Monday, December 30, 2013

Destination Weddings: Who Pays for Your Guests’ Accommodation?

Destination weddings are really an exciting way you can get married with the person you love. This is because a destination wedding means that you can spend a vacation with the people you consider close to you. It is a time you can invite all your close friends and family members to be part of a special event in your life. Because of this, you have to be careful in whom you will invite.

Unfortunately, destination weddings can be a pricey way to get hitched. Because of the costs, there are some people who are worried about the costs of the wedding. If this is something that bothers you, you will need to know some of the basic things about destination weddings. Regarding the travel expenses, you will benefit a lot if you know what to expect from your guests.

Before you invite anyone to be part of your bridal entourage, you need to let them know that you are planning a destination wedding. This is because they will have to know how much to prepare before they accept your invitation to be part of the entourage. This way, you can have an alternative when someone is unable to join the destination wedding.

For the ones that have said yes to being part of your destination wedding bridal party, it is important to know that you are not expected to shoulder payment for their flights. Traditionally speaking, the couple pays for the accommodation of the bridal party. However, you will have to determine if this is something that can fit into your budget.

Just make sure that you inform your bridal party early on if you are able to pay for his accommodation or not. This way, your guest is able to prepare for the fee before his trip.

One way your guests can save on costs of flying to a destination wedding is to get a discount with the airline and hotel accommodation. Call us today to check how we may be able to help with your destination wedding. 

Monday, December 23, 2013

3 Things You Should Do On Your Honeymoon

Are you excited to go on your honeymoon? There’s a lot of reasons why you should look forward to it! Especially if you planned your wedding day, you will need to spend some quiet time to relax with your spouse. Think of your honeymoon as the reward after all the planning that you did. As such, you will need to make the most of your vacation with your husband. Here are some of the things you remember to do during your honeymoon:

Peaceful Escape
While your honeymoon itinerary may be packed with activities, it is important that you get some peace and quiet with your husband. This is the perfect time you can cuddle with one another and just appreciate each other’s company. Even if you’re both not talking about anything, you can just enjoy the moment. An option is to have a massage to relieve your body of the stress.

Adrenaline Rush
Make sure that you do a thrilling activity you’ve never done on your honeymoon. Try skydiving, white water rafting, or cliff jumping with your husband. This experience will give you both a wonderful feeling that you have accomplished one another. The experience will be something you can share with your kids in the future.

Get the Silver Service
During your honeymoon, make sure that you do something that’s out of the ordinary—splurge on a luxurious treat. Order something you would enjoy despite its price: Chateaubriand, truffles, caviar, lobster, or oysters. Or you could go for a delightful dessert like chocolate fondue or profiteroles. You can also get an expensive bottle of champagne that you can afford. It’s your honeymoon and it might only happen just once.

There are plenty of reasons why you should make your honeymoon as memorable as it should be. By following some of the tips mentioned above, you’ll remember why you fell in love with one another in the first place. Call us today to get help planning your destination honeymoon! 

Monday, December 16, 2013

Best Beach Honeymoon Destinations for 2014

With 2013 just a few days away from ending, it’s important to know some of the trends for next year. If you are planning to spend your honeymoon on a beach, it’s important that you know which ones are best to go to for 2014. So, without much ado, here is a rundown of some of the best beach honeymoon destinations for 2014:

Grenada, in southeastern Caribbean Sea, is an ideal honeymoon destination if you’re looking for some place filled with beaches and coral reefs. Adorned by a number of picture perfect spots, there is plenty to see on the beach. A must visit is the curvaceous gentle bay, which is a world famous spot. It is also in close proximity to Carriacou.

There is a reason why there are so many people who go to Maldives on a yearly basis. As an archipelago composed of 1,192 coral islands, it makes a beautiful destination. There are 80 islands that have their own tourist resort, providing a private accommodation for anyone who is visiting.

La Paz, Mexico
Apart from the number of activities available in La Paz, there are a lot of resort accommodations that suit honeymooners who want a private getaway; yet can’t spend too much time away from the US.  It is always a wonderful experience when staying in one of the resorts in La Paz.

There are plenty of other beach destinations that you can go on your honeymoon. Before you choose one, make sure you research the place first. Another tip is to call us for some recommendations. We’d be happy to help!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Is a Budget Destination Wedding Possible?

There are a lot of people who are intimidated with destination weddings; mostly because they fear the expense that they will incur for a one-day event. This is why there are some people who prefer a civil wedding instead of a well-planned ceremony and reception.

However, it is important to know that there are some weddings that do not need to be as expensive as you think. If you are interested in having a destination wedding on a budget, there are some things you can still pull off without spending too much money on it. Here are a few tips that can help you:

Have a Budget – Before you even start looking at venues, make sure that you identify how much you will be willing to spend for your destination wedding. When you are able to identify a budget upfront, you can work your way around it easily. This is why it is best to sit down and talk about it right away so that you do not go overboard with the wedding details.

Look for Bargain Deals – Most of the time, people end up getting married within the US or Latin America. What they fail to realize is that these are two expensive locations to get married in. It is important that you check out other destinations so that you can know for sure that you have chosen an inexpensive venue for your destination wedding.

Have a Weekday Wedding – Weekend weddings are generally more expensive than weekdays. This is because everyone will be out for a vacation or to relax during the weekend. If you choose a weekend wedding, you will be paying more compared to a weekday event.

Have Few Guests – You should also choose your wedding guests carefully that they would not exceed the budget that you have for your big day. This is why you should remember to invite only those who are very close to you and your fiancĂ©.

There are plenty of destination wedding venues that have not been overly explored by couples. You may call us today to find out what these are. 

Monday, December 2, 2013

Destination Weddings: What You May Not Be Prepared For

If there was a chance to have a destination wedding without worrying about the expenses, people would definitely grab it right away. This is because a destination wedding is truly a wonderful way to unite with a loved one. But because it can be a very expensive option, not a lot of people are choosing it.

Apart from the costs, there is a lot more about destination weddings that you may not know about. Here are some of them:

·      Dealing with Legalities – When you’re thinking about getting married overseas, you have to consider legalities that are being imposed. For example in Mexico, blood work is a must before you can get a marriage license. At the same time, there are some cities that require a minimum number of days just so couples can get married. You have to do your research about the destination thoroughly before you make any decisions.
·      Wedding Guests – One thing you have to remember about destination weddings is that not all of your guests will be willing to go. You need to consider if that guest can afford to go on a trip just to see your wedding. While it may also be tempting to pay for your wedding guests, it is definitely an impractical move. Unless you have the money to do so, you should check with your important guests first.
·      Currency Issues – It is already a given that a destination wedding will cost you a lot of money. However, you have to remember that there might be some currency exchanges that you might not be prepared for. See to it that you have enough money before you make a decision to go with a destination wedding.

There are plenty of issues that you may encounter when you’re planning a destination wedding. But if you would like to make things a lot easier on your part, you can hire a wedding planner to take care of these issues. Call us today so we can talk about your destination wedding.