Monday, June 16, 2014

Dos and Don'ts of Destination Weddings

We believe there are fewer places more gorgeous for wedding ceremonies than our very own peachtree state; however, we do appreciate all that a destination wedding can offer blushing brides. As you have probably heard, Atlanta’s florist, Peachtree Petals, is here to help brides in the Atlanta metro area with free consultations, custom made bouquets, decor, hairpieces, delivery and set-up on the big day, and more. What you might not know though is this Buckhead florist can be of assistance as you plan a destination wedding. Here are some dos and don’ts when planning a destination wedding.

Don’t worry about paying for the travel expenses of a wedding party. According to, it is not customary for the bride and groom to provide transportation to and from the wedding destination for the wedding party. While DestinationBride mentions some couples do offer to pay for the hotel accommodations for their honored attendees, most do not. While we suggest you don’t worry about paying for the travel expenses or lodging, we do suggest being clear up front with your wedding party about the anticipated expenses for the destination.

Do give as much notice as possible for guests. Unlike a local wedding, guests will need to plan a bit more in advance to attend your wedding. This planning includes financial planning for travel expenses, requesting time off of work, securing child or pet care for the time they will be away from home, and more. In order to give your guests as much advanced notice as possible, we encourage you to send your save the date cards as soon as you've selected your date and location. Wedding planning sites like DestinationBride and WeddingWire recommend sending your save the dates at least four to five months in advance.

Do include as much information about the wedding as possible when sending invitations. We've recently seen a shift in more detailed invitations with items such as a guide for guests for fun things to do in between the ceremony and the reception, maps, couple trivia, and lodging info. More detailed invitations are especially crucial for destination weddings. We recommend you include location, name and address of venue and lodging, and any excursions or activities you have planned for that time. If you intend to have a reception once you return home from the destination locale, this would be a great bit of information to include in the invitations, and could make guests feel less obligated to attend the destination ceremony but still a part of your special day.

Do schedule a free consultation with's number on Atlanta wedding florist, Peachtree Petals. The ingenious florists at Peachtree delight in working with Atlanta area brides with all types wedding ceremonies and receptions in mind, including destination weddings. As Peachtree Petals works toward creating special destination packages for brides, we want you to be among the satisfied brides who have used Peachtree Petals.

We invite you to browse our extensive wedding portfolio at or call today to speak with one of our knowledgeable staff members.

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