Planning Your Destination Wedding and Honeymoon

Planning Your Destination Wedding and Honeymoon

There are so many planning details to think about when planning a destination wedding. Things can get a little overwhelming. Not to worry, we’ll take care of all the details. Our dedicated wedding specialists will work with you to create a special day that’s elegant, fun and most of all stress-free.

Wedding Groups Tips and Facts

  • Destination weddings take considerable planning and research. The best properties and accommodations often book far in advance of the wedding date. The earlier you begin to plan your wedding, the better your chances of booking the perfect property for you and your guests. AMA suggests booking your hotel and flights 12 to 18 months in advance of your wedding date. Christmas, Easter/Spring Break, May and November book up early.
  • Most guests prefer all-inclusive resorts that are affordable, but most brides and grooms want luxury – so compromise. All-inclusive pricing includes round-trip airfare, round-trip airport transfers to your hotel, all meals and beverages and most activities and entertainment at the resort. Our group specialists can help you find the right level of luxury.
  • Don’t let guests or family members affect you and your decision – this is YOUR day.
  • The average spend on a group package for a destination wedding is around $1800-$2000 per person including tax.
  • The average destination wedding group size is 25. We have booked groups as large as 115.
  • Most countries require you to be there 3 business days prior to the wedding.
  • Take a planning trip. You’ll be able to scout and secure your key venues –– ceremony and reception spaces, hotels for guests, a rehearsal dinner venue as well as local suppliers like caterers, florists and photographers.
  • Consider having a justice of the peace ceremony prior to leaving for your destination wedding to eliminate foreign country legal requirements. Then make your destination wedding more personal by asking a friend or family member to conduct the ceremony.
  • Get help. Let us do the work so you can enjoy your vacation.

Here’s a Few Things You’ll Want to Consider When Planning Your Honeymoon

  • Consider your personalities and personal interests as a couple when choosing your honeymoon destination.
  • Have a planning timeline. We recommend planning six months or more ahead of your wedding date.
  • Set a budget.
  • As a couple, discuss: Where do you want to go? What do you want to do? Make a list of destination possibilities then talk with one of our travel specialists about your destination. They’ll give you personal travel recommendations based on your budget.


Our Travel Specialists are excited to help you plan your destination wedding or honeymoon! Call one of our dedicated Group Specialists 1.877.989.8435 for their personal Wedding Destinations recommendations today.

Whether you want to go sightseeing in Europe or relax on a beach in Jamaica, get travel advice on honeymoon packages at 1.866.667.4777.