It’s pretty safe to say that no matter what kind of wedding you’re planning right now, it will probably look a little different than you ever imagined. Whether you’ve had to scale down the guest list or move your big day altogether, COVID-19 has hit the wedding industry hard, making it a little more difficult than ever to plan a destination wedding. But we didn’t say it was impossible!
Here are our top tips to plan the destination wedding of your dreams.
Talk to Your Vendors
There is no such thing as overcommunication! Keep in close contact with every single vendor leading up to your wedding date, particularly your venue. Be sure to ask plenty of questions and lock in all the details before your big day to make sure there aren’t any unplanned bumps in the road!
Some big questions are:
- What number of guests are allowed?
- Do you require masks?
- Are there areas of the venue that do not require masks?
- Is there a curfew?
- What extra precautions are you taking to keep guests safe?
- Are there any extra requirements that we should know about?
Be sure that you’ve spoken with your event planner as well to ensure that all the details are ironed out well in advance. If, for some reason, restrictions change, be sure to check in again!
Plan Out Your Non-Negotiables
What HAS to be there for your big day to be perfect? Is it your entire guest list? Your perfect luxury destination? The perfect little details? Talk with your partner, talk with your event planner, talk with your travel agent. Figure out exactly what you need and plan around that!
If your destination is more flexible, look for more remote locations with fewer recent cases that may have fewer restrictions. Want to have a big crowd? Maybe check out an outdoor venue! Have high-risk family members? Consider a virtual ceremony for those who can’t make it! There are so many beautiful locations for a destination wedding and so many creative solutions to day-of problems, don’t limit yourself, but do make sure that your expectations have to fit within what is possible right now if you’re not willing to postpone your date.
Know Your Cancellation Policies
While you should have already spoken with your vendors about cancellation policies, make sure you’re on the same page about cancellations due to COVID. Check CDC’s and WHO’s sites often so that you know of any changes and can talk with your vendors in the event of a change.
Do your vendors allow for date changes? If not, are there options for reimbursement? Be sure to keep them in the loop if there are any changes to your plans. You should also highly consider CFAR (Cancel for any reason) insurance.
Talk to a Travel Specialist
As you start planning your big day, enlisting an expert travel specialist can provide you with one-on-one assistance and peace of mind! Considering all of the new and changing travel restrictions, having a travel agent on your team to expertly guide you through the planning of your destination wedding can make the process much easier and stress-free. We invite you to contact us today to receive personalized support when planning your special day.
Destination Weddings During COVID-19
We get it. Planning a wedding anytime is a big to-do. But right now, it is more important than ever to be detail-oriented. If you’re planning a destination wedding during this pandemic, be prepared to stay flexible and enjoy the process. Keep your wedding guests in the loop about any changes, and talk with your planners and agents!
No matter what, it’s important for you to enjoy your big day! Go the extra step and make sure that not even a pandemic can keep you from having the wedding of your dreams!
Schedule a complimentary consultation call with us to get personalized expert support when planning your destination wedding.
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