Destination Weddings – Things We Love

For persons having a wedding in another country we love love when brides and grooms incorporate little elements from that country into their wedding. See below for some ideas:

1.  For welcome bags or wedding favours include little momento’s such as coffee, spices, spa items etc.  from the country you are having your wedding not only will your guests enjoy it but it helps support the local economy

2. Have your guests try some local cuisine. Try and include at least one item  on the menu from that country. Not only will it make interesting conversation but its something different for your guests to experience.

3. One of my all time faves. A few years ago I had a client who really wanted to incorporate Jamaica into her wedding and in Jamaica a fruit cake/rum cake/ black cake is a must at any wedding. So she ordered it for her wedding cake and they loved it. She came back for her anniversary a year later and I had to have some made and sent to her hotel. 

4.  We at Helen G Events love love brides and grooms that are charitable. Alot of times destination weddings are held in locations where the economy is not so great. So I love when clients take an hour out and give a small gift donation to a local school or children’s home. It’s always always appreciated.

5. Have your guest experience apart of the country they are visiting by arranging a tour of some sort. Instead of just staying at your hotel the entire time arrange a tour for your guests so that they can have some great experiences as for many of them this is their yearly vacation.


32 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. beethankful
    Jun 15, 2012 @ 21:26:25

    loving the charitable support as outline above


  2. yollyscott
    Jun 16, 2012 @ 12:45:55

    lovely suggestions


  3. yollyscott
    Jun 23, 2012 @ 17:16:06

    loving # 2…..a lot of brides now only offer local cusine on the menu for the wedding reception.


  4. yollyscott
    Jun 23, 2012 @ 17:17:00

    where I work, i also see where a lot of the wedding parties and the guests doing #5.


  5. yollyscott
    Jun 23, 2012 @ 17:18:04

    I really like that because it boosts the economy, helps us get repeat and new visitors to the island and great advertisement and promotion for us.


  6. yollyscott
    Jun 23, 2012 @ 17:19:21

    Big up to the wonderful destination wedding photographers that we have that do wonderful work, like Devon Shaw, Merric Cousely, Courtney Chen and others to just name a few,


  7. beethankful
    Jun 23, 2012 @ 17:20:04

    Great list


  8. beethankful
    Jun 23, 2012 @ 17:20:58

    supporting local business is always great for the country


  9. beethankful
    Jun 23, 2012 @ 17:21:49

    Ackee and saltfish, our National dish is a must


  10. beethankful
    Jun 24, 2012 @ 17:24:52

    add a little spice to the menu with our Jerk Chicken


  11. yollyscott
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 06:58:30

    woiiii……a dat nice.


  12. beethankful
    Jul 08, 2012 @ 20:19:04

    Jamaican fruit cake is a MUST


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