Whether you are eloping in Tahiti – well, an apter term would be the Islands of Tahiti and that includes marrying in Moorea of course, but also in Taha’a, in Rangiroa, in Bora Bora, to name just a few, or you are planning a destination wedding in Tahiti and inviting some happy folks to join you in paradise and attend your Moorea wedding, what are the first things to consider when you start planning?
Find out here.
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3 Things You Should Think Of Before You Start Planning
A Destination Wedding In Tahiti
1. Which Island(s) Do You Want To Visit?
If you’ve settled on a destination wedding in Tahiti, or even just a Tahiti elopement, you’ve probably figured out by now that the Islands of Tahiti (French Polynesia) are spread over a surface of about the size of Europe… this gives you lots and lots of options for your stay! You may choose to stay on just one island for the entire time, then that’s easy. If you’ll be doing some island hoping and visit a few islands, we will need to determine where best your destination wedding in Tahiti is to be held.
With the exception of (capital island) Tahiti’s sister-island Moorea, or the well-known Bora Bora, where most wedding vendors will be available, any other place will have super limited or non existent options for make-up, hair, photographer etc. and you will need to consider flying those vendors from Tahiti. This can quickly add up to the bill, especially if they also need to overnight at your place if there isn’t a return flight for them to go back home on the same day.
2. What Is Your Ideal Budget For The Day?
Nobody likes to think of the money constraints of wedding planning, but having an approximate idea of what would ideally be your budget for the day will help you and/or your wedding planner in Tahiti to determine what your options will be.
Your guest list (if any) will also largely determine many of your planning decisions, as not all places in the Islands of Tahiti can accommodate any size of groups, so you will want to have a rough count of the people who will likely be traveling with you. Determining your budget from the start will help you to make confident and informed decisions throughout the planning process.
3. What Is Most Important To You?
When you think of your destination wedding in Tahiti, what comes to mind first? What is your vision? Some people will want to make sure they spend as much quality time with their loved ones as possible, not just on the wedding day but during the entire vacation, other couples will prefer to leave much freedom to their guests, meet up for the wedding and concentrate on having fun on the wedding day, while it is of greatest importance to some others that the décor and photos are beautiful, in which case a separate photo shooting on a different day or ample time for photos on the day is accounted for (think trash the dress photos, photos around the island, in the nature etc.) from the start.
For destination weddings in particular, the above information will have a great influence on the level of planning assistance you will need. My Tahiti destination wedding packages (and even my Tahiti wedding packages for two, when you elope in Tahiti) vary to include your specific preferences regarding the wedding. More on my full service Tahiti destination wedding packages on this page.
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** last updated on November 14, 2020 **
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