If you're thinking about planning a destination wedding, starting the process can seem a little daunting...but we're here to help make sure each step is easy.
Consider the following...these are the items we will discuss together:
Location Do you have a dream destination or somewhere special to you as a couple? Do you prefer the idea of an all-inclusive resort or cruise package? What do you envision for the setting of your wedding ceremony and honeymoon? What sort of amenities and activities appeal to you in a destination? Do you have passports?
Date Do you have a date in mind? (Expect higher rates and reduced availability during peak travel season.) What time of day would you like to be married?
Details How many guests will you be inviting? How many do you think will attend? How many nights away is ideal for you and your guests? Would you prefer adults-only or family-friendly options? Where will you and your guests be flying from? What sorts of amenities appeal to you in a resort/cruise line/destination?
Ceremony Do you want a legal or symbolic ceremony? What do you visualize as your backdrop as you say your vows to one another? What is your overall vision for the day?
Celebration Do you like the idea of a traditional reception? A dinner? A cocktail hour with music? Do you hope to relocate for your honeymoon?When we begin working together...Here are the general steps we take together throughout the planning process (order subject to change), but these can vary depending on travel plans and details. The bride and groom help with initial decision-making, and we take care of the rest!
Obtain all contact information from the bride and groom Discuss destinations/resorts/cruise lines/budget/desired Send initial pricing for complete packages OR land only OR cruise only to bride and groom Contact resort/cruise line for availability of wedding dates and times Choose resort/cruise option and obtain group pricing Determine staterooms/rooms to hold at resort or with ship Secure wedding date and time Submit all necessary documentation to resort/cruise line Submit deposit to hold wedding date Review contract with bride and groom Collect $500 nonrefundable retainer to be applied with final payment for travel arrangements Bride and groom pay deposit on their travel package Obtain guest list from bride and groom Invite guests by sending wedding and travel details (prepared by Destination Travel Co.) Collect deposits from guests Collect final payment from guests / bride and groom Send documents to guests via email or post, including helpful tips and guidelines
Destination Travel Co. Williamsburg Square 25975 Detroit Rd. Westlake, Ohio 44145 ph (440) 835-5700 / f (440) 835-5703 firstname.lastname@example.org