How to Plan a Destination Wedding: Step-by-Step Guide

So you’re considering a destination wedding… welcome to  information overload land. Between resort ads screaming “pick me! pick me!”, the TripAdvisor reviews that totally contradict each other, and the feeling that you need a PhD to determine what this will cost you, planning a destination wedding can seem a bit overwhelming. By “a bit”, we mean extremely overwhelming. Grab a glass of wine and take a deep breath – it doesn’t have to be so complicated.

 

Courtesy of our award winning destination wedding travel agents, here’s a sneak peek at what you’ll find inside our exclusive Step-by-Step Guide to Planning a Destination Wedding:

1. Make A Date With Destiny

Before any other decision, choose your date. Learn why it will affect every other decision and what dates you should avoid.

2. Play The Numbers Game

We promise you don’t need a PhD to figure out costs, but you do need to budget and we’ll make sure you have all the info you need.

3. Destination: Wedding

There is no “best”; there is best for you. Keep some key details in mind about the affect your date has, and how to find the right spot.

4. The Best Resorts

There is also no “best resort”; there is best for you. Learn what to look for, how to compare and why “free” doesn’t mean totally free.

5. The Fine Print

There is a lot of fine print – learn what to look for and how to make sure you’re maximizing the value of your destination wedding.

6. Lock It Down

Now that you’ve found your spot, don’t waste time before locking it in! Learn what to expect in the contracts and what deposits are due.

7. Get Your Guests Ready

Although destination weddings require less planning time, it will requires more notice for your guests. Learn what the timelines look like.

8. Bills, Bills, Bills.

That fine print we talked about? There are due dates in there for decisions, paperwork and payments. Know what the timeline looks like.

9. The Final Countdown

Things move quickly when you get inside the 90 days leading up to your wedding. Learn what to expect so you aren’t caught off guard.

10. Pop the Champagne!

With our guidance as a secret weapon, you’ll be able to sit back, relax and watch the destination wedding of your dreams come to life.