Planning the perfect Destination Wedding?
The Tropical Travelers has many wonderful wedding coordinator contacts at fabulous resorts throughout the Caribbean and Mexico. We don’t work with every hotel, only resorts that ensure us your wedding will be everything you dream of.
Planning Your Destination Wedding:
Whether you are planning an intimate wedding for two under a palm tree or a blow out for two hundred in a coconut grove, the tropics is becoming de rigueur for couples seeking an alternative to the usual wedding. Think about it…a barefoot wedding with your friends and family in an exotic locale. What could be sexier! The Tropical Travelers works with our bridal couples to plan the destination wedding of their dreams. Don’t know how to get started or what is entailed, read on…
Today’s couples have friends and family located all around the country. So having enough time to spend with them during the wedding can prove difficult. Instead of just one evening together, a destination wedding can provide you with several days of fun in the sun with your dearest friends and family.
If you are concerned about planning from thousands of miles away, don’t be. The Tropical Travelers has planned many tropical weddings and the truth is, they are far easier to plan than traditional weddings. Hotels in the tropics have staff on hand to take care of every detail. There won’t be any last minute scrambling or headaches. The Tropical Travelers works directly with the hotel of your choice to ensure your wedding is perfect.
If you are concerned about budget, a destination wedding may very well be the way to go. Many times you are likely to have fewer guests, guests that really want to experience this special day with you. So costs tend to be less expensive than traditional weddings and receptions. Many resorts offer wedding packages making planning very simple and cost effective for you and your guests. The Tropical Travelers works with our bridal couples to customize their travel plans, as well as their guests to make it most affordable for everyone.
As far as budget goes, there are a multitude of options available for destination weddings. From intimate 30 cottage inns, to mega resorts offering all the bells and whistles. The Tropical Travelers has 17 years of experience in planning destination weddings. And we look forward to assisting with your special occasion! Many of our bridal couples take into account their guests budgets when planning a destination wedding. They want to offer affordable options to everyone, but still have the wedding of their dreams.
It’s important to give your guests as much advance notice about your wedding as possible. That means sending out save-the-date cards as early as possible so your guests can make the necessary travel and vacation arrangements. The Tropical Travelers recommends planning a year in advance. Once the bridal couple has booked their wedding date and travel arrangements, we recommend their guests contact us to start their own travel reservations. Many couples direct their invitees to a wedding website, where they post their wedding details and travel agency contact information.
In order to begin the destination wedding process, The Tropical Travelers has implemented a $300 non-refundable fee. This is payable via Paypal. Once the payment has been received, we will begin assisting with locating your ceremony site, facilitating wedding contracts with the hotel, reserving travel for guests, acting as liaison with wedding coordinator in resort.
Do you have questions about how to plan your Destination Wedding? Take a look at our FAQ section for more information.
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January 18, 2014
We recently had our wedding in the Riviera Maya and contacted Jennifer Carr at The Tropical Travelers to assist with our planning. The thought of trying to plan a destination wedding was overwhelming to me and that’s where Jennifer came in. Jennifer was able to organize everything that needed to be done, she facilitated conversations with the resort, booked our friends’ and family’s travel and made the entire process seamless from start to finish. She truly assisted in planning our dream wedding and we will forever be grateful to Jennifer!
With thirty-three people attending our destination wedding, we had a difficult time narrowing down the options. Jennifer discussed the pros and cons of several resorts which made choosing the right option so much easier. She was the point person for our guests to contact, she set up their flights and hotel stays and even got a last minute room for a couple who decided the week of the wedding that they would like to attend…even though the hotel was sold out! She went above and beyond with anything we asked for. Jennifer set up an amazing dinner reservation for all thirty-three of us on our last night at the resort. This was such a great way for us all to sit down with our family and relax and enjoy the time we had with them!
There were times that the wedding coordinator on the resort wouldn’t email me back right away. This was where it was very helpful to have Jennifer, because as soon as she would contact the wedding coordinator, we would get a much faster response from them. The wedding itself was breathtaking and truly amazing, without any issues or worries. We were so happy that we decided to do a destination wedding.
Jennifer is very accommodating to any requests. She always went out of her way to make sure we had the best possible vacation. From room upgrades to the honeymoon suite to VIP service in the airport, Jennifer gets it done and ensures the trip will be incredible. We would highly recommend Jennifer Carr to anyone who is planning a vacation or Destination Wedding. She did an outstanding job and we can’t wait to work with her again!