Wedding Planning | Tips & Etiquette For Planning A Destination Wedding

Wedding ceremony at Harper Fowlkes House


Planning a wedding can be stressful, trust us, we get it! By adding a destination wedding to the mix, wedding planning can quickly become confusing as to what you should and should not do. That is why we are here to help you understand the etiquette of planning a destination wedding with these five destination wedding planning tips!

Destination Wedding Planning Etiquette


1. Giving guests time to plan

By informing your guests about the destination wedding in advance, they can make any personal arrangements necessary. Be sure to use your wedding website or an app like APPY to send out live updates to help keep your guests informed.


2. Providing destination recommendations

Help guests traveling to your destination by providing recommendations on places to stay and things to do while they are in town for your wedding.


3. Offer transportation options

If your wedding is not easily accessible or centrally located, be sure to offer transportation suggestions or arrange group transportation.


4. Make your guests feel welcome

With destination weddings, many guests book time off work and often travel a great distance. So, be sure to show your appreciation and make them feel welcome. One of our favorite ways to do this is through wedding welcome bags!


5. Schedule a weekend of events

Suppose your destination wedding is taking place over a weekend. In that case, we encourage you to extend the celebrations leading up to and after your wedding day. For example, host a welcome party the day before your wedding and a farewell brunch afterward.


When working with a destination wedding planner, we not only help take the stress out of wedding planning for you and your fiancé, but we want to ensure your guests have an amazing experience! We believe that no matter the destination, it should be a memorable experience for all!

No matter your destination, we want to hear from you! Fill out our inquiry form here to get the process started. During your consultation call, be sure to ask us how you can elevate your destination wedding weekend and make it a unique and memorable experience for all!

Bride and groom photo at Forsyth park fountain
Wedding ceremony at Harper Fowlkes House
Wedding tent with blush pink linens and chandelier
Ballroom with blush pink linens and tall centerpieces
petite cakes on gold cake stand


Photography | Kati Rosado Photography
Design+Planning | Design Studio South
CeremonyVenue | Harper Fowlkes House
ReceptionVenue | Mansion on Forsyth Park
Baker | Vanilla And The Bean
Florist | Gray Harper Florals
Hair + Makeup | Emma Collins Beauty
Ceremony Music | JL Music Service
Second Line + Cocktail Hour Pianist | Equinox Orchestra
Reception DJ | First City Events
Rentals | Event Rental Works
Linens | Nuage Designs
Invitations+PaperGoods | Kara Anne Papert
Transportation | Old Savannah Tours