situations. It’s easier to tell your future mother-in-law, “My planner thinks we need to…” instead of “I think we should…” RIGHT?

5. You can focus on other important matters

You already have enough on your plate. We all know that. Working with a professional luxury wedding planner instead of directly with the bride or groom or their parents can keep things streamlined and stress-free for everyone.

The planner takes care of absolutely everything so the couple can enjoy their time up until the wedding and on the day of the wedding.

Your planning experience should be filled with bliss and enjoyment and hiring a professional planner will allow you to relax and enjoy every moment. Hiring a specialist is the best option.

There is little margin for error so it makes the most sense to hand it over to someone who is the expert.

If you are looking for more information on weddings and planning your perfect day give us a call or send us an email and we would be more than honored to help you out! We are always available for you!

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3 Tips for Narrowing Down Wedding Venues

3 Tips for Narrowing Down Wedding Venues

3 Tips for Narrowing Down Wedding Venues

When picking out the perfect venue to host your “I do’s,” there are many important variables to consider. 

You will have to take into account: budget, guest capacity, vendors and decor are just a few keys points that can determine which space will seal the deal.

Here are our top 3 things you should consider when vetting your wedding venue.

1. ONLY LOOK AT THE VENUES WITHIN YOUR BUDGET

When you start  to pin and save your dream venues, be sure to eliminate any of those that aren’t within your established budget or can’t accommodate your guest count.

Touring venues with a wedding planner or an on site coordinator will help you stay within your budget and you will also have the on site information ready. Our advice is to stay realistic and stick to touring venues that fit the bill.

Book the space/venue that you love everything about. Booking a venue you feel not so comfortable about or think you can overhaul with decor is never a good idea. It will only lead to stress down the road for you and your planner.

2. MAKE SURE THE VENUE HAS A COORDINATOR AVAILABLE

If you do not want to hire a wedding planner for your big day, always make sure to confirm whether or not the venue you want to book has an on site coordinator.  A venue coordinator is key to keeping stress levels low as they will be your sounding board for all questions you have about the space. It will be much easier for you to ask all of the questions and clear out any missinformation regarding the space, technicalities etc. The coordinator must have all of the details on hand and also must have some good vendor recommendation ready for you.
If you do decide to hire a wedding planner, all of these details will be already handled by him/her leaving you free time to focus on something else.

3. MAKE SURE YOU LIKE AND AFFORD THE PREFERRED VENDORS

What most couples without a wedding planner neglect is to check their preferred vendor’s total cost. There are many details involved when organizing a wedding and this department is especially stressful and time consuming. This area is where most of the couples exeed their budget. They choose their vendors, the lack of constant communication and back to back information, may lead to a bigger bill that someone needs to pay. o
Checking on pricing with any preferred vendors before booking is always in your best interest.

If you are looking for more information on weddings and planning your perfect day give us a call or send us an email and we would be more than honored to help you out! We are always available for you!

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SABINE BAHRY LEMBO, WEDDING PLANNER | OWNER OF AVALON EVENTS ORGANISATION

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BOHO-CHIC WEDDINGS

BOHO-CHIC WEDDINGS

BOHO CHIC WEDDINGS

If you are a bride to be and you are looking for inspiration for your wedding, you probably read articles talking about boho-chic, bohemian and rustic and woodsy weddings. If you don’t understand anything what this words mean or what the style really looks like we are here to help you…

First of all, what is a bohemian wedding?. Well, A boho theme wedding is a mix of gypsy, hippie and natural with and artistic flair. This new trend focus more on being in touch with nature and simplicity rather than being very glamorous and extravagant.

A boho chic wedding mainly is about accessorizing with flowers. Having your hair with a floral crown, bouquets with more green leaves and texture, pot plants instead of big flowers arrangements and so on.

The dress is about transmitting a more care free vibe, with one piece, normally with an opt for a long sleeve gown with some lace . With this the hair needs to be also with focused with this “natural vibe” reason why simple crown braids and messy updos is a must in this type of weddings.

Now that you see how a a boho- bride will look like you are probably wondering but where can I have this type of weeding?

The main focus you need to have in mind is NATURE, everything that involves fresh air, contact with the sea or the soil, trees, wood and so on. Forget about places very fancy and luxurious.

Now, finding venues very natural can be complicated but not impossible. Avalon Events is here to make your wedding process easier and if you feel that boho chic is what you are looking for on your big day we have the perfect place to you.

A treasure not yet discovered or properly open to public…

A place surrounded with nature and characterized by being rustic…

A beautiful island close to the south of france…

and the perfect place and venue for bohemian weddings … it is Corsica.

This stunning island offers everything you need to tick all your items of your checklist.

