Tips to save money on your destination wedding

Avoid booking your wedding during high season:

Many factors can affect your destination wedding date including work schedules, guest availability and hotel availability. If you are not tied down to a specific date, ensure that you research what seasons/months will be ideal for your big day. For example, popular dates like Valentine’s Day or Spring Break may wind up costing you and your guests a premium compared to low season rates. Depending on your venue, it’s important to also be mindful of how different months will possibly bring about different weather conditions for your wedding day. It’s best to discuss all these details with your travel professional, prior to committing yourself to a date.

Give yourself plenty of time to plan:

You are excited about your upcoming wedding and cannot wait get to the beach with your loved ones! You may find that the time just flies by and you start to feel behind in the planning process. It’s ok, you’re not alone. Did you know that the average couple can spend 250 hours planning their wedding? That’s why it’s best to secure your destination wedding specialist as one of your first steps in order to avoid disappointment. Allowing for enough time will ensure that the venue of your dreams is still available on your date.  It will also allow you plenty of time to ask the right questions and receive the best possible price for your group booking.

Work with a travel professional you trust:

There are many different types of destination wedding professionals who offer a variety of amazing services for their clients. Before selecting your destination wedding specialist, decide how involved you want them to be in your wedding and how much you are willing to spend for their services. You will notice that some companies may charge a premium and others offer their planning expertise as a free service alongside your group travel booking.  Neither option is “better than the other”, since each couple has their own budget and priorities. What’s right for someone else may not be what’s right for you! In any event, having a professional there to guide you in your decision-making will help you achieve your vision while staying on budget. 

Coral Tide is a licensed destination wedding travel agency. We have helped clients across North America plan their destination weddings in Mexico, Jamaica, Dominican Republic and more. Contact us for your free initial consultation!