Tips and Advice

Musts for Traveling Lovebirds

As we’ve seen, there’s a trend of destination weddings to the Portland area including the wineries and coastal towns. We could not be more thrilled that nationwide and globally, Portland is regarded as a hot spot for lovebirds to exchange their vows and start their lives together.

In preparation for your travels and while planning from a distance, potentially- we’d like to give you a few key musts as a traveling couple. Whether coming to Portland or going elsewhere for your destination wedding, keep these things in mind as you’re planning and preparing.


Research from afar might be complicated. Connecting with a local wedding planner in Portland is one of the first suggestions we like to make. Facilitating the vendor selection and being your feet on the ground will help tremendously. Some of our favorite highly experienced destination event planners are J29 Events, MH Events and Gather Events. Come to Portland one or a few times before the big day! Finding time to visit for final tastings, venue tours, and vendor meetings is important. It doesn’t have to be all business- it’s important to come and just enjoy all Portland has to offer.

Preparation leading up to

The preparations for the actual flight and trip should begin no later than a couple weeks before. As you should already have accommodations and transportation booked before or within a month of, packing for your trip to Portland can be one of the more difficult of the tasks. We recommend making checklists of what essential items you may need and any items you foresee adding on your way back. Depending on your event, you may want to research costs and plans for shipping things back to yourself should you have the need.

Well laid plans in preparation for your trip to Portland for your wedding will allow you to feel less unnecessary anxiety. In keeping yourselves well organized ahead of time, executing will be a breeze. Your trip will be filled with more excitement, less nerves. We wish you safe travels!

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