The Sweet Christian Bride

Destination Weddings

by admin on July 2, 2013 in Logistics, Venue with No Comments

If you are anything like I am and buckle at the thought of sifting through airline deals, visa requirements, and transportation costs, you are probably also intimidated at the thought of a destination wedding.

Travel logistics are an art that I have never mastered.  Maybe you haven’t either, but if you are a bride who has dreamed of a wedding on a tropical beach or in a hillside castle, there are resources out there to help you plan your destination wedding with some ease.

First, your planning time line will be slightly different from a non-destination wedding, namely earlier travel plans and invitations, as well as travel-specific details such as securing a passport or visa if necessary.  Following destination-specific wedding time lines that are created by professionals will help keep you on track.

Second, you will most definitely need a wedding coordinator in order to juggle international vendors (and even just international time zones).  If you get married at a destination wedding resort, you can often choose a wedding package that comes with built-in coordination and vendors.  If you are starting from scratch, make sure you find a coordinator who is either familiar with your destination or is internationally savvy.

Thankfully, sites like Destination I Do Magazine website, in their Resource Directory, offer some coordinator leads based on different countries.  They also have built-in travel leads for coordinating group flights.  Or if you want personalized travel consultation, there are also companies who specialize in concierge destination wedding and honeymoon travel.  They design your travel for you based on reputable relationships that serve your particular needs.

Destination weddings have become a hot market, which serves you because of all the resources that are now available to you online.  All you have to do is search for the ones that will be helpful to you (which is a very easy task to delegate to an available bridal party member if your schedule is already saturated), and with a click of your mouse, you will be well on your way to your dream wedding. 

Wherever you get married, ¡felicidades!, félicitations, congratulazioni!

Photo © Barbara Helgason –
Article originally published on April 27, 2011.

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