Destination Wedding Planners
How to Begin the Planning Process
Decide on your destination.
While this may seem obvious, it is sometimes more difficult than expected. There are many things to consider, especially if you are getting married abroad, such as language, culture, climate, whether you will need passports, immunization records, birth certificates, or embassy consent letters. If you choose a wedding destination in a place like the Caribbean, you are more likely to find resorts that offer all inclusive wedding packages, as well as professional destination wedding planners that make the entire ordeal a lot simpler.
Figure out your guest list.
Typically, destination wedding is a lot smaller and more intimate, including close family and friends. Because of the expense and potential complications of things like airfare, it is a great idea to create a personal wedding website. For example, you can post links to excellent airfares when you find them, or give a detailed list of accommodations that are reasonable—or ones where you have already negotiated a discounted group price. A guest who really wants to make it to your wedding will be thankful for this resource.
Consider hiring a wedding planner.
Good destination wedding planners are worth the cost, especially when dealing with travel logistics and ceremony/reception details. This person should specialize in destination weddings and have excellent reviews. Don’t be afraid to ask for a complete portfolio with pictures of previous destination weddings in order to help you make the right choice.