What is a destination wedding?
A destination wedding is when a bride and groom decide to have a non-traditional ceremony and tie the knot far away from home in an exotic dream location. Free of the hassles and work of a traditional catered affair, they choose a sunny, exotic beachfront local and invite family and friends to celebrate.
Why do couples choose a destination wedding?
It truly is one stop shopping! You explore resorts we suggest, choose menus, flowers, ceremony locations, signature cocktails, and photographers on line in the comfort of your home. You can even combine the wedding with an extended honeymoon. A 7-day destination wedding getaway is the perfect way to spend time with family and friends together as they celebrate your nuptials at an all-inclusive property.
Are destination weddings more or less expensive than traditional weddings?
Much less! Generally they are up to 60% less than planning a catered affair in their home town. The ease of having everything included with an all-inclusive resort: food, drinks and gratuities makes a destination wedding an easy and affordable choice. A city wedding can start at $10,000 for a simple affair – $4000 for food and drinks, $2500 for the planners, $1000 for flowers, $2500 for photos, $250 for invitation, limo etc.
How far in advance should I plan my destination wedding?
Brides can begin research about 12 months from departure, and we can begin the booking process within this period. If you decide in February to have a wedding in May, we can make that work as well. Booking in advance helps us to price shop for you with travel suppliers who are offering reduced pricing and incentives for early bookings. It allows couples time to organize a guest list and provides your guests plenty of advanced notice to properly schedule their time off so they can join in the festivities.
How do I choose a destination wedding location?
This is where we really excel. We have visited hundreds of resorts and established good working relationships with owners and on-site staff so we can suggest resorts that are perfect for you and your needs. Our insights will also find you resorts that fit within established budgets for you and your guests. Our services include a complimentary planning meeting in person by phone or email depending on your location and needs.
How much does a destination wedding cost each guest?
We work with each guest to customize their individual needs, budget and vacation time to correspond with your wedding plans. Our extensive supplier contracts worldwide allow for exact stay periods designed to accommodate each guest. Our primary service standard is to exceed your guests’ expectations with every available cost option to join in your very special day.
Do I require a wedding coordinator at my destination wedding location?
Yes. Dedicated resort wedding planners work hard to ensure your flowers are perfect, that the reception happens on time, that the music is perfect, and that dinner is served on time. They help with menus, flowers, and ceremony locations before you arrive. Once you are there, you will tour the property with them to ensure every detail is covered. We act as a liaison between the resort and the couple ensuring that all wedding details are covered before you depart.
Why do you require a $250.00 deposit?
This is simply a good faith promise. Upon completion of booking your wedding, this is refunded back to you. Our travel specialists put a great deal of time into ensuring your wedding is a success. Your refundable initial deposit ensures our all of our complimentary and extensive services are there for you from start to finish.
How much do you charge for your services?
Our Destination Wedding consulting services to you are absolutely free! Yes, FREE. We are compensated by our suppliers, such as airlines, hotels, and resorts therefore don’t charge you anything for our services. Our services include:
- A dedicated travel specialist from the start to the return from your wedding
- Destination and resort consultation to find the perfect resort for you
- Wedding date confirmation with the resort of your choice
- Best possible pricing and assistance for you and your guests’ travel plans
- Complimentary custom wedding invitation
- Continued support until the completion of your travel plans.
Who do I call if there’s a problem?
Call us! We are available to answer your phone calls or emails 7 days a week. We work weekends and extended hours so you can be assured you and your guests will receive the information and help you need throughout your destination wedding planning and vacation. It’s part of our superior service standard available to all clients.
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