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Questions to Ask Yourself When Planning Your Destination Vow Renewal

March 7, 2023
Words by Kinsley Brown
Photos courtesy of Henry Tieu Photography

Destination vow renewals are becoming increasingly popular among couples who want to celebrate their love and commitment to each other in a unique and special way. Whether you’re planning to renew your vows on a beach in Hawaii or in a quaint little chapel in Italy, there are several things you need to consider before you start making any arrangements. Here are some questions you should ask yourself when planning your destination vow renewal.

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Where do you want to renew your vows?

The location you choose will set the tone for the entire event, so it’s important to choose a destination that is meaningful to both you and your partner. Consider places that hold special memories for you or that you have always wanted to visit.

How many guests will you invite?

The size of your guest list will determine the type of venue you need and the logistics of the event. Keep in mind that a destination vow renewal will likely be more intimate than a traditional wedding, so it’s important to be selective with your guest list.

What is your budget?

Destination vow renewals can be expensive, so it’s important to have a clear idea of what you can afford before you start making any arrangements. Consider the cost of travel, accommodations, venue rental, and any other expenses that may arise.

Will you hire a wedding planner?

Planning a destination vow renewal can be complicated, especially if you’re not familiar with the area. Hiring a wedding planner can help take the stress out of the planning process and ensure that everything runs smoothly on the day of the event.

What type of photography do you want?

Do you want traditional posed photos or something more candid and spontaneous? Consider the style of photography that best reflects your personality and the tone of your event.

What type of ceremony do you want?

Do you want a traditional ceremony or something more modern and personalized? Think about the type of ceremony that best reflects your relationship and the commitment you’re making to each other.

What type of reception do you want?

Do you want a formal sit-down dinner or something more casual and relaxed? Consider the style of reception that best fits your personality and the location you’ve chosen.

What type of attire will you wear?

Will you wear traditional wedding attire or something more casual and comfortable? Consider the climate and location when choosing your attire.

Planning a destination vow renewal can be an exciting and rewarding experience, but it’s important to take the time to consider all the details before you start making any arrangements. By asking yourself these questions, you can ensure that your event is everything you want it to be and more.

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