Sure, you've gotten serious about your wedding planning, and that means
you're ready to lock in the resort where you will wed. However, before you
pick up the phone and book directly with a resort or hotel, there are a few
things to consider.
Here are some of the reasons, I recommend avoiding booking your destination
wedding directly with the resort.
Let's dive in and discover why it's not the best idea:
You Might End Up Spending More
Sure, you might think that booking directly with the resort will save you some bucks,
but that's not always the case. Resort managers are aware that it's a one-time deal
with you, so they may try to maximize their profits.
On the other hand, a destination wedding specialist or consultant will have solid
connections with resort management and can often score special rates, discounts, and
package deals that aren't available to individual customers. They can help you compare
prices across different resorts and make sure you get the best value for your money.
You Could Get Slammed With Fees
It is so upsetting to see couples get blind-sided with fees based on the group contract.
Essentially, when rooms are held for a group, there are attrition dates and cancellation
penalties. If you don’t pay attention to those and have empty rooms in the group, or if
your guests cancel their room when there are cancellation penalties, couples can be
stuck holding the bag and have fees they weren’t expecting.
This is why most destination wedding couples will learn from the mistake of others
and choose to work with a travel professional who specializes in destination wedding
You'll Be Left with Stressful Tasks
Planning a wedding can be overwhelming, especially when it's a destination wedding.
While the resort will take care of the wedding-specific infrastructure, there are dozens
of other aspects to manage. Juggling all these tasks from afar can be incredibly
Hiring a wedding planner or working with a destination wedding specialist can
alleviate much of that stress. They can handle the logistics, coordination, and
communication with the resort, allowing you to focus on taking care of your loved ones
and ensuring their comfort and enjoyment during the wedding preparations.
You'll Miss Out on Personalized Service & Experience
Keep in mind that the resort might be handling your wedding along with a dozen other
unrelated events at the same time. The best they can offer is a dedicated manager, but
that doesn't really qualify as a personalized service.
A destination wedding consultant can work closely with you to understand your dream
wedding ideas and preferences. They'll customize the event to reflect your style,
theme, and budget, ensuring that all the details are taken care of. They can also
connect you with top-notch photographers, decorators, and entertainers to make your
wedding experience truly memorable.
Communication Issues May Cause Problems
Let's face it, the customer service at some exotic and remote destination wedding
resorts isn't always as speedy as we'd like. If you need to communicate changes or get
information to help with your planning, reaching the right people quickly can be a
Booking directly with these resorts may lead to communication difficulties. They might
not respond to your emails promptly, and if you manage to get them on the phone,
they might keep you waiting until you're frustrated.
On the other hand, a reputable event management service or wedding planner knows
how to connect with the right person quickly and relay your messages effectively. They
might even have local contacts to make sure everything is set up perfectly for your big
At first, Booking your destination wedding or honeymoon direct seems like a
simple decision. But it's not always the best choice. That's why it's smart to
engage destination wedding & honeymoon experts to help you locate the
perfect resort, negotiate an unbeatable rate, and optimize your travel plans.
By teaming up with a good consultant or planner, you can ensure that
everything goes off without a hitch—and that's something you won't regret.
If you are in the middle of trying to figure out your destination wedding, or just
feel like you need a helping hand. Hit the easy button, and schedule a free
30-minute consultation with me today. I will do my best to help you make
your dream wedding a reality. Schedule your consultation today! If you do not see a time that will work for you, email me to see if we can work out another time.
By entrusting the planning to professionals, you can focus on cherishing precious
moments with your partner and loved ones, knowing that every detail is expertly taken
care of. So, embrace the support and guidance a wedding planner or travel agent can
offer and get ready for a truly magical and unforgettable destination wedding.