Find out more about this place in our youtube channel where we posted a video of our trip for venue inspection and where we fell in love with this place and its people.

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WHY IS ELOPING A GOOD IDEA

WHY IS ELOPING A GOOD IDEA

WHY ELOPING IS A GOOD IDEA

For many since little having a cinderella wedding is a dream, but for others having an small wedding is an absolute most in life. Because it is more cozy, you are only with the people that has been really there for you, and just because simplicity describes them as a couple. If you are that kind of person have you think about eloping?

First you need to do know what does it mean? Normally eloping is known to run away and get marry anywhere without anything planned, however, that is not truth. A small wedding very intimate with no guests or very few guests can be considered as a elopement.

There many advantages for this kind of wedding and we want to show you why it can be good for you if you still think a party of 200 people doesn’t suits your personality.

AVOID THE STRESS

Planning can be really stressful and more if you need to take into consideration hundreds of others people schedules and tastes or not forgetting excluding someone!

If there is less people things can get easier for you and probably you will have more options to choose from.

NO NEED TO FIGHT FOR WHO WILL BE YOUR BRIDESMAIDS

If you have many girl friends and you have promised to every single one of them that when the days comes she was going to be part of the bridesmaid team and now you have 25 girls waiting for the news… No need to worry about this if you elope. No bridesmaid, so no one will be sad that you didn’t choose them.

BIG FAMILY. BIG PROBLEMS.

When you started imagining your wedding and realized that mixing you future husband/wife family and yours together sums up to hundreds of people… avoid the stress of inviting every single cousin you have and probably you don’t really know and just choose the people truly close to you that will value the moment as much as you.

SAVE MONEY!

Your credit card will be thankful for this and you will save so much money that you can use to start building your future, save for a house or just simply have a longer honeymoon and travel around the world.

Each of these places is exceptional and has its particular charm. Whichever you chose you can be sure that this journey will be unforgettable.

INTIMACY IS EVERYTHING!

When you are in front of your forever person holding hand and reciting your vows you forget about the flowers, the decorations, the people around you.. Is you and him/her in that moment so at the end… is it really all worth it?

Each of these places is exceptional and has its particular charm. Whichever you chose you can be sure that this journey will be unforgettable.

EASY TO TRAVEL IF THERE ARE ONLY TWO

If you have always dream of a destination wedding… Probably it is easier for you to choose less people and it is better for your bank account too! Choosing very few guests or just you and your partner will be definitely be less complicated to booked venues, hotels and the destination.

Eloping is a personal decision. It depends on you personality and your partner’s.

There is no right or wrong type of wedding and eloping shouldn’t be seen in a negative way. The important thing is to follow your own desires and take the path that will begin the happiness with that special person by your side.

Check the wedding that we planned of Megumi and Eiji! if you want to have an idea of how a wedding like this could look like!

And do not hesitate to contact us!

Each of these places is exceptional and has its particular charm. Whichever you chose you can be sure that this journey will be unforgettable.

READY TO MAKE THE NEXT STEP?

LET'S TALK ABOUT YOUR EVENT!

SABINE BAHRY LEMBO, WEDDING PLANNER | OWNER OF AVALON EVENTS ORGANISATION

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WHY CHOOSE A CHATEAU AS YOUR WEDDING VENUE

WHY CHOOSE A CHATEAU AS YOUR WEDDING VENUE

WHY CHOOSE A CHATEAU AS YOUR WEDDING VENUE

 

There is something different about getting marry in a castle. Maybe is the ultimate fantasy thats we have since little to have the happy ever after like in fairytales.

A wedding in castle guarantees a magical day for you and your guests. The beauty of history surrounding you in your big day, towering spires, ornate staircases, lakes, beautiful gardens, and more! Very few venues will offers this much detail and history in just one package.

The beauty of a castle if you choose a small one for an intimate gathering or a big one for a extravagant celebration the charm and majestic vibe of a chateau will be the same  specially the chateaux in France.

If you choose France as your destination wedding the variety of castles you will have are greater, little, big, in countryside, close to Paris and almost in every region of the country.

An advantage of having wedding in a chateau is that everything can be talking care under one roof if you choose to, you can transform the place at your style with personal requirements (of course respecting the condition of the venue) and have onsite accommodation depending if the castle provides it to at least some of your guests.

Your day should be special and remembered! if you have a dream wedding of a princess you can have it! No better place to get marry than a castle with history and beauty all around! You will feel like royalty even if it is just for one day.

For more information about venues and Castles do no hesitate to contact us or look more in our website.

 

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SABINE BAHRY LEMBO, WEDDING PLANNER | OWNER OF AVALON EVENTS ORGANISATION

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