Make your life easier! 10 Simple Do’s and Don’ts of Destination Wedding Planning

Wedding Websites

1.DO have a wedding website with all the details, photos and stories

2.DO NOT put time sensitive details on your wedding website such as payment deadlines, deposit deadlines.  Guests are likely to miss the important details if they don’t get around to looking at the website right away.

Guest bookings

3.DO NOT give your guests the option to book their package with anyone except your travel agent.  The easiest, safest way to ensure the lease amount of issues is to book as a group.  You might also have to pay increased pricing for certain items for guests not included in the wedding package.

4.DO NOT deal with any of the travel arrangements yourself.  Let your guests contact the travel agent directly to avoid miscommunications and broken telephone messages.  Travel is a very specific purchase, refunds might not be possible and there may be little flexibility to make changes so get the professional to handle the details to avoid confusion.

5.DO offer your guests the opportunity to be matched up with other guests to save on single occupancy charges(your Travel Agent can help facilitate this).

6. DO offer several room categories to accommodate guests that have different budgets.  Offer the entry level categories as well as upgraded rooms.

7. DO get your guests to book early and explain that hotels sell out all the time and booking early avoids being left out.

Choosing a Resort

8.  Choose a resort that is going to accommodate all of the travelers. It’s impossible to please everyone,  but try and consider if they are new/budget travellers or well travelled/have a larger budget.  Find a resort that will cover a broad spectrum of tastes.


9.DO offer your guests trip cancellation insurance and also medical insurance.  It is VERY important to have your guests covered and have a full understanding of the insurance options(your Travel Agent can provide a quote)



Going the extra mile for your guests

10.DO accommodate your guests, if they need to fly on different dates then your Travel Agent should be able to accommodate this.

About Jennifer Borgh

Specializing in destination weddings and local weddings in Toronto and York Region, Jennifer Borgh with her team of exceptional assistants and vendor connections ensure every single detail of your wedding is taken care of. Jennifer Borgh Events is a boutique planning company and doesn’t overbook.  Jennifer Borgh plans weddings and honeymoons FULL time and is therefore available when you need her!

Her extensive background in events has taken her all across the Caribbean.  Being Certified by The Wedding Planners Institute of Canada, Sandals and Travel Industry Council of Ontario leaves destination bridal parties completely worry-free in her capable hands.

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