12 Steps to Planning your Destination Wedding

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Planning a destination wedding can seem overwhelming when trying to do it yourself. Let our destination wedding experts navigate the way so you can focus on simply enjoying the start of your new life together.

Wondering where to get started? Our easy to follow honeymoon guide provides you with all of the steps necessary to plan your perfect honeymoon getaway!

1) What Inspires You?
A romantic movie, pictures in a magazine, a friends destination wedding in Mexico, a special family vacation or your Pinterest board? Put a list together, add some photos and share it with your travel agent.

2) Share Your Ideas
Bring your Inspiration List with some photos to share with your travel agent so you can start planning.

3) Consider Guests
Are there rooms available to fit all budgets and guests? Who will be attending? Singles, couples, and/or families? What about flight availability? Will your guests be able to get there easily?

4) Set a Budget
Travel Leaders Destination Wedding Specialists have relationships with top resorts, cruise lines and destinations with insider connections to get the most out of your budget. Destination Weddings are the trip of a lifetime, we want to make that happen!

5) Explore!
Imagine your ceremony on a white sandy beach or under the beautiful palm trees with warm ocean breezes. Top Destination Wedding spots like Mexico, Caribbean, & Hawaii are among the many that Travel Leaders Destination Wedding Specialists will help you choose from. They also have the knowledge necessary to inform you of local wedding license requirements.

6) Consider Amenities
What kind of experience are you and your guests looking for? Action & adventure, history & culture, relaxing beaches, luxury gourmet, a world class spa, high rise glamour, a personal butler service or something unique & boutique! Arrange group activities through your Travel Leaders Destination Wedding Specialist with private tours and even special gatherings like a private cocktail hour at your resort.

7) Make Deposits
Work with your Travel Leaders agents to reach out to the resort you have chosen to secure your wedding date and venue as well as blocking enough rooms for your estimated number of guests. Also, confirm your plans with a deposit, to ensure everything stays as you have planned.

8) Save The Date
As soon as you have confirmed your plans, send out “Save the Date Cards” to all of your guests. Be sure to include your Travel Leaders Destination Wedding Specialists contact information to make it easy for your guests to book their trip to attend.

9) Create Your Registry
Let your guests help pay for a candle light dinner on the beach, a tour of a medieval castle, or a relaxing day at the spa. Our Destination Wedding Specialists will help you set-up your Registry complete with a customized website all about you and your destination wedding plans!

10) Start Packing
You don’t want to forget anything, like renewing your passport in advance, printing your travel itinerary, prescriptions, chargers for your electronics or converters if you are traveling outside of the country. Pack your wedding attire as a carry-on for the plane, as your flight attendant will put it away for safe keeping until you arrive at your destination.

11) Share Your Experience
Share your favorite destination wedding moments like the exchanging of your vows on the white sand beach or your sunset dinner that was gifted to you in your Registry on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Don’t forget to write a review on your amazing Travel Leaders Destination Wedding Specialist and recommend them to your friends!

12) Happily Ever After
You did it, now it’s time to celebrate! We will be with you every step of the way to ensure everything goes as planned. So sit back and enjoy your destination wedding . Soon enough it will be time to start planning your first anniversary trip.