6 Tips To Have The Multi-City Wedding Of Your Dreams

March 7, 2016  |  

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Many of us know how expensive weddings can be — especially if you’re planning one — but can you imagine planning several wedding celebrations in multiple cities?

It happens. In fact, brides Maura McGill and Jess Caragliano recently shared with Refinery29 how and why they decided to have a multi-city wedding in Brooklyn — and Iceland. “While we had never been to Iceland, from afar, it seemed like such a magical place. The ceremony location remained a complete surprise until the moment we walked hand in hand. It involved walking together up a rocky path and around a bend, passing sheep along the way, and then everything opened up with gorgeous rocks and mountain views,” Caragliano explained.

Knowing their wedding location would be international, the couple decided to have a small, intimate ceremony in Iceland with family. Once they returned to the states, the pair also had a drag show celebration for their friends at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. Aside from the lively show, the couple also entertained and served guests with a variety of DJ sets and Mexican food.

So how did the married couple pull of their grand celebrations? Here are their tips.

Find A Planner

In order to plan their Icelandic ceremony, McGill and Caragliano hired the Pink Iceland company to orchestrate the beautiful details of their wedding day. The company helped the brides select an outdoor location at the Thingvellir National Park, centered along the continental divide.

Inquire About Your Job Connections And Perks

Both brides worked at media companies who had connections to their favorite musicians who happened to be residents of Iceland. Therefore, they were able to have Iceland’s very own Sindri Sigfusson and Solely perform during their wedding procession.

Don’t Stick To The Traditional Reception

The brides were not interested in having the traditional reception dinner with speeches. Instead, they wanted to have an event of activities that were representative of the fun things they like to do.

Forget Flowers

Instead of tall centerpieces and expensive runners or drapery, the couple had Lauryn Siegel, a multimedia producer create lightning graphics to be displayed on the walls of the Music Hall’s space.

Go DJ! That’s My DJ

Everyone knows the DJ is very influential in how much fun your wedding guests have. And, even though many would never hire their friends to DJ an event, especially their wedding, the brides curated a list of friends to play a set at their reception.

No Favors

Many of us attend weddings that give us favors that we don’t necessarily need. To avoid having their guests dumping their favors and wasting their money, the brides had their friend design a portrait of their dog to be printed on t-shirts as their favors.

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