As a destination wedding planner in the Caribbean, one tip, which I have touched on in previous posts is the need to hire a local planner in the destination of your wedding who has relationships with vendors such as caterers, hotels, restaurants, local vacation rentals, etc. I will not include that in my top 5, instead, this post is geared towards those of you who have opted to plan your own destination wedding! Planning a destination wedding from afar can be difficult but can also be a lot of fun if done correctly.
Why a Destination Wedding?
Destination weddings can be amazing but there are lots of moving pieces that you must stay on top of to make it a success, not only for you but for your guests. For example, nothing can ruin the experience of a destination wedding like your mother in law to be staying 30 minutes from the rest of the group or someone not reserving a rental car when it is the only way to get around the island, etc. There are some possible problems with destination weddings that could happen but by being prepared to plan your destination wedding you are one step ahead.
This is a small sampling of many pointers that I could give but these 5 tips for the perfect destination wedding could be enough to make a destination wedding everything you have dreamed of and to make your destination wedding fun for your guests. Looking for more pointers and advice? We offer hourly consulting options that can help to set you up for success on your special day. Email us with your questions for more information!
As a top Caribbean destination wedding planner and a Virgin Islands wedding officiant, these are just a few of the tips and pointers I could give. These 5 tips for a perfect destination wedding in the Caribbean, Hawaii, Fiji or wherever you decide, could be enough to make your destination wedding everything you have dreamed and at the same time, they will help make your destination wedding a memorable vacation for your guests.
Lori Konkler knew how much she loved helping people to realize their dreams and for many years in the hotel industry had the opportunity to do just that! In 2016 Lori relocated to the island of St. Croix to realize her own dream of becoming an independent event planner and helping people achieve their own Memorable Dreams through their weddings and events.