Planning a Destination Wedding in Tahiti

posted on 2014-04-13 by Nelly Grange
As you can often read Tahiti is a real hidden paradise but why? Why is it different? It is all together exotic, authentic, far from it all and is simply ideal for reconnecting with your beloved ones think of beautiful smiles, exotic flowers, peace and absolute quietness, and think of not just having a couple of hours with your guests but a couple of days to get your nearest and dearest together, and actually spend quality time with them! How does that sound?

My first advice to all couples planning to get married in Tahiti is to get professional assistance from the very beginning lots of couples hire a planner after they have tried to plan the event themselves only to realize they should be the bride and groom on the day of their wedding and not the planners. Getting the help of a Certified Wedding & Event Planner who has been assessed by an industry-recognized educational institute that upholds certain industry practices and standards of operation, insures that you have every detail covered and peace of mind for you and your families.Having a professional and reliable person on location (especially if you are unable to visit in advance of the wedding) to listen to you and understand your wishes and the wedding youre envisioning is a necessity. A professional planner will be your eyes and ears until you actually get on site.

My next advice is to assess that person and make sure that he/she has a good knowledge of the language and the local culture, but with whom you can communicate seamlessly as well. If not fluent in French, the language barrier may lead to some miscommunications with your vendors, who do not all speak or write English, not mentioning that Internet connection in the islands of Tahiti is not everywhere.

Getting to the planning itself, a couple having a destination wedding in Tahiti should take that opportunity to showcase the local food, culture and islands dcor. Whether it is leaning towards traditional French or Tahitian-style, this will distinguish the wedding from the domestic weddings all guests in the wedding party have previously been to. French caterers / restaurants for example are not so used to the American or Australian custom of providing guests with multiple options for each course (for a plated dinner that is). While theyll adapt to the couples requests, couples should be flexible, too, and keep in mind that not everything is readily available in such remote locations (remote is most likely the reason #1 why you chose Tahiti in the 1st place) and that some items might not be available at all. Go with the flow and concentrate on what you feel your guests will enjoy the most.

You are going for a destination wedding in Tahiti to have some exoticism, to have something different. This alone is KEY and a great way to reflect your personalities as a couple. As with a home, planning a destination wedding should all be about location, location, location The warmth and kindness that we met with during our stay in Tahiti was something that completed our wedding experience and made our guests feel at home. a couple said. So if you were thinking of planning a destination wedding to the Islands of Tahiti, stop thinking and start planning!

About the author: Nelly Grange
In 2013, having managed resort operations, sales, marketing and event planning in French Polynesia for over a decade, Nelly decided to merge her passion for the islands of Tahiti, her love for all the details that go into planning a wedding and creativity into one and launched wedOtahiti. When I decided to get in the wedding industry, I knew that I needed a certification that would teach me the ins and outs of the business. I graduated as a Certified Wedding & Event Planner because I knew that this would well complement my Masters Degree in Hotel Management & Marketing, and would give me the knowledge and skills to help every couples dreams come true with minimal amount of stress and frustration.

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