The biggest trend to hit weddings in the past decade is the destination wedding. Whether on a Caribbean beach or in the Italian countryside, more and more couples throw their weddings far from home. The idea is an exciting one, but planning long distance can be complicated . . . . In The Knot Guide to Destination Weddings, Carley Roney and JoAnn Gregoli break down the unique process of planning from afar--from deciding on your destination to whether or not you should fly in your officiant--and all the legal and practical considerations in between. Armed with a variety of experts on the subject, tips, and lessons from couples who have been through the experience, this book is jam-packed with checklists and practical, insightful advice from wedding people in-the-know. With so many intricacies to take care of, couples "wedding away" need a clear game plan. The Knot Guide to Destination Weddings ensures no detail, big or small, will fall through the cracks. The authors tackle: -picking out and booking the perfect location -listings of the top wedding spots worldwide -establishing the wedding budgets -hiring planners and/or vendors from a distance -the etiquette of destination weddings -countless ways to make your wedding unique -legal marriage requirements for foreign locales -planning a full weekend of events, including the reception, rehearsal dinner, and guest activities -using the Internet to coordinate the event.
About the Author
Carley Roney is at the helm of the world's favorite wedding brand as editor in chief of TheKnot.com and its sister site, TheNest.com. She is the author of seven wedding books from The Knot and has appeared on Oprah, Today, and The View. Joann Gregoli is a decorated event and wedding planner with offices in New York, Los Angeles, and Rome.You can learn more about Gregoli and her work at elegantoccasionsbyjoanngregoli.com