An increasingly popular way to tie the knot is by destination wedding, where the bride & groom and guests travel to a resort destination for the ceremony and reception. A destination wedding can be as simple or extravagant as you desire. Even the most simple destination wedding ceremonies can be arranged with the most stunning backdrop (such as the sparkling blue Caribbean Sea).

The options for a destination wedding are truly dizzying. Here are some things to consider before calling your travel agent.

  • Location - would you like tropical beach, small chapel, a mountain cliff? Indoors or Outdoors?
  • Formality - ceremonies range from barefoot casual to Ritz-Carlton ultra formal.
  • Number of Guests - the low and high range of people attending your ceremony.
  • Length of Stay - for resort destinations, guests can choose the length of stay.
  • Post-Ceremony "Honeymoon" - the bride and groom can depart the ceremony resort, to round out their honeymoon at a neighboring resort. Or, they can continue at the resort acting as hosts. Another option is to have the guests leave the day after the ceremony, with the bride and groom staying on additional days.
  • Budget - have an idea how much your guests are willing to pay, as well as budget considerations for the ceremony and honeymoon.

Our top destination wedding locations are the following:

  • Riviera Maya Mexico
  • Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Cabo, Mexico
  • Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Cancun, Mexico
  • Turks & Caicos
  • Grand Caymans
  • Hawaii
  • Tahiti
  • Fiji

Our preferred properties are Palace Resorts, AMResorts (Secrets, Dreams, Now, Zoetry), Sandals Resorts, Beaches Resorts, Karisma, Iberostar, Barcelo, Majestic, Couples, and Pearl/SPM (Tahiti). We work with resorts beyond this list...just ask if you already have a resort & destination in mind!

Working with a Travel Agent.
A travel agent who is experienced arranging destination weddings is an invaluable resource for the bridal party. At Expert Family Travel, we are familiar with legal requirements for your wedding, will make resort recommendations, and will ultimately put you in contact with the wedding coordinator at your chosen location. As your travel agent will handle the travel arrangements for the bridal party and guests.

Getting Started
Call us today at 972-625-6200 or 800-957-8600 to get started on planning your destination wedding. The initial consultation is free, and we'll discuss location options, party size, budget, formality levels, and things you'll need to do before the next step. While we do not charge a fee for our travel arrangement services, there is an initial, non-refundable Setup Fee for destination weddings that is applied towards the bride & groom's travel.

Once the wedding location is secured we will work directly with your guests to coordinate their travel arrangements.

For More Information, visit our honeymoon site.

Expert Family Travel is a full service travel agency located in the Dallas-Fort Worth (Texas) metro area. We service clients across the United States. Contact us at 972-625-6200 today to get your honeymoon or destination wedding planning started.

 

 

Tropical Weddings

Photo: Courtesy Karisma Hotels
Photo: Courtesy Secrets Los Cabos (AMResorts)
Photo: Courtesy Dreams Tulum Resort (AMResorts)

 

Photo: Courtesy Palace Resorts
Photo: Courtesy Bora Bora Pearl Resort (SPM Hotels)