Questions to Keep in Mind When Planning your Destination Wedding

We want you and your guests to say… IT WAS THE BEST WEDDING EVER!

When having a destination wedding, there is so much to think about. That’s why we are here! Everything from salon and spa packages to photography and videography options and beyond.

It’s important to think about, in order for your dream wedding to happen, what MUST it have? What are some features you cannot live without?

If possible, would you like to see the destination before the wedding? Some couples enjoy touring several destination options in person, before committing to a location for their wedding. For example, visiting several resorts and venues can be arranged in a city, or major area. Interested in Cancun? While visiting you can also check out Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, and other popular resort locations.

How concerned are you with your guests being able to afford it? In some cases, this can impact your resort brand, location and overall experience.

What is your greatest challenge right now in planning your destination wedding? Or what do you think will be your biggest concerns?

Do you have a time of day in mind / is a sun set a requirement? For example, we would need to make sure a twilight ceremony time is available at your destination of choice.

What are you most afraid could go wrong with your destination wedding?

What type of experience do you want your guests to have?

Keep in mind, several resort brands offer a 10% discount for Military, Firefighter, Police Officer, or FEMA / disaster assistance workers and volunteers.

If budget is a concern, there is a huge benefit in inviting as many of your friends and family as you can for your destination wedding. The larger the group, the more likely your room will be free of charge. Which will then free up your funds to go toward the wedding.

The more guests you have, the more perks you will receive. For example, the higher the resort credits, the more free offers like welcome cocktail parties, even upgraded room categories.
Share your wedding with as many family and friends as you’d like, because the more people you bring, the more bells & whistles are included. What’s even better, you can pick the perks that mean the most to you.

With most all-inclusive brands, you can get a free wedding for stays of 3 nights or longer. Or, how extravagant do you want your experience? From personal butler service, private executive transfers, the most top-tier suites – over-water bungalows, swim-up suites, the sky is the limit. At certain resorts, even private offshore islands can be made available for your ceremony.

Some brands offer exclusive exchange privileges between resorts. This can be helpful if you want to experience more private surroundings before the ceremony at another location, or during your honeymoon – where you can travel off-property to get away from your destination wedding guests.

Do you already have a location in mind? The most gorgeous tropical islands in the Caribbean, a region known for its turquoise waters and romantic sunsets. From a warm reggae pulse in Jamaica and sophistication in The Bahamas, to jet-setting lifestyles in Barbados and volcanic majesty in Saint Lucia, the paths to your happy place are many – just choose your perfect location!

How much time do you before the wedding date? The longer you have to plan, generally the easier it will make the booking and accomidations for your guests.

Any add-ons that are a must, such as custom welcome events, unique mani-pedi parties, rehearsal dinner, memorable experiences, Bonfire / Firepit Party, fire dancers, tiki torches, floating night candles release, there are so many options!

You have your family and friends available with you, so why not enjoy the experience with some spectacular celebration options.

Everyone can enjoy the fun with special events such as:

• A welcome cocktail reception
• Caribbean themed night
• Celebration dinner
• Bridal party spa day
• Private beach bonfire
• Special-interest experiences including golf, scuba diving, and snorkeling trips
• Wedding after party
• Farewell brunch
• Photo Booth Package
• Half-day, sunset, and party catamaran cruises
• Horseback ride ‘n swim
• Fishing charters
• ATV and dune buggy excursions
• Rainforest zip lining adventures
• Self-drive Mini-Routes tours
• Historic city and plantation tours
• Cultural culinary, music, and art immersions
• Flightseeing helicopter tours and resort transfers