I am two months to my wedding and I am still getting things done...I am doing lots lots of DIY things and definitely will post to provide ideas to everyone as some ideas or help.
The reason why I write this today is because "you live and you learn". Planning a destination wedding is not as easy as people think, specially when you are overseas; there are lots of information, details and things that we don't know at the moment of planning and making decisions, even if you do a site inspection there are plenty of things that are missed. You will find brides who really do a full research and have plenty of time before their wedding which I think is great, but honestly no every bride is on the same time line and there are tons of information that gets overwhelming and confusing...therefore important things get missed. When I started this journey I wish I had an expert in the area who I could ask directly and get answers in a timely manner, I will tell you that would have a clear idea that would have helped me better.
As we go on this planning there are things that we discover later and perhaps when our choices have been made.
There are plenty of things to learn on a destination wedding planning journey like events that happen at the wedding day, the resort, locations at the resort and its employees, vendors offered by the resort (very important), set up fees, vendor fees, distances between the activities you plan to do, local tour companies, reviews "true and tried", surrounding locations, off-site resort options if you want to take it out, wedding planners in the area (non resorts), things to do for your guests, music on your wedding day, live bands, cakes and cake toppers, flowers, ceremony decor, officiant, what kind of ceremony, what kind of canapes,gazebo/palapa/beach reception, center pieces and costs, travel with all the stuff to your destination, airfare fees for your excess baggage, rules to bring your items in the destination country, decoration and who will do it for you and how much, even the wedding gown some times is a regret.....in other words..many details.
I definitely have my regrets and I wish I could change them but it is too late for us, therefore I will do my best to live and enjoy our special day!!!
I just cannot wait until this day happens!!...AND Since I am 2 months to my wedding day and there are plenty of brides with tons of questions, doubts and brides with regrets on what they wished they had done but didn't do it.
I want to ask you to kindly post what you wish you have done or chosen but you did not, this will help others for sure to make decisions. Thank you!!!