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29 Quick Tips for Anyone Thinking of a Destination Wedding


Are you considering a destination wedding but don't know where to begin with the planning? As experienced and highly specialized wedding travel agents, that's where we come in! A wedding travel agent will take care of the details, sort logistics, and manage travel arrangements for you and your guests. When you have a professional travel advisor and wedding planner team - all that's left to do is make decisions and get excited!

Another item to consider in your planning - Your wedding photos are something you will cherish forever. One of the many perks of destination weddings is the location, especially when it comes to pictures. Your destination's stunning natural landscape will provide you with the perfect backdrop for your wedding day photos. Destination weddings mean that you are surrounded by picture-perfect locations for photos.

Your wedding is a chance for your two families to spend time together getting to know each other. A destination wedding can really be a big group family vacation! Rather than having everyone drive-in for a weekend for a wedding at home, spend a week relaxing at a tropical destination.


TIP #1

Your wedding is one of the few times in your life that all of your friends will be together in one place, so why limit it to only a day?

A destination wedding is a great chance for you to spend time with all of your favorite people, especially if you haven't seen them in a while. Spend the days before your wedding exploring the destination with your guests and enjoy the time together to reconnect. The fun doesn't have to end on the wedding day, either. Combine your destination wedding with your honeymoon for the ultimate holiday with your loved one.


TIP #2

Have you ever wondered how to fly with a wedding dress? To check it, or not to check it. That is the real question!

When planning a destination wedding, your bridal dress will probably be one of the most valuable items you will have to transport. Luckily, most airlines let you fly with your dress as a carry-on, and some even recommend it. The airline crew will be just as excited as you are, and they are usually very accommodating in helping you make sure it stays safe during the flight.


TIP #3

Are you considering a destination wedding in the Caribbean? If so, the time of year you choose to get married matters!

The weather in the Caribbean is notoriously beautiful, but if you go at the wrong time, you run the risk of bad weather spoiling your day. Winter to early spring is the ideal time to plan your destination wedding. It's not as hot and humid during this time, and you will avoid the highly unpredictable hurricane season!


TIP #4

One of the added perks of having a destination wedding is getting to know the local culture. Make your celebrations even more unique by incorporating a traditional local ritual into your wedding festivities. Not only will it be meaningful to you, but your guests will also enjoy taking part in a fun new celebration.


TIP #5

Are you getting married in a city or a popular destination? If so, I've got a tip to make your wedding pictures both fun and unique!

Some of your destination's iconic places are also probably the most crowded, and that's okay! Make the crowds part of your picture. You may even come across some friendly bystanders who will join in on the fun to help you capture the perfect shot!


TIP #6

Plan a wedding fit for a princess when you use an old castle for your venue. All over Europe, grand estates are available for rent and make the perfect backdrop to your fairytale wedding. Most places even have enough rooms on the grounds for your guests so you can all spend time enjoying your big day together!


TIP #7

By the time you finish planning a destination wedding, you will feel like an expert on the location. But your wedding guests might not feel the same.

As the wedding date gets closer, be sure to help your guests with weather and clothing advice for the week. Giving them helpful advice about what to pack not only for the events but for activities around your destination will be a welcomed packing tip!


TIP #8

Are you considering a destination wedding but don't know where to begin with the planning? That's where I come in! A travel advisor will take care of the details, sort logistics, and manage travel arrangements. When you have a professional travel advisor and wedding planner team - all that's left to do is make decisions and get excited.


TIP #9

Trying to decide which sweet treat to serve at your destination wedding? How about all of them!

Rather than having one cake, consider a dessert bar made up of local sweets from your destination. You and your guests will enjoy sampling the various treats, and you can still have a traditional cake made as well. Having a dessert bar is also a great way to incorporate the local culture into your wedding!


TIP #10

Just like planning a local wedding, you'll want a place where you and your bridal party can get ready for your big day. With so much to think about the day of your wedding, having a space where you can all hang out and get ready will help you relax and enjoy the day. As a travel advisor, I'll work directly with your venue to ensure you and your bridal party are taken care of!


TIP #11

Does planning a destination wedding make you feel overwhelmed?

Planning a wedding shouldn't feel like an endless mountain of tasks. It should be a fun and enjoyable experience! As a professional travel advisor, I am here to streamline and organize the planning process for you. I'll take care of all of the details, so all you have to do is make a few decisions and enjoy!


TIP #12

When you think of a destination wedding, what do you picture?

While most people envision a tropical beach, it's worth considering a charming European location. From enchanted castles to charming villas, Europe is filled with dreamy destinations that would be perfect for your fairytale wedding. Whether you want something small and intimate or an extravagant formal affair, your perfect venue could be closer than you think!


TIP #13

How are you showing up to your wedding? If you haven't thought about it yet, here are a few ideas!

Depending on your destination, you can make a really exciting entrance. From a horse-drawn carriage through a charming European town to a stylish boat in the Caribbean and even a hot air balloon, there are plenty of ways for you to make an entrance no one will forget!


