Do you want to get married somewhere in Kenya, far away from your home? Is a destination wedding really the right choice for you? Well, it could be. You can have a destination wedding if you are getting married for the second time or when renewing your vows just to experience something different. You can even choose a destination ceremony if you are having a first-time wedding.
Many couples are opting for destination weddings Kenya because they either love the idea of getting married in an intimate environment or due to budget limitations. Whatever your reasons for choosing a destination wedding are, you need to plan well for this unique occasion. The challenges that come with planning a destination wedding in Kenya can be quite unique. It’s best if you plan well beforehand.
Below is a list of our 5 helpful tips to plan a memorable destination wedding in Kenya.
1. Have an accurate guest list
The biggest issue with destination weddings Kenya is that many of your friends and family won’t make the trek. Some will not come due to financial reasons whereas others just don’t like the idea of travelling so far from home. Make sure your guest list is accurate or you’ll spend so much money on reception and wedding site only for a few people to show up.
2. Make it different
The purpose of having a destination wedding is to host an occasion that is different from what most people are used to back at home. There’s no point of bringing the same old ideas to your destination wedding. Choose a ceremony site with unique scenery and incorporate natural decorations and the best cuisine during the reception.
3. Shop for wedding resorts
There are lots of resorts in Kenya that offer couples destination wedding packages. Shop around for a resort early enough especially if you’ll be getting married during the peak months: August-October and November- December. A destination wedding package will help you to save so much on wedding items. Some wedding resorts even throw a party for free if you book their venue.
4. Choose a nearby honeymoon destination
If you’re having a destination wedding, why not choose a honeymoon location that is close to where you’ll be getting married. You won’t have to travel again for your honeymoon plus you’ll cut down on the extra costs. If you can get a destination wedding resort that can double up as a honeymoon spot, you’ll be good to go.
5. Choose your wedding vendors early
Remember that most vendors don’t do destination weddings and even those that do charge a lot to travel across the country to provide a certain service. So we’d advice you to choose vendors who are locally based at your destination wedding location. But make sure you get the best destination wedding photographer in Kenya. It’s going to be cheaper and more convenient.