Last Saturday we had a great Destination Wedding Event at The Victorian House. It was the first of our new series of Save the Bride Events. These events will take place every couple months and allow our vendors to share some of their vast knowledge.
At this event, Carolyn from All About Honeymoons and Destination Weddings emphasized the importance of having a travel agent to help you plan your Destination Wedding. She handles everything from booking room blocks to coordinating potential ceremony and reception sites with your destination staff. A destination event planner is a must when planning a wedding in a location somewhat unfamiliar to you.
Evan Zinser of Zinser Photography also noted the value of bringing along a hometown photographer to your out of town wedding. Because I do most of my work in the area often using local vendors, I had never really pondered such an issue. How will you know your photographers shooting style? How will you view your photos after the wedding? Who will you use next time you need photos taken at home? If you use a photographer from your home town, these questions are easily answered. You can do an engagement shoot to become more comfortable in front of the camera and view your photos with the photographer to choose the best shots.
Our next Save the Bride Event will be coming up after the holidays so keep an eye out on Facebook for more information as it approaches. We look forward to sharing more helpful hints and tips for all aspects of your big day.