If you have started to think about planning your destination wedding, there is a good chance that you’re stuck on finding the perfect resort. You’ve probably started looking, found a few resorts that you like, but then suddenly everything starts to blur and look the same. As travel professionals, we know exactly how to start narrowing down the possibilities to discover resorts that are perfect for what our couples need for their wedding. Here are some key points to consider:
Mexico, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic top the list of wedding destinations, given the abundance of all-inclusive resorts and flights. More resorts and flights usually create a better value. The more exotic destinations can definitely be alluring, however, the longer flights and increased costs are factors to consider.
The number of guests greatly influences your resort choice. A small 20-guest wedding has much different needs than a large 100-guest wedding. Larger groups should look for resorts offering a great group amenity package, which typically include reception, cocktail party and other financial incentives. More guests means more expenses, so seeking out resorts that cater to larger groups will really help with your wedding budget.
Are you inviting anyone under the age of 18? If so, you'll need a family-friendly resort. Adult-only resorts require all guests to be over the age of 18.
Budgets matter, too! Quality all-inclusive resorts generally charge $200-$280 per person per night. Your wedding date can significantly affect this cost. If guest budget is high on your priority list, consider an off-season wedding date.
Making the Final Decision
In the end, location, group size, guests, and budget are all crucial in choosing the right resort. Weigh each factor carefully, keep an open mind, and trust your instincts. After all, it's your special day!
Remember, a destination wedding isn't just a ceremony... it's an experience, for both you and your guests. Choosing the right resort plays a key role in creating unforgettable memories.
Need more help? Our team at Romance Travel Group is ready to offer personalized planning assistance for your big day. We've been to the destinations and resorts and can expertly match you to the perfect location. Our services are free. Why not give us a try?
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