A remote wedding would not have been the right choice for me, because I’m a huge people person. However, I know that bigger weddings can be very overwhelming to some couples. For that reason, a remote wedding may be just the thing. I invited Brandy Mars on to share with us some of her secrets to a successful wedding of this type.
Here’s what she has to say-
It’s not uncommon to want to make your special day a little more special by choosing to get married in a dream location. After all, beach weddings are not a trend without reason! They emphasize the beauty of the ceremony by making it a little more private between your trusted guests and your spouse.
In a way, a remote wedding makes it a little more precious than others. Additionally, this is for your guests also the occasion of visiting a new place and maybe planning their next holiday trip! Remote weddings don’t happen by magic.
They need a lot of preparation. Typically more than a local wedding reception. There is the best surviving guide for a remote wedding ceremony: How to make it work for everyone and to create unforgettable memories without any of the stress of not being at home.
Find A Great Location
For a start, let’s talk about the obvious one: You need to find a location that is synonymous with magic and romance. In short, you will need a little more prep than just putting pins into countries that look interesting on the map. There is a variety of locations, whether you are looking for a beach wedding, a mountain reception, or even a ceremony in the middle of a natural and untamed landscape.
Beach weddings remain a favorite for most couples. You will need to find a location that is easy to reach for your guests, but that offers the privacy that you crave. Mexico is a dream location if you are after a quiet beach wedding, especially with the option to hold your wedding in Los Cabos, at the tip of the Baja California Peninsula.
This will provide you with the perfect mix of sun, sea, and sunny landscapes surrounded by open, colonial architecture and amazing local art shops. You have all the luxury you need without being in an urban area.
Maintain The Connection To Your Darling
Remote wedding receptions are exciting: Not only are you getting married, but you are doing it in a wonderful holiday location. So it may be easy to let the excitement take over and come in between you and your spouse. This is something that you need to fight during the day actively.
Remember to make time to enjoy this moment together, smile at each other and remember why you are getting married. It can be difficult to relax but try to nevertheless. After all, the only thing that you need to do today is to love each other. So focus on the little moments spent together during the day. Nobody will care if your voice trails off as you recite your vows or if your hair is not perfect. Love is all that matters.
Look After Your Guests
The main issue with remote locations is that they are not like at home. So it’s important to plan your reception around making your guests feel at ease and comfortable. If you have chosen a beach wedding, remember to have baskets of customized sunglasses for them, or elegant parasols. Outdoors weddings need to account for the weather in the preparations. In short, this means that you need to keep your guests cool if this is a hot day, and hydrated.