Travel Talk|2019/10/06

How to Choose Your Wedding Destination

As you embark on this exciting journey as a couple, it’s time to start thinking about where you’ll celebrate your special day. Whether you are in search of a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony or a location with exquisite food, a destination wedding can provide an experience unlike any other. Here are five tips to help you choose the perfect place to say “I do.”

Determine Your Budget

The first step when hunting for a destination is to set your budget. Crunch numbers and outline what your minimum and maximum spend will be, including everything from florals to flights. There are destination weddings for every budget, large or small. Some destinations, including those in the Caribbean, even offer a cost-effective alternative to a traditional wedding in North America. You will also need to think about your guests. If the castle in England is too pricey for your mother-in-law, maybe a white-sand beach on a culture rich island is a better option.  Destinations that Capture Your Heart

Destinations that Capture Your Heart

From exploring your heritage, to a bucket-list location, or heading back to a place that has already captured your heart, there are many ways to find meaning in your destination. Narrow down your list of destinations by highlighting the places that hold a special place in your heart.Consider Your Guests

Consider Your Guests

Your guests will help make your wedding special, so consider the things that might be important to them. If there are children attending, think about a destination that is child-friendly, or if you have guests coming from the other side of the world, maybe it’s best to meet them halfway. You might even look at combining a winter getaway with your wedding so that you and your guests can make the most of the experience. g

Timing is Everything

Your wedding date can often determine what destination will interest you. The winter months are often the best time to visit the Caribbean, but off-shoulder seasons can be equally enjoyable. You will also need to think about your destination’s peak tourism season as this can affect how early you need to book or the kinds of accommodations your guests can secure. Speak to a Planner

Speak to a Planner

Polo Travel Destination Wedding Specialists are wedding planners who help you build your once-in-a-lifetime dream wedding from start to finish. We have exclusive access to deals you can’t find online. We understand the marriage requirements around the world, have first-hand experience with a variety of venues, and will ensure every detail is perfect. Contact Polo Travel for a FREE no-obligation consultation.

Insider's Tip

Don't try to plan a destination wedding on your own. You need a team including a travel agent and wedding planner to make it happen!