Destination Wedding Tips

Destination wedding planning Timeline

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Dreaming of a tropical destination wedding in a beautiful setting? It is possible if you consider the following tips and work with a certified destination wedding planner that you trust to make sure that your special day goes the way you pictured it.

The timeline for planning is not set in stone, but a good rule of thumb is to begin planning at least a year before if not more. The popular destinations & resorts sell out quickly, and you want to be sure to have your choice of the perfect one for you, and not have to settle for what may be available. It is your special day, and it deserves to be just how you want it.

The following timeline is a good place to begin!

12 – 7 months before:

  • Set your budget
  • Begin working with your specialist to decide on a location & resort
  • Check availability of wedding dates and confirm your selected date with your wedding planner
  • send out save the date cards
  • work with travel specialist to reserve group accommodations
  • ask for deposit & final payment dates from your romance travel specialist for all wedding related travel

6 – 4 months:

  • choose wedding attire
  • finalize group travel arrangements with your romance travel specialist
  • review documentation required with your specialist
  • send out invitations
  • confirm wedding package & extras selected
  • confirm details with onsite wedding coordinator

3 – 1 month:

  • plan out seating chart
  • personalize your ceremony
  • print programs, place cards, menus, etc.

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Destination Wedding Planning Tips

Planning a destination wedding takes a lot of time and can be stressful if you are trying to do it yourself. Here are our top 3 destination wedding planning tips to help make the process much easier.

destination wedding planning tips

Know before you go – the requirements for a legal wedding to take place in your chosen destination. If you just want a symbolic ceremony performed it will save you time, money & a lot of extra work.

destination wedding in MexicoBudget for extras – the free wedding packages you see do not include everything that you will want to make your day extra special. Tiered wedding package inclusions are for a certain number of guests only and each additional guest will cost you more. Package enhancements such as larger wedding bouquets, upgraded photo services and special wedding decor will add to your cost.

destination wedding planning tips

Hire a professional wedding planner – trying to get information from onsite wedding coordinators can be like pulling teeth sometimes. Most onsite coordinators will not begin finalizing your plans until 3 months before your wedding date; why wait when you can have everything completed much sooner. It is an additional investment to make, but you will have peace of mind and does not cost as much as you think.

Lucky n Love Travel will take care of all of your group travel arrangements and help you choose the perfect resort. Our partners at Destination Dream Weddings will help you coordinate and plan the perfect wedding day.

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4 Wedding Day Tips

Your wedding is one of the most important events of your life. Getting ready to walk down the aisle should be both relaxing and a fun experience. Here are our 4 wedding day tips to kick start your celebration.

4 wedding day tips

1. Start The Celebration

Getting ready is the beginning of your celebration. Host a wedding breakfast or brunch for yourself & your bridal party in your bridal suite; complete with some sweet treats such as cupcakes and a little bubbly.

4 wedding day tips

2. A Little Pampering

Hire a hair & makeup team to come to you, so you and your entire wedding party look & feel their best.

4 wedding day tips

3. A Simple Thank You

Getting ready is the perfect time to give your wedding party a little thank you gift; to thank them for sharing your special day with you.

4 wedding day tips

4. Final Touches

After your hair & makeup has been applied, it is time to get dressed. You will want your photographer on hand to capture photos of the process; these pictures will create memories of your wedding day that you will cherish.

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