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
Bride and Groom Fly Free! Book your 2017/2018 destination wedding group to the Caribbean or Mexico with Dreams and Destinations Travel before March 27, 2017 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.
Book your 2017/2018 Moon Palace Jamaica Grande destination wedding with Dreams and Destinations Travel before March 27, 2017 and mention the promo DDTGAW for a $250 credit towards your wedding purchases (may be used towards wedding decor, photography, entertainment, spa, etc…). May be combined with the air credit promotion as well.
Cash for Your Bash! Book your 2017 Karisma resort (Azul Beach resorts, Generations Resorts, Nickelodeon Resorts, El Dorado Resorts) with GIVC Diamond Level 3 Dreams and Destinations Travel and earn cash and credits for your wedding group! Details Here! May be combined with the above air credit promotion.
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.