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How To Plan a Destination Wedding

Are you and your fiance considering a destination wedding but don’t know quite where to start? The truth is a destination wedding, when done right, can be a dream come true.  The alternative (when you don’t know the ins and outs of planning an event plus travel) can turn into a nightmare!

So, let our team at Travel N Relax, based in Denver, walk you through the process, starting with the basics.

What is a destination wedding?

A destination wedding is a celebration of marriage in a location outside of the couple’s hometown that requires travel. While you may automatically get an image of a beachside wedding on an island or a ceremony in a fairytale town outside of the country, destination weddings can really be held just about anywhere.

Spoiler alert: it’s your wedding, so you get to choose just about any place you desire! Love the beach? Then get married in a tropical location. Love the snow? Celebrate a love-filled winter wonderland in the mountains.

How do you plan a destination wedding?

Planning a destination wedding isn’t exactly one-size-fits-all. After all, each couple is unique, and so are their desires. But there is one thing all destination weddings do have in common: celebrating a lifetime union in a fun, unique, and memorable way.

By working with a professional destination wedding planner, you’ll get the best connections to venues and travel, along with our years of experience in successfully planning and managing destination weddings.

From small intimate celebrations to large gatherings, we make it simple:

  • Step 1: You fill out a detailed questionnaire to help us understand your vision.
  • Step 2: Our planners gather the best options for your review.
  • Step 3: We schedule a meeting to go over the details of your destination wedding.
  • Step 4: Sit back and relax; we do the planning for you and provide a timeline, so you know exactly what to expect.

While a beautiful destination wedding may feel like magic, it doesn’t happen by accident. There’s a lot of research, planning, and budgeting involved – and that’s where we come in!

By working with the area’s most experienced destination wedding planner, you’ll get access to the best ideas, connections, and deals. And instead of stressing and worrying about the wedding day, you can truly enjoy your special day! (After all, you only get one like it!)

Are destination weddings more expensive than traditional ones?

A destination wedding is typically less expensive than a traditional wedding and reception. The cost of your destination wedding depends on several factors, including the location, size, entertainment, and activities.

We’ll go over this in detail and help you set your wedding goals and budget to determine the total costs involved.

Do you pay for guests at a destination wedding?

Just like with a traditional wedding, the bride and groom are expected to pay for the reception and wedding festivities, including food and drink at the wedding. 

As for paying for your guests’ travel and accommodations, this is totally up to you, but you are not expected to pay for your guests’ flights or hotels. As a courtesy, you should provide your guests with discounted hotel rates when you book a hotel block (and we’ll help you do this).

Having your guests pay for their participation in your wedding is completely normal, and a well-designed invitation that gives all the details far in advance lets your guests plan accordingly.

 

Plan your destination wedding with Travel N Relax:

Travel N Relax is a travel advisor based in Denver, CO. We offer destination weddings, honeymoon getaways, group travel, all-inclusive vacations, and more. Whatever your style, it’s our specialty.

We’re here to help you plan your dream wedding getaway and are part of the Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Specialists Association (DWHSA).

While it’s never too early to start researching destination wedding ideas, we recommend you contact our wedding planners at least one year in advance of your desired wedding date.

During this time, we’ll help you choose your perfect destination, venue, and hotel, plus connect you with the right suppliers, caterers, photographers, and more. In addition to this, our team handles the details, like assembling the guest list and sending out “Save the Dates.”

A full timeline of how we help plan your destination wedding can be viewed here.

 

Contact us today:

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Phone: (303) 317-6945 

Email: info@travelnrelax.com

 

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Why Planning Travel Now is Critical to Your Destination Wedding and Family Travel Needs

As a travel consultancy that has always been focused on family travel and destination wedding and romance travel, our passion through the years has always been on helping you travel well and to help you maximize your travel experiences.  

Although we are only halfway through it, the challenges of 2020 have given all of us more than enough reasons not to travel. However, we know from multiple past articles that have been published on both family travel and destination wedding and honeymoon travel, that travel is always beneficial to both families and relationships.  

This year, with the stresses we have all faced both individually and collectively, planning a future escape from home could well be critical to both your marriage and your family.  

While there are many imperative reasons to be traveling in 2020 and beyond here are just a few of the key reasons why planning family travel and destination wedding and romance travel now is critical. 

Travel helps your mental health 

Have you perhaps noticed recently that your patience is a little bit shorter and your temper perhaps a little bit hotter? Numerous pre-COVID studies have shown that family travel and destination wedding, honeymoon, and romance travel is critical to your health. Months of lockdowns at home have been beyond stressful for all of us and your brain needs a break from the day to day pattern it’s been stuck in! 

Travel Frees You from the News 

Let’s face it, the mainstream media thrives on presenting the most negative news stories it can. Everywhere we look there is hate speech and stories that divide us and make us anything but a “United” people. The last 7 months have been exhausting. When you’re in the middle of a great family vacation or a destination wedding, honeymoon or romance trip it’s hard to keep up with the news. In a year that has been overloaded with negative press, getting away from the news for a period is critical to your family and relationship. 

Travel Restores the Soul 

While looking out of our windows for months may be fun after we have fully cleaned the house for the hundredth time, let’s confess that there are new horizons that we all likely wish to explore. After being surrounded by bad negativity, escaping to new places helps ground us and remind us that positive experiences and places do still exist in this world. This discovery can refresh us and allow our family travel and destination wedding and honeymoon travel to connect us with our loved ones in deeper ways.  

Travel Makes Positive Memories 

If nothing else, 2020 has, for all of us, created a sea of memories that we will live with for our lifetimes. Unfortunately, most of our 2020 memories will be bad ones. Travelling on a family vacation or destination wedding, honeymoon or romance trip can allow us to start gaining new positive memories that can replace the negative memories of 2020.  

Travel Fosters Relationships 

Over the last several months all of us have become masters of MS Teams, Messenger and Zoom. Unfortunately, these platforms are not the best in building true relationships. On the other hand, when you enjoy a high-quality family trip, or a love filled destination wedding, honeymoon or romance travel trip relationships can both bud and grow. The shared memories that a quality trip can provide offer the opportunity to develop new deeper levels of relationships that will benefit all travelers. Through travel we can become better connected to those we love.  

Yet most of all…. 

Travel is Worth the Potential Hazards 

One of the only known elements in life is that real safety does not exist outside of our homes, and even there unexpected surprises can occur. One of the cornerstones that Travel N Relax has built our family travel and destination wedding, honeymoon and romance travel business upon is keeping you safe and secure and assuring that you have no surprises during your trip. These elements of safety and security will always remain vital to us long after the challenges of our current world have passed.  With that understanding, even though travel to certain places at this moment in time may not be wise now is the ideal time to start planning that future family travel, destination wedding, honeymoon or romance trip you dream of! Every day we are surrounded by potential hazards like driving so we recognize that the best things in life always comes with some level of danger involved. Yet, we have seen just from this limited list of the benefits of travel that the rich rewards that travel can provide far outweigh the potential dangers travel may have.  

At Travel N Relax we recognize that each of us will feel safe venturing out at different times and that’s perfectly understandable and fine. We only present here some of the reasons travel why remains critical for you. With that understanding, you can be assured that whenever you feel safe and ready to travel again the family travel and destination wedding, honeymoon, and romance travel specialists at Travel N Relax will be standing by ready to serve you! We look forward to your contact and helping you plan your next escape to experience for yourself the many benefits that travel can provide you! 

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