What do you have to gain from a pre wedding planning visit to Cyprus and is it for you?
Booking a wedding abroad can be daunting for many reasons. Number one being not being able to jump in the car and visit your venue in person. Even so, you don’t have to be kept in the dark until you arrive in Cyprus. Many couples are choosing to visit Cyprus before their actual wedding, to view the venue, finalise some plans in person and meet their suppliers. These are just a few things a pre wedding planning visit can entail.
Even during Covid, couples are making the trip to Cyprus maybe just for a weekend of planning. If you’re considering arranging a visit, here’s some of the things we can organise.
Stand in the spot your vows will be exchanged. Marvel at the views that will wow your guests. Envisage how to lay out your dinner tables. Visiting a venue always feels different to viewing it online, despite all the videos you can get from your planner! Discuss the menu with the chefs, get to know the owners and staff who will be there to ensure your day is a total success. Cyprus is known for its hospitality and everyone involved in your day just wants you to have the best time. Making those connections early on is a lovely way to feel welcomed when you come back for the big day.
Surely one of the perks of wedding planning?! Settle in for as much cake as you can handle. With Love Island Cakes you can chat to the team about designs, décor and flavours for your cake as well as edible favour ideas. Sample different sponges, creams and filling combinations until you find the perfect match. This is sure to be an important reason for a pre wedding visit!
PRE WEDDING SHOOT
You might have had an engagement shoot at home to mark the occasion, but what better way to get to know your photographer than a romantic shoot on location? I often hear often how nervous brides are about being in front of the camera, well this is a fun and relaxed way to get used to your photographer and the way they work before the big day. Plus you can use the photos on your invites or wedding stationery. After your pre wedding visit to Cyprus, with some beautiful photos in hand, you're sure to feel a lot more comfortable about the big day itself.
CHOOSE YOUR ACCOMMODATION
As much you try not to turn in to a travel agent, many of your guests will turn to you for advice about where to stay. While you’re here, get to know the resort. Check out where some of the hotels or villas are located and check you’d be happy staying in that area. You might want to book something extra special for your wedding night or a large villa for getting ready with the girls. It’s a great opportunity to check that these places are worth the extra splurge and will be fit for purpose.
HAIR & MAKE UP TRIALS
One of the biggest concerns for the ladies is their hair and make up. We all have our favourite hair dresser at home and as much as we might love to, it’s not always possible to fly them to Cyprus. I can arrange for you to have trials and consultations with hair dressers and make up artists, so you can rest assured knowing your beauty needs are going to be taken care of. It will give you peace of mind to have the trials on a pre wedding planning visit than it will just a day or two before the wedding. Make the most of the trial and have it done ready for the engagement photo shoot!
MEET WITH ME!
We can meet over coffee, lunch or wine to discuss your questions, go through your day and finalise plans to your hearts content. No matter how many face times or phone calls, it’s always great for me to meet you in person too, to get to know you a little better. I’ll accompany you on your venue viewings and supplier visits and hopefully leave you feeling confident and relaxed about the big day.
PRE WEDDING HOLIDAY
Wedding planning can be stressful, even with a planner on hand! So treat yourselves to a few days of well earned rest and relaxation. Take some time just the two of you before the big day and simply enjoy each others company. Create memories in Cyprus to make the place even more special when you return to eventually tie the knot here. You’ll also get to experience what the resort and weather is like at your chosen time of year too. Maybe you can make some fun plans for when the rest of your guests are in resort.
Whether you want to book up first from the UK, and visit Cyprus mid way through your planning or you’d rather come to Cyprus and get the ball rolling in person, I’d be delighted to meet with you here and talk all things wedding. Having a wedding planner in Cyprus is about so much more than the wedding day itself, I’ll be with you throughout the whole process, start to finish, UK or Cyprus. Can’t wait to meet you!