What is a Destination Wedding?
Mention destination weddings and it immediately creates images of brides and grooms on a tropical vacation exchanging vows surrounded by friends and family. Many couples do marry on warm, sandy beaches, but technically speaking though a wedding 100 miles, or more, from where a bride lives is a destination wedding. Destination weddings also come in all shapes and sizes, from a romantic elopement, to large gatherings of friends and family; we’ve seen them all in a wide variety of destinations.
Why are destination weddings such a huge wedding trend right now?
Many brides and grooms are electing to marry away from home for a variety of reasons including having a more unique venue than other friends who are marrying at home, limited preferred venue availability at home, more time to spend with wedding guests and to control large guest lists. Many couples find destination weddings can be just as easy as marrying at home and in many cases are more affordable. To get an idea of how much a destination wedding can include you may view our specials below or contact us for more information.
How does planning a destination wedding work?
Sometimes a couple will approach us about a specific destination, or venue, for their destination wedding and we’ll work with them to manage the travel components of the wedding. More often than not a couple will meet with us and they’ll have an idea of the perfect destination wedding, but they aren’t sure which destination, or resort venue will fit that picture. We’ll take their criteria and offer options that help narrow down to a resort, destination or budget that is the perfect fit. Once a venue is selected then we’ll assist the couple with putting together group space, negotiate group amenities and will manage the travel arrangements for the couple, their friends and family. With our extensive industry contacts we are also able to assist with securing the wedding date and facilitating communication with the in-destination coordinators as well. We also travel with larger destination weddings, or at the request of the wedding couple for smaller weddings. In destination our agents act as a personal concierge for the wedding group.
Current Destination Wedding Specials
Sandals and Beaches Resorts Weddingmoon Specials: Complimentary weddings for stays of 3 nights or longer in any room category at both Sandals and Beaches Resorts. If you stay 6 night or longer you’ll also receive “Premium Perks” in addition to your complimentary wedding! These perks range from credits to use on resort for cabanas or candlelight dinners, photo and video credits, complimentary document processing for legal weddings (DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THIS! GREAT VALUE!) or a $500 upgrade credit. The more friends and family you bring with you the more “Bells and Whistles ” you receive ranging from bachelorette parties to welcome dinners to cocktails and dinner receptions included!
Bride and Groom Fly Free! Book your 2018 destination wedding group to the Caribbean or Mexico with Dreams and Destinations Travel before May 1, 2018 and earn air credits for the bride and groom. Air credits are based on 75 or more room nights for the group (ex: 25 rooms for 3 nights, 15 rooms for 5 nights, etc…) and earn up to $500 per person for the bride and groom (maximum credit of $1000 for the bride and groom) to use towards flights. If the bride and groom’s flights are under $500 per person they fly for free! Travel must be complete by December 10, 2018.
Why select Dreams and Destinations Travel for your destination wedding?
Our agents have years of experience understanding the needs of couples and working with brides and grooms planning their destination weddings. In addition, most of our agents have also planned their own destination weddings making Dreams and Destinations uniquely qualified to understand the needs of couples planning a destination weddings. All of our agents attend extensive annual classroom and destination training specific to weddings in order to familiarize, and maintain our knowledge, of the amazing destinations and resorts many of our couples select for their weddings. We have accommodated weddings ranging from elopements to groups of varying sizes and large wedding groups with specific cultural needs. We offer special amenities for our wedding couples and in almost all cases our services are complimentary.
Dreams and Destinations Travel are top wedding specialists for Sandals and Beaches Resorts and is a Best of the Best Preferred Sandals and Beaches Agency. We also have agents who are wedding specialists and Master Agents for Secrets, Dreams, Now and Breathless Resorts in addition to many other resort partners throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii and the South Pacific. Concerned about your destination wedding budget? Ask us about complimentary wedding packages in the Caribbean and Mexico for groups and low room deposits.