TIP #14

The next question after 'When are you getting married?' is usually 'Where?' Is it going to be your hometown, theirs, the city you met, the city where you currently live?

If you're having trouble deciding between locations, settle the debate with a destination wedding. Choose a location that is new and exciting and will be fun for you to explore. It will forever hold a special place in your lives as the place you got married and can be a place you revisit on your anniversary!


TIP #15

Choosing a season is equally as important as choosing a destination. Paris in the spring, the Caribbean in the winter, or England in the summer are all very different from their opposite seasons. When you choose your destination, you also get to pick your perfect season. If you know you want to be married in the fall, I can help you decide which destinations would be best for you!


TIP #16

Your wedding photos are something you will cherish forever.

Many years down the road, you'll look back at your photos and be reminded of that magical day. One of the many perks of destination weddings is the location, especially when it comes to pictures.

Your destination's stunning natural landscape will provide you with the perfect backdrop for your wedding day photos.


TIP #17

Destination weddings mean that you are surrounded by picture-perfect locations for photos.

With so many gorgeous spots, it can be hard to decide which ones to choose!

Along with your wedding venue, I can help you select the best photo opportunities for you and your loved one on your special day.


TIP #18

Big, lavish weddings aren't for everyone.

If you are a couple who is looking for a wedding that reflects your easy-going style, then it’s time to consider a destination wedding.

You can keep the ceremony as small, intimate, and casual as you want with a destination wedding.


TIP #19

If spending time with family and friends is an integral part of your wedding festivities, consider planning a destination wedding.

With everyone staying at the same, or nearby, resort, you can see your guests as much as you'd like before, during, and after the big day.

The beauty of a destination wedding is that your guests get to enjoy a little vacation as well!


TIP #20

Are you recently engaged and beginning the search for the perfect venue?

How about out of the country and somewhere exotic!

Sometimes you have to think a little outside of the box when it comes to wedding planning, and you might just find that a destination wedding is an answer to all of your questions!


TIP #21

I know you want every aspect of your wedding day to be perfect.

From the dress to the flowers and especially your bridesmaids, you want to be surrounded by things and people who make you feel special.

There’s no reason why your venue shouldn’t fall into that category as well!

Choose a destination for your wedding that is exceptional and will provide the perfect backdrop for your special day.


TIP #22

Do you want to plan a tropical destination wedding without the hassle of passports and customs?

Look no further than Puerto Rico!

This US territory is not only stunning, but it is a short flight from the US and does not require US citizens to have a passport to visit.

This means you can travel worry-free to the tropical paradise of your dreams.


TIP #23

It’s okay to be worried about guest attendance for a destination wedding.

While it seems like a big ask to have people travel across the world for your big day, you might be surprised to know how many guests will jump at the opportunity!

A destination wedding is a great excuse to take a vacation and explore a new destination, like the Greek Isles.

Your guests will love your destination just as much as you do!


TIP #24

Like with any wedding, there is still a fair amount of planning that goes into a destination wedding.

Trying to sort the details with your venue from a different time zone can be tricky, but that’s what I’m here for!

I’ll make sure no details of your wedding are overlooked, no matter where in the world you choose to get married!


TIP #25

If you’re torn between a destination wedding and celebrating your heritage with wedding traditions, I can help you to blend the two.

Destination weddings don't mean you have to leave your wedding traditions behind.

You can still have the best of both worlds when you plan a destination wedding.


TIP #26

Your wedding is an event you want to share with all of your close friends and family, and a destination wedding is no exception.

Budgets shouldn't have to hold anyone back from attending.

That is why I provide you and your guests with multiple options for hotels, resorts, etc., that will accommodate all budgets!


TIP #27

Your wedding is a chance for your two families to spend time together getting to know each other.

Why not combine your wedding with a family vacation?

Rather than having everyone drive-in for a weekend, spend a week relaxing at a tropical destination.

A destination wedding gives your families plenty of time to relax and connect, all while celebrating your big day.


TIP #28

Part of what makes destination weddings memorable is the location.

Embracing your destination’s natural beauty, culture, and traditions will make your day extra special.

Whether that’s wearing leis in Hawaii during your ceremony or having Polynesian music and dancers at your reception in Tahiti, you’re sure to remember those moments.


TIP #29

Flowers can be one of the most expensive aspects of your wedding, especially if they are out of season and need to be flown in.

Rather than paying to have your flowers shipped hundreds of miles, why not go straight to the source.

Having a destination wedding means you have access to local flowers that may be specific to your destination.

Just imagine having a beautiful bouquet filled with exotic flowers!


BONUS TIP!

After months of wedding planning and wedding events, a honeymoon is just what you need to relax and enjoy married life.

But a honeymoon is just one more thing to plan. When you have a destination wedding, you get the luxury of planning the ceremony, reception, and honeymoon all at once.

If you have guests coming, you can choose to stay at the same report or a different one if you want more privacy.

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