FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

Five Destination Wedding Mistakes To Avoid

by Suzy Guese

Oct 13, 2014

© Leonid Dedukh | Dreamstime


Planning and carrying out a successful destination wedding isn’t always easy. You must finagle vendors across far distances and facilitate all of your guests in a locale you may know next to nothing about. Perhaps more so than your standard wedding, destination weddings leave the window wide open for mistakes to occur. Don’t make these five mistakes when plotting and carrying out your destination wedding.


Failing to give your guests enough notice

Destination weddings require more notice than standard weddings. While proper etiquette usually dictates invitations should be mailed three months before the wedding, for a destination wedding, you might want to mail those invites at least four months in advance.


Trying to entertain everybody

For some brides and grooms, they feel obligated to entertain all of their guests throughout the wedding weekend. For destination weddings, this can be particularly true, as you have whisked your guests off to a foreign location. Couples shouldn’t try to entertain everybody during their destination-wedding weekend. You will end up spreading yourself too thin, creating stress in the process.


Placing your wedding attire in checked luggage

Whether you are the bride, the groom or the flower girl for a destination wedding, you will want to carry on your wedding attire, rather than checking it on the flight. Couples should advise everyone in their wedding party to do the same so as to avoid that lost bridesmaid dress at baggage claim.


Avoid locations that are too remote

While you might want to get married on the most deserted island, your guests might be angry about the cost and time involved to get there. Destination wedding couples should have realistic expectations on their location. Extremely remote locations could produce a very small crowd in attendance.


Never visiting your destination wedding location before the wedding

Some couples leave all the planning of their destination wedding up to vendors on the ground at their location. However, you don’t want to arrive to your destination wedding and be completely in the dark. Couples should arrange at least one visit before their wedding to make sure their vision and vendors are on the same page.



Insta Feed
Destinations / North America
May 21, 2024

New Eateries Opening in Grand Central Terminal, New York, This Year

The iconic Grand Central Terminal in New York City welcomes new restaurants this year, representing a vibrant mix of industry innovators and beloved eating and drinking destinations.

Greece: A Life-Changing Experience

Experience the life-changing destination of Greece by exploring its island gems in the Ionian Sea. Scattered off the western coastline of Central Greece, to the south of Peloponnese, the Ionian Islands are an island group comprising large and small islands.

May 21, 2024

7 Must-See Sites in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

It’s time to start dreaming of your next trip. Here are seven must-see sites in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Destinations / North America
May 21, 2024

Where to Dine in New Jersey This Summer

The food scene in New Jersey is not shabby, but if you’re hungry for something extra-special, you have options in the Garden State this summer, as three restaurants and chefs received James Beard nods this year.

Interior Upgrades Begin Rolling Out Across United Fleet

United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.

May 20, 2024

Renaissance Albany Review

A recent, quick, overnight stay at the 203-guestroom Renaissance Albany Hotel offered a perfect location for attending an event at nearby MVP Arena, and then sightseeing around the capital city the next day.