Who said a wedding should be just one day?
One of the advantages of having your wedding abroad is your celebrations don’t have to be restricted to just one day.
As your guests are making a special trip abroad to be at your wedding, why not take advantage of having your family and friends together in the one place at the one time.
Make the most of the time you have with them and give your guests a chance to get to know each other better.
Organising extra activities or celebrations around your wedding adds to its uniqueness and definitely makes it more memorable for your guests. And for you, it won’t feel like all your months of planning are over in just one day.
Below are a few suggested activities:
- Organise a Sight Seeing Tour through a Tour Company or Local Tourist Board.
- Show your guests the best your wedding destination has to offer.
- Take a trip to a local Winery for a wine and cheese tasting afternoon.
- Hire a chartered Yacht or Boat. Have lunch, drinks or dinner aboard.
- Organise a round of Golf at a local Golf Club.
- Pre-wedding day Drinks or Dinner. Find a local Bar or Restaurant that will take group bookings.
This is perfect for everyone to get to know one another before your wedding day.
- Recovery Lunch. Organise a lunch the day after your wedding. This is a great opportunity for everyone to talk about the night that was!
The only thing to remember if you’re organising excursions as wedding abroad extra celebrations is that you have to let people decide whether they want to take part or not, because it’s their holiday too. It is therefore wise to book something that you can arrange yourself, rather than to arrange organised tours which you’ll end up having to pay for if people don’t turn up.
For example, when going to Pompeii we told people what time we’d be at the station and that they could join us if they wanted to come. Once at the excavation, we hired a tour guide on the spot, based on how many people were there (almost everyone turned up). Similarly, with Capri we told them what time we’d be at the port, and all bought our tickets on the boat.
You want to have a brief itinerary planned, but don’t stress yourself out too much by acting as a Tour Guide for everyone.