Many couples dream of a destination wedding but the thought of planning a wedding in another country can be a little bit daunting. There are many things to take into consideration, from hire vendors in the area to figure out the perfect venue for you and your guests. But one non-negotiable thing is to hire a local wedding agency. Local wedding agencies are the key: hiring a local one can help you save your time, your money and avoid a lot of stress. Here some reasons why a local expert is a must-have for your wedding planning.
Local wedding planners know the best venues. And because they’ve probably planned multiple events at your specific venue, they know from experience all its pros and cons. Unless the experience of an out-of-town agency there’s no possible way it has the same sort of inside track. Local agencies know where you can and where you cannot do something, helping you craft what you have in mind or telling you if it is even possible at your venue.
A local agency has surely insider knowledge about vendors and has established a trustworthy network. No amount of research will give you all the information it already has about their area. Use this to your advantage and let it serve as your personal directory of reviews and recommendations. There’s no guesswork involved when it comes to choosing wedding vendors at your destination because an experienced planner will already have a list for you to choose from. Not only do they know all the best venues, restaurants, and accommodations in the area but they also have a general idea of how much a service should cost in that area. This will avoid vendors to price their services higher and let you save your money without bad surprises.
A local agency knows all the ins and outs of securing permits to get married on a particular beach, or how to go about legal requirements for a ceremony in Italy. The logistics involved when planning a wedding in another country is tremendous and out-of-town agencies aren’t equipped for it. They can certainly do the research and figure these things out (assuming they speak the local language), but they are going to spend a lot of your time and your money getting the answers to those simple questions or probably referring to a local one and adding this cost to your budget.
When it comes to a destination wedding the biggest obstacle can be the language. Ideally, you will want to hire a wedding planner who speaks both the local language and your language very well. Communication is an important factor between you and your agency. That’s why Wedding Sardinia has a multilanguage team which will assist you from the beginning to the end of this amazing journey. We believe communication is crucial despite the distance and luckily technology makes it easier than ever. We are always available via email, phone and skype.
The main benefit of choosing a planner based in your city or town is that you will get to meet them face-to-face before you start working together. Meeting a planner in person gives you a better idea of whether they will be a good fit for you and your wedding. You may prefer to use someone you know and that makes sense for most weddings but it is illogical if your planner has never been to the country where you are getting married.
But how do you know if the wedding planner you choose is reputable if you have never met? We have 12 years of experience planning weddings in our island and a proven track record of positive customer’s reviews easily accessible through the web. Spend some time reading them and contact us, we will be pleased to know each other and answer to all your questions.