Curious what wedding packages are available for your destination wedding? Then, keep reading for some insight!
Overall, All Wedding Packages Are Similar
All resorts have wedding packages. And frankly, they are all pretty much the same. What one hotel has to offer, other hotels can provide as well. Most of them include everything from expert wedding designers and basic décor, to sound systems, the ceremony officiant, a wedding certificate, a semi-private dinner, a honeymoon package, and more!
What's a semi-private dinner? "Semi-private" means a dinner reservation in one of the resort's restaurants, sectioned off for your group, creating a "semi-private" atmosphere. There will be other resort guests in the restaurant with you. "Private" on the other hand, means you choose the venue, menu, decor and entertainment, and only your wedding guests are in attendance.
Similar Wedding Package Costs
Most resorts have a complimentary wedding package option, making most resorts quite similar in terms of pricing. We typically recommend taking advantage of the free package if there is one, then add in the pops of customization where it matters most to you. Wedding packages are usually non-negotiable (they won’t allow you to swap spa treatments for a cocktail party) but resorts will have plenty of options for you to add to your liking. Creating your package like this means you can prioritize the things that matter most to you, without paying for things you really don't want or need.
Look for The Best Group Amenities
If you really want to dive deeper into wedding packages, consider comparing each resort’s "group amenities." Some resorts offer a ton of great freebies and incentives for couples hosting their wedding with them, while other resorts will actually charge you extra for having too many guests. We’ll make it easy for you by including the best options on our list of recommendations. The larger your guest list the more important it is to choose a resort with a great group package.
Pick Your Dream Resort FIRST
Since wedding packages are so similar, we recommend selecting your dream resort first. Look at the resort’s amenities, rooms, dining options, beach, pool scene. Does the overall resort atmosphere match the vibe you are going for for your wedding? Can you picture your guests hanging out in the pool and enjoying their time? Once you decide on the perfect resort, then you can customize the wedding package of your dreams.
How to Select the Best Resort
This all depends on your preferences! What amenities are important to you? Are you a beach-lover? A foodie? Want something private and adult-only? These are the things you’ll want to add to your wish list when working with your destination wedding specialist.
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Originally published on 11/30/2020. Modified on 1/2/2024.
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