Planning a wedding can be a tremendously stressful process, but you will be surprised that planning for a destination wedding could be simpler and easier. Nowadays, people are even looking for places that are more adventurous type like Cape Town which is considered as one of the most unique cities for people to get married. Thanks to its vast variety of stunning venues and outdoor wedding locations, which is one of the world’s top destinations for marriage ceremonies.
But how to get the planning started?
SET YOUR STYLE AND BUDGET/
Renate Prinsloo, the owner of Unforgettable Events, a Cape Town based Events Company comprising of daughter and mother, told us that wedding couples should plan a wedding that is true to who they are as a couple. Fashions come and go, budgets differ, but this is a celebration of your love, so make it “personal”. Add rituals or ceremonies that are meaningful to you. At the end of the day, it’s just a big party; the most important part is the marriage that comes after.
Renate Prinsloo，既是一位女兒又是一位母親，是一間於開普敦為基地的event company, “Unforgettable Events” 的負責人；說道一對新人於籌備他們的婚禮時不可忘記要忠於自己！時尚風格來來去去，預算各有不同，但對你來說這是一個愛的慶祝；所以一定要令到你能夠有一個”個人化”的婚禮。例如加添一些對你來就有意義的禮儀或儀式；不過說到尾，這都祇是一個社交聚會，最重要的還是往後的婚姻生活。
When it comes to a lifetime event, you would definitely want to engage the best photographer/videographer who can capture the most memorable moments, especially when you have spent your hard work, money and planning. So working with a team of carefully selected service providers to deliver truly unforgettable events is important.
BE CREATIVE / 要有創意
Don’t limit your creativity even though it’s a destination wedding. “I’ve been blessed with some really fantastic customers and events; from an Alice in Wonderland Wedding with shoes as table décor to a Venetian wedding with masks as boutonnieres.” Renate said. “However, I think my favorite was the British man, living in Taiwan, who used us to plan a surprise Cape Town wedding for his Spanish fiancé. He chose Cape Town because his grandparents got married here in die 20’s, so we combined elements of vintage Cape Town with elements from the East, where their home is. Proteas… orchids… lace… all very romantic.”
Don’t try and do it all yourself, you should just be enjoying the day. Don’t sweat the small stuff; you’re the only person who knows if anything is not absolutely perfect. Hire a professional or delegate to people you trust. Or nowadays, it is common to have a wedding coach to guide you in the planning process. This is basically a crash course for couples about the do’s and don’ts of planning a wedding. Whether they are doing it themselves or with the help of a professional, most couples feel bewildered about where to start when planning a wedding. This enables couples to confidently and effectively plan their wedding. “I’m very excited about the idea of empowering brides with the tools they need to have a (relatively) low-stress wedding planning experience.” Renate said.
緊記請別所有事都親力親為，因為你在婚禮當天祇應該完全投入作為主角的一天。即使出現了少問題也別太介懷，因為是沒有人會知道的！聘用一位專業人士或委派一位你信任的人作為你的代表打點一切，其實現今已很流行聘用婚禮統籌去指導整個統籌過程；他們會跟進一切事宜告知你什麼該做什麼不該做。不過無論如何，很多新人於籌備婚禮時計劃如何開始都會覺得十分迷惘！不過一個專業人士可使夫婦可以放心地規劃自己的婚禮， Renate說道: 我很高興能夠使新娘可以憑她們所需的技能去自主地策劃一個低壓力的婚禮。
Thanks Renate who share with us her stories here. Remember that these are only a few of the key things for planning a destination wedding. To find out more, you can contact Renate here! They do “unforgettable” birthdays, anniversaries, and corporate functions too.