Why do you need a wedding planner to help you with your destination wedding?
You need a professional with connections, like 1 Elegant Event, to make sure all your long distance wedding professionals are who they say they are.
You need a wedding planning company that has their own well traveled, travel specialist to insure all the travel details are in place for you, and all of your guest and to manage all of the payments, deposits, shuttles, ferries, flights, and non wedding excursion transportation is in place to insure you have a smooth celebration.
Even with a well planned event, their are always problems when planning a destination wedding. Many destination places have high employee turnover so it requires that you keep good records, you may have miss communication due to language barriers, things will need to be fixed when you arrive. Your planner will handle all of this so you can have the easy breezy celebration you intended on having.
Travel issues with you and your guest, you want someone working hard to make sure you or guest get re-booked in the case of travel system problems.
You need someone to help you plan an entire itinerary. With a destination wedding it is a lot more than just the wedding ceremony and the reception, you have pre and post events you'll want to have so you and your guest can have the best experiences and enjoy the most out of your chosen location.
When you go on your destination wedding, you do not want to waste time fixing and finalizing your wedding details with the onsite planner, this will be left up to you when you arrive. This can take up to 2 full extra days or more to do depending on the complexity of your destination celebration. Yes your destination wedding location does have a planner and decorators, but you will need your own planner to manage all of the details for you and handle your wedding onsite who will have already established a relationship with them during the planning process to insure your wedding is everything you dreamed and hoped for.
Cossie Crosswhite, owner of 1 Elegant Event Wedding & Event Planning, is a certified and award winning International Wedding Planner who knows the in's and outs of planning your local or international wedding or event. We have our on in house travel team who specializes in wedding travel booking and our process makes your planning and experience one you will be gushing over for years after!
We are also a certified Sandals / Beaches Resort Agent if that is an option you are considering.
*1 Elegant Event Destination wedding planning packages inside and outside of the United States start at $3500. Travel fees are additional.