Savannah is the sweetest and after hearting practically all of her wedding photos I can attest that the beauty of their wedding day was IMMENSE. Their day was heartfelt, it was precious, intimate and meticulously designed. It also happened at a non-wedding venue, 1500+ miles away from her home. SKILLS.
WHAT ARE SOME POTENTIAL DIFFICULTIES IN PLANNING A DESTINATION WEDDING?
For Savannah, and perhaps for you, not being able to go to the venue before the big day can feel like a huge obstacle. Not being able to see what is there or understand the layout or the dynamics of the space.
Try to visit at least once, maybe by pairing a trip with your engagement photos, OR hire a planner who knows the space well.
It's also imperative that you plan well, since you likely are not wanting to lug boxes and suitcases full of wedding decor on an airplane. Savannah made a shopping list, arrived early before the wedding, and took care of business before relaxing and enjoying the weekend. The details she picked were truly impactful, so I think the minimalist approach here will serve you well.
PLAN SMARTER, MAKE WISE DECISIONS
Even though Savannah and Matt's venue wasn't a wedding venue, they had hosted weddings on the property before, and they were set up for events. Meaning there were things like a small deck for the dance, lighting and speakers, tables and chairs. This always gets forgotten when thinking of weddings, Savannah forgot one other major thing - listen the episode to hear what.
Basically they planned a destination backyard wedding and if you are doing the same, be sure to read this blog post all about how to do it well.