If you’re having a destination wedding, you’re probably so excited that you can hardly sleep. But you might also be flooded with anxious thoughts, which also lead you to sleepless nights.
Maybe thinking about all of the logistics that go into planning a wedding abroad leaves you distracted, worried, and running circles in your mind.
- Where do I start?
- What should I do?
- Is it even possible?
- What if something goes wrong?
- What if no one shows up?
If you’ve thought these things, you’re not alone. You’re also not alone when it comes to planning a destination wedding.
In fact, the secret to happiness, peace of mind, and hosting a wedding you and your guests will enjoy (because yes, they will show up) is to hand over the whole enchilada to a team of loving experts.
Here’s Why Hiring a Wedding Planner is the Ultimate Way to Pull off a Stress-Free Destination Wedding
Feeling overwhelmed and stressed out are reasons enough to consider hiring a destination wedding planner to help you with all the details. Especially when the wedding planner (or team of planners) is local to the area.
For example, if you decide to host your wedding somewhere like Los Cabos, it will greatly benefit you to look for wedding planners in Cabo San Lucas. Local planners can make a huge difference in how smoothly your wedding planning and the actual day goes. Working with an established wedding planner will benefit you in several ways. They can:
- Connect you with the best venues and vendors (so you don’t have to do the research)
- Speak the language (so there are no miscommunications)
- Help coordinate everything overseas (so you don’t have to communicate with different vendors and venues)
- Take care of travel arrangements and legal documents (so you don’t miss out on important information)
Destination Wedding Planners Have Local Knowledge
Even if you’ve visited your wedding destination in the past, you probably don’t have the kind of in-depth knowledge a local would have. There is a lot of research that goes into finding established venues and legitimate vendors. Plus, you’ll need to figure out legal formalities if you plan on filing for a marriage certificate. Then, there is the whole language barrier issue.
Instead of trying to figure it all out on your own (and doing it long distance), hire a local wedding planner who can ease your stress and get the job done.
Going back to our example above, let’s say you want to host your wedding at Esperanza Cabo. Ideally, you’ll want to work with a wedding planner who knows the area. And it’s even better if they’ve planned weddings at your venue of choice.
Destination Wedding Planners Can Help You With Travel Guidelines
Even in a post-pandemic world, travel guidelines are constantly changing, so it’s almost essential to have a wedding planner who can keep you up to date on security issues, travel restrictions, and the like.
Depending on which country you’d like to get married in, you may find it challenging to find the most accurate information on your own. Websites carry conflicting info or may not even be updated.
Hiring a wedding planner who can dig through the details means you and your guests won’t miss out on crucial information or changes in guidelines.
Legal Issues Become a Breeze
When it comes to getting married in a different country, you’ll need to make sure you understand and abide by the legal formalities of that country. If you’re looking to have a legal ceremony, meaning you will officially be married in your chosen country, you’ll need to get the information on how to do so from the local government.
And as we all know, dealing with any government usually takes up a lot of time and energy. Time and energy you could put towards something else (like planning your honeymoon).
A local wedding planner can take the reins on this matter, helping you with everything from document verification to registration. You won’t have to try and communicate with anyone overseas (except your planner) or try and suss out what information is accurate. You’ll just hand the stress over to your wedding planner and let them get it all organized for you.
I know trusting someone else to plan and coordinate your biggest of days may seem scary at first, but a destination wedding planner has the expertise and knowledge that can help save you time and bring you peace of mind. I can assure you that once you hire a destination planner, you’ll have a much better night’s sleep knowing that everything is being taken care of by a professional.