How to Plan a Destination Wedding

So you’ve got the ring and you’re ready to plan! Next question is — where to?

From the beaches of Punta Cana, to the jungles of Riviera Maya, it’s important that every detail of your destination wedding be perfect from “yes” to “I do”.

How to Plan a Destination Wedding:

1. Book with an agent

Planning for your big day is stressful enough. Why make it more stressful by worrying about the flight, the transfers, the arrangements and the rooms?

Agents can help recommend the right resort location based on your needs. They will also know additional information such as where to find the best beaches or which resorts suffer from hurricane weather during wedding season.

2. Choose a resort that your guests will enjoy

Keep in mind that your guests are investing a lot of time and money to be there on your big day. Make sure to select a resort that will offer accommodations, activities, food, etc. your guests will enjoy.

3. Pick the right wedding package

Wedding packages vary depending on the resort you choose. However, a travel agent can help narrow down your options based on your budget and needs. Most packages should come with a dedicated onsite wedding coordinator, bride’s bouquet and boutonniere for the groom, a wedding cake and more.

4. Plan to arrive at least three full days prior to the ceremony

You’d be surprised how many future bride and grooms-to-be actually miss their flight to their destination wedding. And depending on which resort you choose, there may not be another available flight until the next day; especially for resorts located near smaller airports. Most resorts even require you to be there a few days ahead of time for this reason. You’ll also want some time to get things in order for the wedding and of course to relax and decompress before the big day.

5. Know the requirements

Marriage requirements and document legalities vary depending on where you choose to get married and may require you to provide everything from your passport to a local blood test. Make sure to communicate with your travel agent about everything you’ll need before your travels.

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