We can certainly understand why you would want to have a destination wedding. In one respect, what is not to love. You get to experience an absolutely beautiful part of the world and say your vows there as well. What a memorable experience. But on the other hand, pulling off the details of a destination wedding can sometimes be an extremely stressful and grueling undertaking. We cannot stress to you enough that you should not try and take on this task by yourself. Not only is it time consuming, but it can be extremely frustrating tying up all of the details and trying to get the best deals at the same time. Take our advice, save yourself a huge headache and turn over all of the details to a professional and competent travel agency who deals with this kind of thing everyday. This is not the time to practice your DIY skills. Keep in mind that a really high quality travel agency will be well connected and will be aware of the best options for you and your guests in terms of fights and hotel options. And your best options includes saving a lot of money as well. Something else that a travel agent provides that can be extremely helpful is advice on what to do while you are at your location. The bottom line is this, this is supposed to be one of the greatest times of your life. Why not include the help of a professional who can make it the best it can possibly be. The last thing you need during this wonderful time of your life is to bang your head up against a wall trying to plan your destination wedding. So, our suggestion is that you start checking out some candidates in the Charlotte area. This guide was designed with you in mind and it should help you to target the candidate who will best serve you and your guests and your travel plans.
Your first task in this quest is to track down some potential travel agencies in the Charlotte area. There are a few ways to do this that we recommend very highly. Start your search by talking to your family, friends and coworkers. There is truly nothing like a first hand source that has experienced the very thing that you are looking for. Find out if anyone you know has had a quality experience with a travel agency. If they have, then you have your first candidate to start a list of potentials to check out. We would be very remiss if we did not suggest tapping into the power of the world wide web. You can do this by doing a Google search for “travel agencies in the Charlotte area.” This search should result in numerous links being returned to you. Click on as many as you can possibly stomach. Evaluate each website that you look at as to whether the agency seems reputable and is established. For the candidates that you take a liking to, jot down their name and contact information. And do not neglect your wedding vendors that you already have a relationship with. There is a very good chance that they will know if a candidate or two that are worthy of talking to. Contact each agency on your list and make an appointment to interview them.
A face to face interview is essential. Talk about the resort or hotel where everyone will be staying. Do they offer packages? Is there a limit to the number of guests that a package can include? Hopefully, you have determined a budget for your destination wedding. Talk to each agency about your budget and find out if they think it is possible to fit what you and your guests want into that number. Do all of your guests have to stay at the same hotel? Will they setup your actual wedding ceremony and have everything ready to go when you arrive? What options do you have in terms of where your ceremony will be. Are children allowed if it is a resort? Are there are dress code requirements? Will everyone have to fly on the same flight to your wedding location? Depending on where you are having your wedding, is there a time of day that is best to have the ceremony? What is the bottom line cost going to be? Weigh all of these factors and compare each candidate's answers. One agency should emerge from the pack. Enjoy your unique wedding.