Personalization is Key

Personalize Your Destination Wedding

March 7, 2017
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If you’ve been on Pinterest as much as we have lately, you’ve seen the amount of personalized touches being incorporated into weddings these days. Recently, personalization has been at the forefront of wedding planning and destination wedding couples are utilizing the concept to its full advantage, and even taking it up a notch! Getting married abroad lends itself to so many opportunities for personalization and we’re here to share our favorite ideas for every type of couple!

For the Avid Adventurers

Take advantage of your beautiful locale’s surroundings and get out and see what it has to offer! Group excursions are a great way to incorporate your favorite activities into your wedding weekend, all while having a memorable experience with your closest friends and family. If you’re seeking adrenaline, try zip lining through the jungle, swimming with dolphins or touring the backcountry on ATVs. If a low-key soiree is more your style, a sunset catamaran cruise would be the perfect fit.

For the Culture Seekers  

Mark your wedding territory by taking inspiration from your destination’s traditions and culture. If you’re getting married in Mexico, maraca favors and mariachi bands provide great entertainment for guests, while wine cork place cards and monogrammed olive oil bottles serve as the perfect details for a celebration in Italy.

For the Foodies

We don’t blame you if your taste buds are already gearing up for an adventure abroad. Many destination wedding locations offer amazing cuisine for those needing a good old fashioned food coma. Talk to your resort’s chef to see if there are any local or national dishes he/she recommends adding to your menu. For an extra unique touch, research if the region has any wedding cake traditions, such as a croquembouche in France or a Jamaican black rum cake.    

For the Musically Inclined

Sing it out! Your love story is as personalized as it gets, so why not take that to the next level by creating your very own song about your experiences together? If you’re not one to be able to fill a page with meaningful lyrics off the top of your head, don’t fret! Companies like SongFinch will take your story and turn it into a memorable gift to use for your first dance, reception entrance or just a private song for the two of you to cherish for years to come.

Take charge of your destination wedding details and be sure to add your unique stamp throughout your celebration; not only will your guests appreciate the thoughtfulness, but you’ll have special memories to look back on fondly, too. For more destination wedding planning inspiration, head to!

Photos courtesy of (in order of appearance): Sarani Photography (1st & 4th) and White Diamond Photography (2nd & 3rd).


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