Attention brides! We know you've got questions - and that's why we've rounded up our most frequently asked destination wedding questions for ya below. Keep reading for insight from the best in the biz!
Frequently Asked Destination Wedding Questions
Q: How do I choose a wedding location and resort?
A: This is often the most difficult part of planning a destination wedding. Our best advice here is to find a travel agent that specializes in planning destination weddings. Anyone can book a trip. But planning a destination wedding for 20, 40 or 100 guests takes a completely different set of skills. Need a recommendation? Reach out to one of the award-winning agents at Romance Travel Group. Destination weddings are our passion!
Q: What will my guests think about traveling to my wedding?
A: Most of your guests will be thrilled at the idea of a vacation with you! Some will be concerned about cost or safety. Your agent will communicate with your guests, answering all their questions and making sure they know everything they need for their trip. Trust us… your guests will RAVE about your wedding. Many destination wedding groups start traveling together every year because they had such a great time at the wedding. They will have a great time, and they will thank you for nudging them outside of their comfort zone a bit.
Q: How much will my destination wedding cost?
A: Legit question! We often say that the couple can expect to pay under $10,000 for the trip, ceremony and reception. This can vary, of course, but it is a good estimate. Your guests can expect to pay about $1100 for a 3 night/4 day all-inclusive experience in Mexico or the Caribbean.
Q: How can I be sure my wedding will be what I want?
A: Most resorts have wedding departments with a team of coordinators on-site that will execute your vision. You can send them photos, Pinterest boards, spreadsheets, etc, and they will recreate the wedding of your dreams. Just about anything you see at local weddings can also be done in destination.
Q: Who will assist us and our guests with all the travel plans?
A: Remember that destination wedding travel expert we mentioned? She will work with each guest to create the trip that works best for them. Some guests will make a week-long vacation out of their trip, while others will only be able to sneak away from 3 nights. No problem! Your agent will handle all the details so you don’t have to.
Q: Ah! There's so much to do - how can I keep track?
A: Your travel expert and the resort’s wedding coordinator will ensure everything has been considered and your big day is executed perfectly. Together, they’ll help you through all the steps and decisions that need to happen. You’ll be amazed at how seamlessly everything comes together.
Why Have a Destination Wedding?
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3 Factors that Determine Guest Costs
Destination: Your wedding costs will rely heavily on the destination you get married in. Our recommendation? Go with one of "The Big 3" - Mexico, Jamaica, or The Dominican Republic! These locations are romantic, affordable, and have the largest variety of resorts under the sun!
Time of Year: Guest costs are also determined by the time of year you get married. For example, the best rates are found during off-season in September and October. Besides the best room rates, you’ll find that resorts have lower occupancy levels during this time, leaving plenty of pool chairs open for everyone. November and December are also good options, as long as you avoid the holidays (when rates and occupancy go way up)!
Resort: If you want the best pricing for your guests - definitely go all-inclusive. When all your meals, drinks, entertainment, airport shuttles and taxes are included, guests can gauge their budgets and plan accordingly. This is especially true for wedding groups, as the cost you pay for private dinners and events is significantly reduced. Convenience is also huge reason couples opt for all-inclusive!
Average Guest Cost Break Down
The Resort: Most resorts charge between $150-$250 per person, per night –but that includes your room, your meals, your drinks, taxes and tips!
The Flights: Two round-trip flights cost around $1,000 depending on airline and destination.
Average Total Cost: For a 3-night/4-day package, each wedding guests will spend about $1,100 - not too bad!
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