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Destination Wedding in Charlotte

Destination Wedding

It is all about creating that romantic escape! Destination weddings are on the rise. And we have a few tips for planning an unforgettable destination wedding.

The Destination

A destination wedding is about the destination. The location is key to creating the experience. This will be the romantic place to create your forever memories. You will be searching for an incredibly romantic venue near your honeymoon adventure. We have a few tips for choosing your venue and bringing your vision to life.

Destination Wedding Venue

One of the reasons brides plan a destination wedding is to avoid the empty spaces that involve décor and expensive wedding designers. When brides are searching for the destination wedding venue, they are thinking about an all-inclusive wedding venue. An all-inclusive wedding venue includes all of the furnishings, décor, chinaware, linens, and a professional wedding designer to stage the space. This avoids costly rentals and the stress of coordinating all the moving pieces from afar.

Destination Wedding

Creating the Theme

Weddings have themes, however dramatic or subtle they might be. Explore the location, architecture and foods to inspire your wedding day. Venues with in-house designers and planners will be able to coordinate the pieces and bring your theme to life. As a rule, choose three wedding colors that complement each other and match your theme. Your floral arrangements should consider the season and the types of blooms from the region you envision. Get creative with your décor.

Following the Timeline

A destination wedding follows a unique timeline. You should always secure your venue before planning any other details. If you book an all-inclusive venue, you will avoid rentals and décor; however, you might want to hire a few vendors. You will probably want catering to match your theme, a photographer, entertainment, a wedding cake, bouquets, wedding attire and an officiant. Make sure you have secured your vendors at least six months prior to your big day. Do not forget to plan all of your transportation and hotel accommodations at your destination location. Travel is essential to creating a destination wedding. Plan your travel details on your timeline with your wedding day.

Inviting Your Guests

Destination weddings come in all shapes and sizes. Regardless of the size, you will probably want a few important people there. Make sure you design your invitations and invite your guests well in advance, especially if your destination wedding requires distant travel. Your guests might need the extra time to plan the getaway. If travel is not required, you should send out invitations about six to eight weeks before the big day.

Destination Wedding

Breaking Traditions

A destination wedding is designed to break tradition and do it all differently. You might still have an engagement party, rehearsal dinner, bridal party and bachelor party celebration; however, the timeline and experience could take a different shape. The rehearsal dinner is usually planned by the groom’s parents to take place a day or two before the wedding. When planning a destination wedding, this step can be accomplished a little sooner to prevent rushing between events. The bridal party might be moved up on the timeline as well. The bachelor and bachelorette parties might take place at the destination location. It is acceptable to leave some events out of the planning. This type of wedding is about doing it differently.

Destination Wedding

Crystal Ballroom Charlotte

Plan your destination wedding in an elegant ballroom at Crystal Ballroom Charlotte. Travel to this breathtakingly beautiful destination wedding venue that is surrounded by music, nightlife, hotels and a complete honeymoon experience. Crystal Ballroom is an all-inclusive wedding venue that includes all of the furnishings, décor, chinaware, staff services and professional designers to make your wedding day everything it should be. Create a destination wedding with Crystal Ballroom.


We invite you to discover the
Crystal Ballroom difference found in the unparalleled elegance and uniqueness written into the design of each of our venues. The themes are as limitless as your imagination.

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