Process for the coordinating wedding day majorly depend upon the type of wedding being conducted and the laws of that country.
The coordinator has to make sure that there is a proper arrangement for guests to be transported to the wedding destination. Once the guest have arrived the coordinator has to provide proper instruction about the seating arrangement required based on the type of marriage like for church of England marriage it is required that the family of the bride sits to the left hand side of church and bridegroom to the church right side along with their friends.There should be books that are to be provided to the guests which include whole program and different prayers required as the coordinator has to keep in mind that even the guest might be new to this experience.
Proper process details should be provided to important people such Ring Holder, Flower girls as they might not be aware about what needs to be done.
The coordinator should have a proper checklist which would have all the details of activities required for the wedding day. The coordinator should make sure that the things are done according to the checklist.
Even though the overseas wedding is planned. But there are still chances of haphazard things which might happen. Below are few problems that may be encountered in overseas wedding.
Legal Documents: The legal document might change in overseas wedding. As things are to be done in short notice so there can be some mistakes like misspelling of names of bride or groom in visa documents. If something of this sort happen the whole wedding can be cancelled. So while filling the important document for the visas should be given due attention.
Luggage Misplace: As the bride and groom attire also play an important role in overseas wedding. They generally carry their attire and jewelry in their luggage. It can happen that their luggage goes missing.
Budget: The changes made in the last movement give great impact on the budget. As if the names of the bride or groom got misspelt in visa documents, then correction work would give an additional cost to the wedded couple.
Language: The coordinator should arrange for a translator. As in different countries there are different languages and legal work is done according to that country. So for getting married there would be need of a translator who would play a role of an intermediate between the registrar and the wedded couple.
Visa document for the guest: Visas for the parents and the important friend may not be approved by the embassy, which would result in them not being able to attend the marriage (Matlins, S.,2000).
Food: It may happen that the guests would not get the food of their choice. As different countries have different cuisine. So the coordinator has to pay extra attention towards the arrangement of food.
It might sound bit difficult an event to coordinate keeping in mind the aspects such as legal requirements and being within the law of the overseas country. It does require lots of coordination, but if proper planning and effort is made well in advance, then this could be memorable event not only for the bride and groom but also for the guests attending their wedding.
While selecting the country for their wedding the bride and groom should also make sure that they are aware about the law of that country and the legal aspects which would come into the picture.
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