Destination I Do! : Tips to help plan your destination wedding
So you've decided that a destination wedding for your I do is right for you, and you're ready to move forward with plans. But the biggest question is looming in your mind: how are you supposed to pick a location?
The world's a big place, and there are numerous locations that you could pick for your wedding. So many, in fact, that you're not even sure where to start.
As planners based in Arizona, one of the top locations for Destination weddings, the majority of our couples are planning from a far! We know it can be tricky picking so we are giving you some tips we have used to help our local clients go for their dream destination affair.
Let's use Las Vegas as an example:
Check the Calendar
What is one of the first questions someone will ask after you've announced your engagement: "when's the date?". When planning your perfect destination wedding don't forget to check that calendar before booking! Las Vegas, Nevada for our example is an oasis in the middle of the desert! This means some of the months you thought would be great for a wedding in your home town, might be too warm! The month of June ranges from 92-96 degrees! If you're planning on spending time at the pool this may not be an issue, but for others, that outdoor ceremony might get a little toasty.
Talk to a Pro
Just because there may be a chapel on every corner in Vegas does not mean you want your nuptials there! We know that some of the most beautiful hotels around can be found on the Vegas strip, too! However, that doesn't mean you want to be stuck with all of the responsibility that can come with booking, coordinating, and executing a gorgeous wedding! We recommend you work with a planner who can walk you through the steps to get you down the aisle. Even if you prefer to do most of the leg work on your own, a planner can assist you on the day of your wedding. They will be coordinating the movements of your caterer, rentals, transportation, etc, while you are busy enjoying your big day! Definitely worth a conversation!
Research Destination Wedding Packages
Did you know that Vegas.com offers endless possibilities for travel for the destination bride? You can find flights, lodging and ore, bundled together for one quick and easy payment like an insider! It takes seconds to punch in your travel dates and be met with search results for all the best hotels and flight prices. Not to mention they have the best collection of the best chapels in Vegas and their categorized list of locations for all different styles of weddings at your fingertips. It's a great place to start your research. Once you have some ideas, if you can afford to, book a trip to visit your destination. You can discover a lot in person!
Bottomline, there are resources and people to help along the way. A destination wedding doesn't have to add stress to an already emotional process. Do you best to enjoy the journey!