Maggie + Ben live in California; a beautiful place for a backyard wedding! Well, but so is Italy...
I still remember the phone call from when Maggie told me that she and Ben realized their dream wedding site was in Cinque Terre! She is one of my best friends and the 2 of them might as well be professional world travelers. :)
We immediately started looking into flights and just as quickly got super discouraged by the cost of it all. By being creative and strategic with credit card points (heyyyyyy Chase Sapphire!), we were able to make it happen. But, I know that might not be the case for all of you and your guests!
So today I'm sharing the top 3 ways for your guests to enjoy themselves at ANY wedding, destination or otherwise!
celebrate the view / unique aspects!
1. let’s be real for a minute: your guests are probably going to (or have been to) a lot of weddings this year. so if you’re going to invite them to your wedding and it’s going to cost them $$$ to get there, having your ceremony or cocktail hour inside a nondescript location is not the best way to go about making friends and influencing people, lol. even if you need to go to ceremony plan B due to weather, consider the plan in advance and understand how to maximize that ceremony setup for views as well!
just like Maggie + Ben did; their original plan was to have the ceremony overlooking the water and vineyard (middle photo).
instead, with rain in the forecast and a stunning floral arch that couldn’t be moved at the last minute, they decided to move the ceremony under the pavilion… just as gorgeous (if not more), still with views of the vines!