Choosing the right date for your destination wedding is important. Date affects the way you approach the planning process which in turn influences the vision that you have for your wedding. Date influences how much you pay for travel and affects which guests can attend.
How Many Days?
Destination wedding planning time
You need time to plan your wedding! Be realistic! A year is a good rule of thumb but you can definitely plan your destination wedding in less time. It depends on how flexible you’re willing to be.
If you're hosting a wedding at an all-inclusive resort, your planning will be significantly easier since most of your wedding elements will be bundled into one wedding package.
Working with a destination wedding specialist or at the very least a travel agent will also make things easier; this person will handle a lot of the legwork for you.
Consider your Wedding Guests
As you consider the ideal wedding date, remember that:
Your Destination Wedding Location
Is your preferred date available at the destination with enough space to accommodate your wedding guests?
Seasonal rates impact costs for you and your wedding guests. In the Caribbean, keep in mind:
Local festivals; conventions and Spring and Winter break also have an impact on the rates and availability at your wedding destination. Know before you book anything!
Keep in mind...
Save-the-dates are a must for a destination wedding. If you can, send them out around six (6) months prior to your wedding day.
In the Caribbean, a mid-week wedding is doable. Saturday evening is NOT your only option. By the way, if you're on a budget a wedding during the week is likely to save you some money.
Talk to a professional who is familiar with the destination that you have in mind for your wedding so that you're not blindsided when you finally choose the wedding date you want.