Choose the Right Wedding Planner
Planning a destination wedding especially in a foreign country has its special challenges in comparison with a local wedding. You are then well-advised to hire a wedding planner with professional knowledge, skills, and networks in your area and in Greece, as well as the comprehensive experience in destination weddings.
You should look into specialists since they will likely have the right connections to the suppliers and service providers in both countries. This will work to your benefit, too, because discounts, freebies, and special arrangements can be made on your behalf.
You must, of course, look at the training, track record, and traits of the wedding planner and the company he/she works for. You will want to ask for a team of planners, too, in case you have a large wedding entourage. You may even want to engage the team’s services in case of a plan for team activities in Greece for the wedding guests.
Trust the Planner’s Instincts
You will likely have definite ideas about your wedding vision including the theme, colors, and menu, a must for couples since it will be their day to shine. But you must also be willing to listen and to trust the instincts of your destination wedding planner. You hire him/her, after all, to look after your best interests, wedding-wise, so a listening ear will go a long way.
Besides, you chose the wedding planner because of his/her comprehensive experience in destination weddings – he/she lives and breathes weddings, so to speak. You will be doing yourself a great disservice with closed ears.
But you must also share your wedding day vision from the initial consultation to the duration of the wedding planning phase. You are still the client and, thus, your personal preferences will still be respected – and followed, for that matter – but keep an open mind to the wedding planner’s suggestions. Your wedding will likely be better for it.
Delegate the Legwork and the Small Stuff
The foremost reason for hiring a destination wedding planner, especially in a foreign country, is to allow yourself the luxury of excited anticipation – no worrying about the small stuff, no hassles about running after vendors, and no getting stressed about stuff. You should then let the wedding planner perform the legwork and sweat the small stuff, including dealing with difficult guests.
After the success of your destination wedding, you may be encouraged to hire the same company for event planning in Greece. This is a savvy decision especially when it has a reputation for being a reliable event marketing agency.
Emmanuel highly recommends Amuse Greece, which specializes in destination wedding Greece for couples and their families who want to enjoy a great wedding in the beautiful European country. Clients are highly satisfied with the company’s wedding planning projects.