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|In recent years more and more couples are
opting to combine their weddings with honeymoon vacations. Many governments have met this
trend by making their wedding requirements less restrictive. Hotels and resorts now
employ wedding planners and several independent wedding planning services have been
formed. In addition, many tour companies now offer wedding packages.
Let our experienced professional
consultants assist you in
designing your ideal wedding package.
|Why have a honeymoon/wedding?
| The cost of weddings in the
United States is climbing over $25,000. If you live in a
larger city expect to pay substantially more. If you
combine your wedding and honeymoon, you can have the
whole package (air, hotel, wedding, etc.) for as little
as a few thousand dollars.
| LESS HASSLE
| While a wedding away from
home is not hassle-free, a wedding planner can help ease
much of the work. You can have guests at your wedding,
but you won't have the large guest list you would feel
compelled to invite if you were having a wedding at
home. This eliminates much of the stress involved in
arranging menu plans, musicians, cost, and pleasing all
of your family members.
| The most important reason to
have a honeymoon/wedding - the wedding of your dreams. Imagine saying your vows on a white sand beach overlooking the
turquoise waters of the Caribbean or on a powdery slope in the mountains of Colorado. From
the exotic to the traditional, there are hundreds of wedding options available to make
your wedding day special. You can have your
|Tips for a wedding
away from home
- You need to know the requirements of your
destination. What are their marriage license requirements? Do you
need a visa?
- (Our Travel Information,
the US. Department of State, and Destinations Wedding Magazine have some useful links and information)
- Keep in mind, If you cannot legally marry in the
country of your choice, you can always have a quick civil ceremony in the United States
before you go and still have the wedding of your dreams.
| PLAN WELL IN ADVANCE
- Some countries have lengthy residency requirement,
while others have none. Some require you to send documentation long before your wedding
- You may have to make appointments in advance to get
your license, for the ceremony, caterer, photographer, etc.
- In order to get the best rates on air and hotels, it
is always best to book early.
| AVOID PEAK SEASON
- If you can, avoid peak seasons. Your destination
will be more crowded and more expensive during their tourist "high season."
| MAKE SURE YOUR DOCUMENTS ARE IN ORDER
- Many countries will require your original birth
certificate, divorce certificates, death certificates, etc. If you are not holding what
you need, it can take up to 6 weeks to get a copy.
- Some countries require your passport to be valid 6
months after you leave their country. Check the expiration date on your passport. If you
don't have one, submit an application. Passports can take more than 6 weeks for
- Some countries require visas. The length of time it
takes to process a visa varies by country. Most will allow you to pay a fee (usually quite
high) to expedite the process. All require a copy of your itinerary with the visa
- If you are a bride and you intend to change your
name, your travel documents must be in your maiden name. They must match the name on your
identification (i.e. passport or driver's license).
| DON'T CHECK YOUR WEDDING DRESS
If you can avoid it, don't
check your wedding dress and other essential wedding
items. Airlines have been known to lose luggage. Ask the
flight attendant if you can hang up the dress. If there
is no place to hang up the dress, lay it flat in the
overhead compartment. Either way, you will probably have
to steam the dress later.
Contact us today to
request information on your dream destination wedding today.