A destination wedding is a romantic way to start a life together. The settings are idyllic and provide the perfect combination of fun for family and friends with the privacy newlyweds seek.
Another wonderful attribute is that the resorts that cater to weddings are expert in the field and take care of all the details once you are there. That allows everyone to relax and enjoy the event. Those annoying and sometimes frightening last minute details that would be required with a conventional ceremony are of no consequence, because everything is taken care of by the resort; the best of both worlds.
There are considerations that must be addressed up front that will determine the success of the event, depending on what type of ceremony and attendance you desire.
First, is the destination itself. Tropical locations most often come to mind when the term ‘destination wedding’ comes up, but you might choose the mountains, a romantic city like Paris or San Francisco, a lake, cruise ship or many others. The choices are as varied as the people who desire them.
Second, if you want lots of people to attend, consider the cost. Your friends and family will have to come up with transportation costs that are probably more than they would be otherwise and they will need to get a room at the hotel or resort for more days if they want to maximize the experience and extend their stay. Something that will also be helpful in this situation is to announce the wedding far enough in advance to allow everyone to budget for the cost.
Third, it is important that you have a professional help you with the travel arrangements so that there is a central contact person with the expertise to make certain that the trip details for everyone are taken care of so that there are no snags at travel time. They will also be helpful in dealing with the resort to make certain you get everything you want and more.
You may not be aware, however, that every destination, no matter how familiar it may seem, could present its own special set of problems. For instance, did you know that there is a residency requirement for most countries outside the United State; Jamaica two days, Mexico four days, etc.?
There are many beautiful, romantic and exotic options for your special day and we can help you find the exact location that you desire; it deserves our focused attention. And best of all, it won’t cost you any extra to allow us to be of assistance. It may very well cost you more not too, however.
Call us today for a free consultation to find out if we are a fit for your needs – 512-585-7108.