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How to Plan the Perfect Destination Wedding



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Choose your destination.

Congratulations on your engagement! Now it’s time to decide where to celebrate your wedding. From panoramic oceanfront venues to lush tropical gardens to charming historic centers, find the destination of your dreams with Destination Brides.


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Decide on a date.

When having a destination wedding, you’ll need to give yourself and your guests time to plan and budget for travel. Start planning at least a year in advance, depending on resort availability and the best seasons for your destination.


See If Your Ideal Date Is Available

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Find a destination wedding specialist.

To plan as efficiently as possible, take advantage of the best offers, and save yourself a headache, you’ll need a destination wedding specialist to combine the work of a travel agent and wedding planner in one place. See what Destination Brides can do to help plan your wedding.


Schedule Your Complimentary Consultation

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Narrow down your venue and package.

Your destination wedding specialist will help you find the right venue and package for your budget, guest count, and anything else you may desire. Learn more about Destination Brides’ wedding experiences with the link below.


Learn More About Wedding Experiences

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Set up your room block.

To secure the best group rates (and earn bonuses to use on your destination wedding), you’ll need a room block at your resort. Here at Destination Brides, we’ll set this up for you and monitor payments, deadlines, and cancellations to leave you stress-free when planning your travel.


Speak With A Destination Wedding Specialist

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Create your destination wedding website.

The best way to communicate with guests is through a custom wedding website. When you book with Destination Brides, we include a complimentary website — already filled out with accurate travel information for your guests so you can focus on adding your own personal touches.


How to Set Up Your Destination Wedding Website


Invite your guests.

Arguably the best part of a destination wedding is spending it with the people you love most. Once you’ve created the perfect guest list,  leave it to our specialists to manage RSVPs,  handle guest communication, and plan travel for your group.


Creating the Perfect Guest List


Fine-tune the details.

From décor and menus to adventures and excursions, your destination wedding specialist will assist you with every detail to the create the bespoke wedding of your dreams.


Get Decor Inspiration

Destination Wedding Beach Reception Table Setting


Relax and enjoy your wedding.

With every detail taken care of, it’s time to focus on creating special memories to last you, your spouse, and your guests a lifetime.


Start Planning Your Dream Wedding

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Bonus Step: Plan your honeymoon.

No incredible destination wedding is complete without an incredible honeymoon to follow. Work with our team of destination wedding specialists to tailor the perfect vacation to celebrate finally tying the knot.


Learn More About Honeymoon Experiences

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Use our complimentary checklists to keep track of every detail.


Destination Wedding Checklists