As you plot the details of your wedding day and perhaps begin to weigh the benefits of enjoying a two for one experience – wedding and honeymoon – there certainly are some hot tips to take into consideration. While Hawaii may be an obvious answer or a romantic getaway in Tuscany perhaps even the growingly popular beaches of Phuket, but we have another suggestion. Planning a destination wedding in Hoi An Vietnam could mix your taste of East and West, spark the curiosities of your guests and work as a happy mid-point for everyone. The beautiful old town of Hoi An is picture perfect and an ideal wedding locale overseas. Bouquet & Buttonhole, the first destination wedding agency in Vietnam, along with a fabulous team of locale vendors, and one enthusiastic real couple, set out to showcase the small coastal town’s allure. Terralogical captured the scene that unfolded at the La Siesta Hội An resort and spa in this stunning floral packed gallery.
Planning a Destination Wedding in Hoi An Vietnam
Part of the charm of planning a destination wedding in Hoi An Vietnam is knowing that this Southeast Asian trading port is one of the few ancient towns to stay intact. The town retains an interesting fusion of local and foreign cultures, especially those of China, Japan, Spain, and France. A grid of over 1,000 crumbly, bright yellow houses and shops stand side by side, lining the town’s streets with plenty of pagodas and family temples woven in between. An open market and ferry quay stand along the river bank. Lanterns, that are lit during the evening hours, are strung across Hoi An’s narrow streets. For this three-day shoot, they centered around the couple’s favorite hobbies. Having met in Germany, Clara and Clement share a diverse cultural background and are planning a destination wedding in Hoi An Vietnam themselves. Bouquet & Buttonhole incorporated their passions for riding bikes, canoeing and simply walking the streets of this historic picturesque town together.
Regardless of where in the world you get hitched if you have decided on planning a destination wedding – take a few deep breaths – and consider this sage advice:
Choose a location that is meaningful to both of you. Your choice of destination should have all the resources you need. If you are planning to have a large guest list, the quaint town with one hotel probably isn’t going to accommodate everyone.
Notify your family and guests well in advance. They most likely want to enjoy your destination wedding as a mini-vacation for themselves too and need time to plan for the expense.
Embrace the local vendors and hire a pro that specializes in destination weddings. They will help in saving on costs for your décor budget by incorporating a native flavor from showcasing the land’s blooms and cuisine. They can also cut down of the stress of the language barrier making executive decisions for you. If a planner isn’t in your budget, look for a resort with a specialized on-site coordinator.
Pad your trip with extra days before you walk down the aisle. Ideally, arriving at least five days early to finalize decisions and do a hair and makeup trial.
Keep in mind the destination when selecting your dream dress. Breathable, lightweight fabrics work best in hot, humid locations. And never, never check your dress when you travel. Carry it on board and you can have it press and steamed when you arrive at your destination.