Deciding who to invite to your wedding is difficult and even more so for a destination wedding.
We are here to help! Our latest blog is designed to help you make those all important invitation decisions. Though it's not always so cut and dry; it may go some way to help you decide who to invite abroad and who to celebrate with at your pre or post-wedding bash at home.
Following on from our previous Blog “Should You Consider an Elopement Wedding”, we wanted to share our top Dos and Don’ts for elopement weddings because, let’s face it, there are going to be those within our inner circle of family and friends that would prefer you to marry at home; however, there are also going to be those that’ll be so excited to join you on your destination wedding, if you’ve decided to invite along a limited number of those you love to share your day with you.
1. Do have a Reveal Plan
Whether it’s before or after your BIG day, telling your family and your closest friends personally will go a long way to saving hurt feelings and getting them on board. Make sure you’ve planned what you’re going to say and ensure you’re both in agreement. You don’t have to explain yourselves, but consider their feelings when they realise that they may be missing out on seeing you on such an important day
2. Hire a Local Wedding Planner
Photo credit: Duke Photography
There was a pretty ring, a couple in love and a tropical beach... read Matt and Linka's proposal story from the beautiful island of Koh Tao
Matt, 28 years old and Linka, 29 years old.
The Proposal Venue
Whitening Bar & Restaurant, Mae Haad, Koh Tao.
Utterly romantic with a beachside view.
To elope or not to elope? That is the question! There are so many options for weddings nowadays, from the full traditional shebang to the local Registrar or City Hall to getting hitched in your favourite field with a celebrant. However for some of us, we’ve realised that we’re hankering for something else, which, after much discussion, unfolds into an elopement wedding.
This option no longer means disappearing off to marry in secret, without a word to anyone. There are pros and cons to any wedding, whether you’re at home surrounded by family and friends, or it’s a spur-of-the-moment decision; but in reality most ‘elopement’ weddings aren’t spur of the moment at all.
Photo credit: Lauren Fair Photography
Whether you’ve planned it well in advance, or you've spontaneously decided that now is the time to pop the question, then what better way to surprise your other half than with a romantic proposal on a tropical island! Koh Tao, in the Gulf of Thailand, is the perfect place to provide you with that once-in-a-lifetime and jaw-droppingly beautiful backdrop to your proposal.
Here we’ve put together a list of ideas for proposing on Koh Tao, or on any tiny island – wherever that may be!
Feeling adventurous and don’t mind a bit of a hike? Koh Tao enjoys some of the most stunning views in the world, so why not take advantage of them and make your proposal and the obligatory proposal selfies as breathtaking as the vista.