How to Plan the Perfect Destination Wedding

Have you always dreamed of walking down the beach to marry the love of your life? Do you imagine the sound of waves crashing as you say your vows or a light breeze through your hair as you say, “I do”? There are so many tips and tricks to remember when planning your destination wedding to make sure your day is perfect. The agents at AurTravel can book everything for you, from hotels to hair and makeup artists, they can assist you with making sure everything is handled for you!

Date, Time, Place = Everything for a Destination Wedding

Congratulations! What an exciting time in your life! The first step in planning your wedding is picking a date that works for you and your spouse. Once you have your date, check the availability of the potential venues in your preferred destination. That being said, busier times of the year for certain destinations will be more expensive or booked solid. Try to visit the destination and venue before your wedding to make sure there are no surprises or features of the property you do not like. Choose your wedding vendors carefully; talk to their references and thoroughly read reviews. Reach out to former clients about their experience working with the vendors you are interested in.

Wedding Guests and Budget

The next step for planning your picture-perfect wedding is notifying your guests in advance. This will allow them to make arrangements and save up some money to travel. With that said, figuring out the budget and who is paying for what is going to be very helpful. Are you paying for half of the wedding party’s plane tickets or wedding attire only? Do they need to find their own way there? These are all very important things to discuss with your future spouse and families that are involved in the planning. Don’t be offended if some people can’t make it. Destination weddings can expensive and some people don’t have the budget for a trip.

Patience is Key with Planning

Another thing to keep in mind is that locals tend to run on “island time.” Be patient with vendors and staff, as they probably do not have the same urgency with tasks as you do. That being said, try to be flexible and don’t sweat the small stuff – no day is ever perfect. However, a good wedding coordinator can make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible. Make sure you plan your budget with a little extra set aside for expenses that might pop up during the planning process.  Try to arrive a few days early, in case of flight cancellations or delays. No matter what, your day will be wonderful!

There are so many resources out there to help plan a perfect wedding. Resorts and hotels usually have a team assigned exclusively to weddings and event planning. Make sure you relay what you want and what you are envisioning for your special day, Pinterest is going to be your best friend through the wedding planning process. The travel agents at AurTravel can help you plan and book your dream wedding, whether it’s in Iceland, Mexico, Hawaii or anywhere else in the world! Call them at 402.891.6909 to get started!

Jessie Curry graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and regularly stage manages for theatres in Omaha. She grew up as a Navy kid, living in Sicily and Japan, and traveling everywhere in between. Her favorite part of going to a new destination is trying new foods and taking lots of pictures. Jessie serves as AurTravel’s administrative assistant and runs their social media accounts.

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